Ecluses de Pechlaurier Lock Canal Du Midi

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Ecluse de Pechlaurier Lock Canal Du Midi

(esclusa sluseport sluis Schleuse sluse chiuse sluss)

 

PK (Point Kilométrique): 150.161

Year of Construction: 1674

Type of lock: Double

 

Lock keeper presence: yes

Water drop (meters): 4.63

Bike path side: south

 

Pechlaurier is the name of the hill opposite the lock.  Pech is a word you see often around this area, and it means hill in English.  Laurier is a type of tree called laurel in English.  So Pechlaurier literally means the hill with laurel trees.  There is a small trail going up to the top of this hill from which one can take nice pictures.  Reaching the top of the hill takes about 5 minutes.

 

The lock-keeper also runs a small store at this location, selling items such as drinks, jams, and ice cream.

 

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