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The 'nine' (6½ remaining) locks of Fonseranes  

The nine, six and a half (working & remaining), locks of Fonseranes & the Belvévère Inclined Plane or Pente d'eau, all that remain of "Les Neuf Ecluses".

N.B. Counting from the top of the locks (Eastern end) there are now just six fully working locks. The seventh has had its Southern wall removed and is now an area where boats may wait or pass, before ascending or heading Westwards towards the aqueduct that will carry them across the River Orb. The eighth and ninth are no longer usable, plus, a road has been built through the canal route that passage is impossible.

© 2018 Malcolm Beeson

The nine (six and a half) locks of Fonseranes
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