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France’s Canal du Midi: A Reinvented Wonder Of The Engineering World

It’s 1662 – and French tax farmer and science enthusiast Pierre-Paul Riquet has an impossible dream. It’s easy to imagine him staring at a map of France, his brow beetled with frustration. At its narrowest point across France, less than 450 km separate the Mediterranean from the Atlantic – but without a functioning waterway, trade

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