Canal des Deux Mers
Canal du Midi map-fr.svg
English: Two Seas Canal
LengthCanal du Midi 240 km (150 mi)
Garonne Lateral Canal 193 km (120 mi)
LocksCanal du Midi 65 locks
Garonne Lateral Canal 53 locks
Construction beganCanal du Midi 1666
Garonne Lateral Canal 1838
Date completedCanal du Midi 1681
Garonne Lateral Canal 1856

The Canal des Deux Mers (English: Canal of the Two Seas) has been used to describe two different but similar things since the 1660s. In some cases, it is used interchangeably with the Canal du Midi. In others, it describes the path from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, of which the Canal du Midi was the first man-made component. [1][2]


The route from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean includes, from west to east, in sequence:


  1. ^ Jefferson, David (2009). Through the French Canals. Adlard Coles Nautical. p. 275. ISBN 978-1-4081-0381-4.
  2. ^ Midi Camargue Waterways Guide 7. Editions Du Breil. ISBN 2-913120-04-0.