Les 9 écluses de Fonséranes

About

The Romans had already wanted to link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean via a canal. We had to wait until the end of the 17th century and the arrival of Pierre-Paul Riquet for the project to be completed, thus creating a genuine tool of trade and economic development. 69 locks, and their unique architectural aesthetic of being oval, feature along the 240 km of the Canal du Midi, between Toulouse and Sète. The most monumental ones were built in Béziers : the majestic water stairway of Fonseranes, where more than 10 000 boats sail every year, are visited by 425 000 persons each year.

Practical Information

Tél : + 33 (0)4 99 41 36 36
Adresse : Office de Tourisme de Béziers Méditerranée. Maison du Tourisme et des Vins. 1 bd Wilson 34500 Béziers
GPS : long.3.12.00 / lat.43.1952

Horaires d'ouverture

Tourism Office (Ecluses de Fonséranes):

Open 7/7 days between Jully 1st to october 31st

Prices

Béziers little train (8 languages)

From the 27th march:

  • Full price: 6 €
  • Multi-sites pass : 5€

Please contact "Le Petit Train de Béziers" : +33 6 33 75 72 50