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Located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, not far from the Mediterranean Sea, the town of Capestang is home to the lowest bridge on the entire Canal du Midi. As such, it is quite common for regional boat builders to use the measurements of the Capestang Bridge when constructing a boat that must be able to travel up the canal.

 

In conjunction with the Canal de Garonne, the Canal du Midi works to connect the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea, making Capestang a wonderful place to stop during any trip on the canals. Marshes surround the town, and this was once the site of a magnificent Roman bridge that served as part of the Via Domitia – the first Roman road ever to be built in the area. Capestang also boasts several historical attractions on land that are worth a visit, including the summer residence of the Archibishops of Narbonne, which dates back to the 12th century.

 

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Charente - Aquitaine - Midi
Capestang
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