The 9 Locks of Fonseranes gets a face-lift

Already an exceptional site on the Canal du Midi, the 9 locks of Fonseranes, located at the foot of Beziers, is undergoing major renovation in order to offer the best possible conditions to all visitors to this UNESCO listed World Heritage site. For members of Canalfriends living far from Fonseranes, here are images showing the progress of the works.

  • Approaching Fonseranes from Colombiers, 13 jan 2017

  • The old tourist office gets a very modern facelift, Fonseranes, canal du midi, Beziers,

  • New facilities under construction, Fonseranes, Beziers,

  • Fonseranes, canal du midi, Beziers

  • Entrance to the first basin (left) and to the boat lift (right), Fonseranes 13 Jan 2017

  • 9 locks of Fonseranes, Beziers,

  • Nothing stops an intrepid fisherman!

  • Absolutely nothing…

  • New bridge seen from 7th basin, Fonseranes, Beziers,

  • New Bridge and access lift heading towards the Canal bridge, Fonseranes, Beziers

  • Landscaping, Fonseranes, Beziers,

  • Lanscaping, view over 7th lock, Fonseranes, Beziers

  • The canalet, the canal du midi’s original route towards the Orb river before the construction of the canal bridge

  • Clean up of the Canalet towards the Orb river, Fonseranes, Beziers,

  • Beziers canal bridge with the cathedral and St Jacques church in the background

  • All the works are all like water off a ducks back to this group