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Les 4 Ecluses Saint-Roch

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A Gtreat Engineering Structure & Tourist Attraction

The 4 lock staircase at Castelnaudary is really a great piece of engineering. At weekends... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2019
David R
Neutral Bay, Australia
Baptism of Fire!

This was our very first lock on leaving the basin on our boat trip on Canal due Midi - if we can do... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2019
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

The 4 lock staircase at Castelnaudary is really a great piece of engineering. At weekends especially tourists and locals come to see it on operation with large number of boats going up and down. The site however is a bit of a let down and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

This was our very first lock on leaving the basin on our boat trip on Canal due Midi - if we can do it, anyone can! The Lock keeper was very patient and helped us a lot, while laughing his ass off! Stunning series of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

If you're coming upstream by boat you have to pass this staircase of locks. No problem. The lock keeper is quite helpful and less than an hour should get you up to the main basin, where there are plentiful moorings and a nice town to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

There's nearly a hundred locks on the Canal de Midi between the Mediterranean Sea and Toulouse. You can see four of them in Castelnaudary. Worth a detour to see these ancient locks still in operation some 350 years after the Canal was built.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

Castelnaudary is a charming little place to visit. The lock system is ancient yet works perfectly ok. A stroll around the canal area builds up a healthy appetite. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

This is one of the two sets of multiple locks (4) along the Canal du Midi. It is fascinating that they date to the late 1600's. Well worth a quick visit while in the village of Castelnaudary.

Date of experience: July 2016
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