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Junction of the river Aude with the Junction Canal
 
The locks are normally open
  Morning Evening
Jan.Feb.Mar. 08:00 - 12:30 13:30 - 17:30
Apr. 08:00 - 12:30 13:30 - 18:00
May 08:00 - 12:30 13:30 - 19:00
Jun.Jul.Aug. 08:00 - 12:30 13:30 - 19:30
Sep. 08:00 - 12:30 13:30 - 18:30
Oct. 08:00 - 12:30 13:30 - 18:00
Nov.Dec. 08:00 - 12:30 13:30 - 17:00

The Midi Canal, as with most of the canal system of France, and some rivers, is operated by the VNF (Voies Navigables de France). The regional head office for this canal is in Toulouse.

Tel : +33 (0) 562 151 191

There are branch offices at :
Béziers : +33 (0) 467 118 130
Carcassonne : +33 (0) 468 250 150

On this canal the minimum air draught is 2.46m (8ft.9ins.) and minimum water depth 1.39m (4ft.6ins.).
The canal is open all year, but from the first Saturday of November till two weeks before Easter, there are often sections closed for maintenance work. During this period navigation is only possible by prior arrangement with the VNF.

The minimum lock size is :
30.5m (100ft.1in.) x 5.34m (17ft.6ins.)

The locks are closed on these dates :
January 1
May 1
July 14
November 1 & 11
December 25

The information given here is provided with the best of intentions, and is, we believe, correct! However, if any of the dimensions or times are critical to you, we suggest you contact the VNF for an update.

Don't forget that certain locks, like those at Béziers, have separate times for ascending & descending.

 

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