Images of Quiet Saturday Afternoon by Canal du Midi in Toulouse, Late August

When in Toulouse, the Canal du Midi will cross your path numerous times. 

It brings you back to life in the slow lane.


Bike riders, skaters and joggers can enjoy Canal du Midi thanks to extensive bike and jogging lanes that grace its banks.

On my second Saturday in the Ville Rose in August, I walked alongside Canal du Midi and rested my head on one of the trees offering a bit of a shade on sunny days.

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