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Canal de Brienne (Le)

Allees de Brienne, 31000, Toulouse, France
+33 5 61 25 72 57
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Calm tranquil water in the city

The canal de brienne is one of two canals in Toulouse. It runs close to Pont Neuf, and has a lock... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2015
Fiona S
Melbourne, Australia
Pretty amazing when you think about the history of these canals

The canals are still funtioning in todays world although assuming a different role. In days gone by... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2015
Julie E
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Allees de Brienne, 31000, Toulouse, France
+33 5 61 25 72 57
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

The canal de brienne is one of two canals in Toulouse. It runs close to Pont Neuf, and has a lock from the Garonne into the canal. It has lovely trees along each side, and is calm and peaceful.

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The canals are still funtioning in todays world although assuming a different role. In days gone by they were a major means of transportation but today, they are a lovely shady place for walk or run or bike ride. At times, its hard to believe...More

Thank Julie E
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I wanted my family to discover the Garonne and the Canal de Brienne, so the best option was the Bateaux Toulousains. There is a guy who attracted tourists around for the visit. The comments were recorded in French only and it was very messy and...More

1  Thank Katiattt
Reviewed 9 June 2015

A [pleasant canalin Toulouse with locks that are interesting to canalphiles like us. Leads to the canal du midi.

Thank Dr_Bob1
Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

The canal is beatiful but nothing special. There is nice walking and running path. There are few boats. A pleasanr place to get away from the city noise.

Thank timoliini
Reviewed 6 September 2014

We took two cruise in Toulouse - one up the Garonne and one along the Canal de Brienne. Of the two, the one along the canal was much the more interesting, taking us past the old tobacco factories and teaching us a bit of Toulouse...More

2  Thank John S
Reviewed 1 September 2014

The Canal was built in the C18th to by pass the Bazacle weir so barges could continue off the River Garonne to and from the Canal du Midi. It starts near the Place St Pierre square with a couple of brick built locks as at...More

Thank observer2011
Reviewed 28 August 2014

do not miss either a walk on the side of Brienne channel or/and a cruise on a ship (only 8 to 12€, quite worth the price...) the atmosphere is special: green dormant waters, antique bridges, fishermen and couples in love are surrounding you giving your...More

Thank doomsky
Reviewed 23 August 2014

There is a boat trip several times a day from Quai de la Daurade, along the river and up this canal. If you understand French, there is a running commentary provided- if not, they can give you a handy printed summary. Not spectacular, but very...More

Reviewed 3 August 2014

If I lived in Toulouse I'd enjoy running alongside this canal. It has tree coverage, therefore keeps the sun off you and has a cool, laidback feel. However, as a tourist I didn't find this a particularly interesting attraction, particularly as the riverboat tours pass...More

1  Thank AlexHalls
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