Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi (känälˈ dü mēdēˈ) [key], canal, c.150 mi (240 km) long, linking Sète and Toulouse, S France. It was built to carry oceangoing ships between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, but because of its size it now carries only barge traffic.

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