Crossing points

The Suez canal

As early as Antiquity, the Suez isthmus was a zone of exchanges between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Over the course of history, there were several projects to pierce it.


Travelling to Constantinople and the rise of tourism: maritime routes (the Danube and the Mediterranean), railways (the Orient-Express and Simplon-Orient-Express), travel agencies and the first airline (CIDNA).