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The nine Locks of Fonseranes, Beziers

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Learn more about the intriguing staircase lock The nine Locks of Fonseranes, which is made up of eight lock chambers and nine gates. The lock keeper's house, stables, and other traditional buildings still remain intact, providing a glimpse into the lock's operational past. The lock has gone through a number of alterations over the years, including an unsuccessful effort to construct an incline plane for larger boats to bypass the narrow lock. Using our world travel planner, Beziers attractions like The nine Locks of Fonseranes can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • was impressive to see the locks work, but to do so in 2017 means sneaking on to the building site and getting shouted at by angry french man!!  more »
  • My wife and I went thru the Fonseranes Staircase whilst navigating the Midi. You have to pay attention at all times, thus I was only able to take on picture during the 9 locks. We are experienced with...  more »
  • We were travelling on the Midi with Le Boat.And passing through these lock is a just unbelievable.To think this was build in the 17th century.To maneuver your boat through is an experience on it owns.  more »