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The nine Locks of Fonseranes

Chemin des Ecluses, 34500, Beziers, France
+33 4 99 41 36 36
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Lovely walk

A nice walk by the canal. Park for free on the Route de Sérignan, it saves the 7 euro parking fee... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RikInFrance
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Thezan-Les-Beziers, France
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Lovely and interesting place to visit

We enjoyed a morning here. The views from the locks over Beziers are lovely, Watching the boats... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Chemin des Ecluses, 34500, Beziers, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A nice walk by the canal. Park for free on the Route de Sérignan, it saves the 7 euro parking fee. You can walk the locks and down to the aqueduct in Bézier quicker than the boats can actually navigate it. Very interesting to watch....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a morning here. The views from the locks over Beziers are lovely, Watching the boats coming up and down the locks was interesting, and fascinating to think that this has been happening for centuries. The cafe and visitor centre were very pleasant.

Thank Deborah f
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely visit to the beautifully restored locks spoiled by the €7 for 30 mins parking charge, no prices displayed inside or outside the car park, such a shame as we left feeling ripped off 😡More

Thank VivandLes
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AmelieOT, Community Manager at The nine Locks of Fonseranes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, 2 wooden boards at the entrance of the car park display the parking price. The price is 7€ for the entire day, including an audioguide. Thanks to the audioguide you can enjoy a 1 hour commented tour on site. We usually advise to stay...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the locks on Le Boat, canal & lock system quite an amazing feat. Hard work for the crew. Terrible experience on Le Boat, would never recommend but canal & landscape wonderful. Went thru vineyards & olive groves. We were there during the heat spell...More

Thank Alana m
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can easily reach this by taking a local bus from central bus station in Beziers (15 min ride). Here you can see an amazing work of engineering by Paul Riquet and dating from the 17th century consisting of eight chambers and nine gates which...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Nine locks on the Canal du Midi. Visited this site out of interest. It’s a nine lock staircase. Hm. Ok.... If you want spectacular canal engineering, there’s plenty nearer to home….Bingley, Hatton, Audlem, Caen Hill, Pontcysyllte, Anderton Boat Lift, Falkirk Wheel…. And so on and...More

Thank Wheresmebus
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

We visited one morning to see these locks. They are easily found with a big new carpark. Once there nice to see. But we got really lucky with timing as there were a number of boats going up the locks. This was great to watch...More

Thank Ashley P
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

A sight that must be seen, an amazing feat of engineering. We watched 2 or 3 boats travel down through the locks. Parking at the moment is difficult whilst building works are ongoing.

Thank Veronica T
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

It is nice to see the locks and the boats trying to go through all of them. But after you viewed it for a while you like to have seen it all. There is an expensive restaurant and the lock above. And there is another...More

Thank Rick S
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

They look intimidating the first time you do them, but are well organised and, in fact, good fun. Be aware that the wind can be a handful at the top!

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Jan E
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Response from Robert H |
We went last autumn - there was no pedestrian access to the locks or anywhere with a useful view of them, or the fantastic inclined plane (a technological failure) adjacent to the locks. Boats were still able to pass through... More
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