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The church of Canals
Canals, place of the mail airways
The Canal in Canals
The Canal in Canals
Canals is a small village located in the department of Tarn-et-Garonne between 20 and National Canal du Garonne. This rural village suffers from a lean economic tourism. With its 650 inhabitants, this small town of less than 8 km ² offers a peaceful setting, with its houses of another age, close to its capital of Guangzhou City Grisolles (less than 3km).

The top of its 139 meters, it sits below the slopes of Fronton, and less than 20 km from Montauban, the largest city, the capital of the department.
Surrounded by villages such Dieupentale 2.5 km, 4 km Pompignan, Bessens 4.5 km, Verdun-sur-Garonne 4.5 km, Canals is outside of all major busy roads.
Its inhabitants are called Canalais and Canalaises.
Unfortunately we have little or no indication of its history: The name of this town is not named in the Grand Larousse Encyclopedia.

However, this is one of the villages of South-west France that can boast a beacon of Aeropostale still standing as well as headlights and Baziège Montferrant. (1918 under the name "Companies Latécoère lines", 1921 under the name "Company general aviation companies," finally, in 1927, under the name of "Compagnie Générale Aéropostale", then retaken by the French state under the term Air France)

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has flown as it was these pioneers who carried the mail through the air on various continents, risking their lives. The flights are at high risk at the time of nascent aviation.
This village whose history is lost today, it is must be old because the Via Aquitania was happening in the first century of our era. (Reliant Narbonne to Bordeaux it was built between 14 and 50 AD)

Another small  monument, very popular, attests to an active village life nineteenth century : it's his laundry