Ecluse de l'Aiguille Lock Canal Du Midi

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Ecluse de L'Aiguille Lock Canal Du Midi

(esclusa sluseport sluis Schleuse sluse chiuse sluss)

 

PK (Point Kilométrique): 133.707

Year of Construction: 1674

Type of lock: Double

 

Lock keeper presence: yes

Water drop (meters): 5.47

Bike path side: Change sides using the bridge at this lock!

 

The Ecluse de l'Aiguille Lock on the Canal Du Midi is the most decorated lock of the entire canal.  It is probable that this lock is the second most visited by tourists; only the nine locks of Beziers are more visited.  The lock keeper, Joël Barthes, has been creating sculptures here since 1992.  First out of wood using a chainsaw, later moving on to recycled-metal sculptures that actually move.

 

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