Canals are impressive masterpieces of human engineering. Join us for a closer look at three of the most well-known waterways of great historical and economic relevance.
The first is Canal du Midi, built under Louis XIV, which provided Toulouse with access to the Mediterranean Sea some 200 kilometres away. Today, it is the oldest canal still in use in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The documentary also explores the Canal de Bourgogne, built at the end of the 18th century, which connected the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic. Finally, we explore the Grand Canal of Alsace, which was built over 100 years later and is mainly used to generate electricity.
Explore the history and engineering behind these technological works of art in this fascinating documentary.