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Le Canal de la Siagne

The Siagne Canal is one of two main sources of drinking water for the City of Cannes and its vicinity.

Built at the instigation of Lord Brougham, former Lord Chancellor of England, and inaugurated in 1868, the Canal features many hydraulic structures of the time and has become a popular attraction for the people from the communes through which it flows in its 43km course.

The Siagne Canal is an integral part of the heritage and has shaped the lives of all the local people, who are profoundly attached to this artificial watercourse, an integral part their Provençal cultural identity.

The Canal offers a site, unique in the Alpes-Maritimes département and remarkable for its architecture and landscapes.

Its farming terraces (restanques or faïsses) offer a chance to admire the beauty of Provence for all those who take the time to do so. It is ideal for recharging one’s batteries by strolling along its banks from where it starts.

 

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