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The nine Locks of Fonseranes

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Address: Chemin des Ecluses, 34500, Beziers, France
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Good, but not this year

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!!

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49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!!

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Georgetown, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the French canals and luckily our boat had stern and bow thrusters, therefore this was not stressful for just the two of... More 

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AmelieOT, Community Manager at The nine Locks of Fonseranes, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your commen, we are glad you had a good time and hope to see you soon again on the Canal du Midi ! More 

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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

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Thank CG V
AmelieOT, Community Manager at The nine Locks of Fonseranes, responded to this review

We are glad you loved it and hope to see you again when the site is renewed, and the works are over! More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

These locks were built under Louis XIV, and were a remarkable technical achievement. Getting up and down then with a boat is still quite an achievement - you need to keep your wits about you and pull hard on the ropes!

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AmelieOT, Community Manager at The nine Locks of Fonseranes, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment! Have a nice trip on the Canal du Midi! More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We passed here while jogging next to the canal. We started in the town, passed the Écluse in town, through the aqueduct, then north to Fonsérannes. A bit tricky to pass to the other side of the canal due to construction work. Beatiful scenery running back to the town! Very interesting site with a massive height difference

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Thank JPStravel2015
AmelieOT, Community Manager at The nine Locks of Fonseranes, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for you comment and pictures ! They are beautiful ! The Canal du Midi and its surroundings are indeed one of the favorite jogging place for locals and visitors. Everything will be easy again in july when the works are over, and even more beautiful ! ;) We're hoping to welcome you again at the 9... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Walked from the Cathedral to the Old bridge crossed the river and walked to the canal du Midi. About 30 minutes leisurely walk with time for photographs of the cathedral and town from the river. The walk along the canal to the locks is splendid. Watch for the small lizards bathing in the sun on the stone canal aqueduct over... More 

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Amélie F, Responsable relations publiques at The nine Locks of Fonseranes, responded to this review

Thank you David for your comment. We hope to welcome you again soon in Béziers when the 9 Locks are open again. You surely will be able to take wonderful picture of this upgoing site re-opening in July! Best regards, Amélie, Community Manager for the Béziers Méditerranée Tourist Office. More 

Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Worth the stop and small walk to see the 9 écluses - unfortunate that it was under renovation whilst we visited...so it was unpractical to walk around From there however, there is an awesome walk to do along the canal all the way to the cathédrale.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Nice place to visit in a warm day - it`s interesting to follow a boat through these ecluses - one of the few landmarks in Beziers

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Darlington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

First time on a canal boat and up the Ecluses de Fonserannes on the 1st day. The lock keepers were great, friendly and helpful. no problems at all.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were advised to visit the Ecluses de Fonserannes whilst in Bezier. The nine lock's of Fonserannes, easily reached by a cycle ride on the Canal Du Midi, A masterpiece of civil engineering, well worth a visit.

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