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Canal de Brienne (Le)

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Address: Allees de Brienne, 31000, Toulouse, France
Phone Number: +33 5 61 25 72 57

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Biking

Along side the canal you can bike for miles. Espacially when you can get the bikes for cheap everywere in Toulouse. Great exercise.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2014
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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Madrid, Spain
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 interesting.

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York, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 up and down here with their audio-narration. There are much better things to do and... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Along side the canal you can bike for miles. Espacially when you can get the bikes for cheap everywere in Toulouse. Great exercise.

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ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Se the intereting way the canal was engineered, quite different from others I have seen. There are quite few canal boats moored at various points along the way, each offeriing interesting food and servces,

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Walked along the canal and took a boat trip up to the canal basin in Toulouse - interesting to see the symbols of the masons carved into the stones of the canal locks. It's leafy and shady, which is lovely on a hot Sunday afternoon.

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Paris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Walk, run and take a deep fresh breath, have a croissant or just sit there enjoying the peacefulness.

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Sussex, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

The best thing about toulouse are the opportunities to walk/cycle/jog along the canals or riverbanks.......all delightfully treelined

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

It looks great first thing in the morning as the sun rises and the morning mist starts to evaporate - before the boats disrupt the reflections of the trees.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

This peaceful (despite proximity to roads) canal and the Canal de Midi, have appeared in so many films/tv shows/postcards that one feels they are like an old friend....well used by cyclists and joggers, it provides a shady passage around the outskirts of the centre.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

Walked along the Canal de Brienne from the Pont des Catalans - what a disappointment. Not looked after, 2 dingy restaurant boats. How could the city not look after this better? Walked up to the Canal du Midi.

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