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Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Lac de Saint-Ferréol/Revel

Musée & Jardins du
Canal du Midi

Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Lac de Saint-Ferréol/Revel

Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Lac de Saint-Ferréol/Revel

Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Lac de Saint-Ferréol/Revel

Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Lac de Saint-Ferréol/Revel

Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Lac de Saint-Ferréol/Revel
Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Lac de Saint-Ferréol/Revel

Located in the heart of the Montagne Noir, at the junction of three departments (Haute-Garonne, Tarn and Aude), the basin of St. Ferreol is for generations, one of the favorite rendezvous of Recreational enthusiasts and outdoor.

It's beach, its supervised swimming, water sports, fishing preserve it's and its picnic areas are forgetting that Lake St. Ferreol is primarily a retention pond, the centerpiece of the supply network of channel noon!

It is in this natural setting that from the early 19th century, romantic gardens were gradually developed. In 1855, the installation of the water jet endowed them with a refreshing atmosphere for strolling and loitering.

Instead of approval, the gardens of the museum can also discover the hydraulic principles that govern the supply of canal water.

The "ps" (available to groups by reservation), lets get to the heart of the dam and reach the control system and valves installed in 1829. They top a second gallery, "the vault drain", inaccessible to the public and which is currently the main flow of water in the basin...

Linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the Canal du Midi is, despite its apparent simplicity, certainly one of the most fabulous monuments a man has ever built. The Royal Canal des Deux Mers, this wild dream allegedly fondled a few centuries before Nero and Charlemagne had never hitherto been possible. All engineers who leaned on this grand design clashed in fact the problem of water Canal. While admitting to his ignorance of science Colbert, Pierre-Paul Riquet, then anonymous collector of Languedoc, had the idea which was to carry forward his project: to bring together the various streams of the Black Mountain and drive to Naurouze by means of a "channel". Four years of tough negotiations were needed before Riquet obtains permission from Louis XIV to start work on 1 January 1667! This is more than 57 years, he launched into this gigantic enterprise. Organizer and leader of men peerless, Ricky walked up to 12,000 workers on various projects. Of the 328 structures that dot the 240 km Canal, formed some real innovations began and highlight the creative, visionary, bold and universal Riquet. Exhausted, fatigued by the battle, worn by the cabals and treachery, Pierre-Paul Riquet died at Toulouse on 1 October 1680 at the age of 71 years ... Prior to the completion of his work which opened the following year . The museum is located on the dam of St. Ferreol who was for several centuries, the largest dam ever built in Europe...


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Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Lac de Saint-Ferréol/Revel

Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Lac de Saint-Ferréol/Revel

Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Lac de Saint-Ferréol/Revel

Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Lac de Saint-Ferréol/Revel
  Opening Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Revel:  
- march to march - From 14:00 to 17:00   Wheelchair friendly
- Closed day(s): Monday 
- april to september - From 10:30 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 18:00
- Closed day(s): Monday
- july to august - From 10:00 to 19:00
- Closed day(s): -
- september to november
- Only weekends and holidays - from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00
- Closed day(s): 01 january - 01 may - 25 december  
Comité Départemental du Tourisme du Tarn Cabardès au Canal du Midi Office de tourisme de Lauragais Revel Sorézois La Communauté de Communes de la Montagne Noire Office de Tourisme Intercommunal aux sources du Canal du Midi Revel
Equipments and Services:
  * Public Parking
* Group guided tours
* Pedagogical visits
* Restaurant
* Unguided group visits
* Groups accepted
* Unguided individual visits
* Disabled reception
* Shop
* Individual guided tours
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Lac de Saint-Ferréol

Lac de Saint-Ferréol


Château de Saissac

Château de Saissac



The city of Castres lies in the south-west of the Tarn department in the Midi-Pyrénées. It is surrounded by beautiful scenery, the Tarn countryside being home to many lovely chateaux, with glorious sunflower-filled fields providing a perfect backdrop for these elegant houses of days gone by. Castres is built on the River Agout, and the old houses on either side lean their upper stories out over the water as though reaching out to the opposite bank. These were once the homes of the weavers and the dyers, and this connection with the textile industry is still important to Castres today. Castres is full of history, and there are reminders of its past very much in evidence in the modern city. The city was founded around a Benedictine Abbey, but also existed in Roman times as Castroum. Monuments worth seeing are the Church of Saint Benoit, the fountain and the statue in the Place Jean Jaurès, the town hall which lies in the old Bishop’s palace, and the Quay of the Jacobains, viewed from the Pont Neuf. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Goya Museum, which houses the largest collection of Spanish art in France. Castres is an excellent place to be if you are one of the many people who love the buzz and colour of French markets. The town has two daily markets, with fresh produce on offer in the main square, and a bric-a-brac or flea market in the Place Albanique. On Saturdays the general market stretches down the riverside, making a most picturesque place to shop!...



Albi is a thriving city which manages to combine past glory and present youth, with a truly dynamic economy. Over 600,000 tourists visit Albi every year. The town is famous for its Toulouse-Lautrec museum, with a unique collection of paintings and prints by the artist, as well as St Cecilia Cathedral, a masterpiece of Mediterranean Gothic architecture, its old neighborhoods with charming brick houses, not to mention two illustrious navigators amongst its native sons, La Pérouse and Rochegude. Albi also strives to improve life for its inhabitants : renovating the suburbs, reviving the city center. The city aims to get its Episcopal city listed as a Unesco World heritage Site. Arts, sports, education… Diversity is the hallmark of Albi the « erudite and audacious », making it even more of a city on the move, but where the living is easy...

  Musée & Jardins du
Canal du Midi
Leisure - Museum
Avenue Paul Riquet
Lac de Saint-Ferréol
31250 REVEL

Phone +33

Email -

Website -

Rates, Methods of payment -
Child rate: 3.00 €
Adult rate: 5.00 €

Bike friendlyParkingDogs allowedCafé, BarRestaurantBar

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