15 January 2023  |  Tourism

The Etang de Thau, mouth of the Canal du Midi

The Etang de Thau, mouth of the Canal du Midi. The pond is also called a lagoon. A lagoon is a generally shallow expanse of coastal waters separated from the sea by a barrier beach of varying width. The Canal du Midi, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stretches 240 kilometers from Toulouse to Sète.

It ends at Pointe des Onglous, a place in the Thau lagoon that is very pretty to see. The Thau lagoon is the largest in Occitanie. It is classified Natura 2000 thanks to an underwater herbarium which is a guarantee of good water quality and also because it helps the lagoon ecosystem. You can observe in particular seahorses and underwater flowers. Take advantage of the walking paths around the lagoon. The Etang de Thau is also the breeding ground for the famous Bouzigues oysters.

Would you like oysters? You can reach Simon JULIEN and Philippe VAUDO, 2 oyster farmers associated since 2009:

Étang de Thau

 ©Christian Ferrer 

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After gaining a Masters Degree from the Panthéon Sorbonne, I worked as a real-estate agent for luxury properties and now am a manager with Pure France high quality holiday rentals. I am also a yoga instructor.

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