France Ecluses de Fonceranes (Nine Locks of Fonseranes)

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The locks of Fonserannes (French: Écluses de Fonserannes) is a lock complex consisting of originally eight lock rooms (nine locks) in the Canal du Midi west of the French city of Béziers. Construction took place between 1673 and 1680.

After the canal bridge over the Orb was opened in 1858, two of the eight lock rooms of the lock complex could be closed.

Over a distance of 300 meters, boats are moved 21.5 m in height in a westerly direction.

The complex has been a Monument historique since 1996 and attracts more than 300,000 visitors annually.

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