The Waterfalls of the Alpine Canal
The Alpine Canal, a 17th century hydraulic work of art located in the south of France, was designed to irrigate the agricultural lands of the Salon-de-Provence region. It played a crucial role in the economic development of the region, particularly for olive cultivation. Despite technological and agricultural developments, the canal continues to irrigate the region's agricultural lands and is appreciated for its beauty and historical heritage.
Currently, the canal is owned by the State and has been managed by the SICAS (Intercommunal Syndicate of the Southern Alpine Canal) since 1980.
It is interesting to note that many people call this canal "Canal des Alpilles", in reference to the nearby Alpilles massif.
The association "Les Amis du Canal des Alpines" takes care of the preservation and enhancement of this precious heritage.