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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. For The nine Locks of Fonseranes and beyond, use our Beziers trip planning site to get the most from your Beziers vacation.
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  • We have visited here a few times, it has changed a great deal over the last 10 years. From the car park it is a bit of a walk up to the canal, but it is worth it. It is interesting seeing the locks....  more »
  • Wow what an amazing piece of engineering. This is breathtaking from the top. Thankfully there's a cafe to match. With wonderful views. And great service . Best viewed on a sunny day  more »
  • Superb engineering....really worth a detour to visit this amazing part of the Canal du Midi. Closed to navigation until January  more »
  • Really cool to see how the gates open to let the water through so that the water evens out and the boats can sail on along the river. It's a pretty walk of around 45 minutes to the city center following the canal. The tourist office at the écluses has an immersive cinema offer that's about 14 minutes long and introduces visitors to the history of the locks. It's free till the end of 2020 and you get to sit in a chair surrounded by screens all around you.
  • Technical prowess for the time.
  • A very impressive piece of engineering, to open a gate it takes just around 3 mins.
  • Nice church to visit on our road trip through Roim.
  • Ineresting technical Building. A must see if you are near to it.

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