Les Neuf Ecluses
A short ride away, you can find this little treasure. A very interesting spectacle... Read for yourselves.

Les neuf écluses is a staircase lock on the Canal du Midi near Béziers. It consists of eight ovoid lock chambers (characteristic of the Canal du Midi) and nine gates, which allow boats to be raised a height of 21.5 m, in a distance of 300 m. Whilst the flight was built as an 8-rise, to allow boats to cross the River Orb on a level, rejoining the canal a little further downstream, the crossing of the Orb was long ago replaced by an aqueduct. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fonserannes_Lock

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