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Ecluses de Fonserannes

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Address: Chemin des Ecluses, 34500, Beziers, France
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+33 4 99 41 36 36

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Interesting piece of engineering

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Cristian G
Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Thank Cristian G
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

It took me about 40 minutes to find this place as Beziers is like a maze. To my disappointment, it was closed for visitors and there was no information anywhere in the town itself to inform it was closed. Shame...

Thank Aleksandra R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted to go see these locks when we were in Beziers on a day trip. We followed the signs to get there, and arrived on a big unfinished parking lot. And it turns out that the sight is closed for visitors until summer 2017, because of maintenance! So it was impossible to see anything. I get that they need... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Still closed for another 9 months, but still worth a walk from town along the canal as far as you can. Justifies a further visit in the autumn of 2017

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United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

have visited these locks several times before and took UK family visitors along last week to have a look at this part of the UNESCO Canal du Midi site......hmmm. building site actually and no warning signs until gou get there. It's all a pity as they have largely wrecked the site just to tarmac extra acres to host all the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

There is a very nice carpark with good views over the town. Its free to park, and a lot of motor homes are doing just this. Tourist information office is open and full of usefull stuff and maps ( in Spanish ) No toilets that we could find though.. The access to the locks will be open in June 2017... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Rather disappointed to find that having travelled to see these locks there was nowhere to get a view of them because there are major works to restore them at present. The new parking area is lovely and a boardwalk ramp will allow wheelchair access. Loads of people arriving and walking up the ramp but nothing to see as the site... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Worth visiting for curiosity sake. Marvellous to work out how it was built, and congratulations to the ladies who made it possible!

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