The Fonseranes 9 Locks are a hive of life, a peaceful haven and a great place to visit on your own, with family or friends!

Fancy strolling along the Canal du Midi and visiting its famous structures? What are you waiting for? Head over to this unique site and make memories for life! Explore the 8 locks and 9 basins and have a fantastic day out whether you’re a lounge lizard, fitness fan or culture vulture!

When you get here, stop at the visitor centre to get advice from our team and pick up a souvenir from the gift shop. Whilst you’re here, visit the immersive cinema to find out everything there is to know about the Canal du Midi and Pierre-Paul Riquet, the brains behind it. Join Alice’s father, the archivist, on a trip back in time!

How about lunch at Le 9 restaurant? Enjoy a good meal or take a break on the terrace with a drink and fantastic views of our beautiful Béziers Cathedral!

Is it the afternoon already? It’s time to book your cruise or electric boat to sail down the water staircase to the end of the 9 locks! Don’t worry if you don’t fancy a boat trip, just hop on a bike or pop your trainers on and hit the towpath along the Canal du Midi. Keen walkers will love the botanical trail which takes you everywhere and introduces you to different plants.

Do you prefer a more leisurely experience? The tourist train is the one for you! Settle back and enjoy the ride to Béziers old town and our heritage! Have some family fun on our treasure hunt! It’s a great way to explore the site and have fun with the kids (available in english).

Come on, it’s time to try your 9 experiences of the 9 locks!