The royal route for river tourism in Europe, the Canal du Midi symbolises the good life, French-style. Among the 328 structures along the canal, sights worth seeing include the first major dam in Europe at Lake Saint-Ferréol, the cornerstone of the water supply to the Canal du Midi, as well as the Canal Museum & Gardens, which offer a trip back to the historic sources of this amazing construction, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since December 1996.
Other sights to see are the Répudre aqueduct bridge, La Redorte spillway, Le Somail harbour, the Malpas tunnel, the nine locks of Fonseranes, the round lock of Agde, the structures on the Libron, and the Pointe des Onglous headland at the Étang de Thau.
"The Sources of the Canal du Midi" is the name of the Grand Site Occitanie that water engineering brought to life. It encompasses Lake Saint-Ferréol, the bastide town of Revel and the Abbey-School of Sorèze.