Partenaire Pass Loisirs
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Ascenseur à bateaux

Monument, Industrial, 19th century, Industrial site, Industry, Transport in Arques
From :  4,5 Full-fare
  • The lift was built in the 1880s to enable barges to overcome the 13-metre difference in height on the Neuffossé canal. The manoeuvre, controlled from the cabin at the top of the central tower, required 6 men and took 20 minutes. The Fontinettes lift was in operation until 1967. A unique work of art in France, it was listed as a Historic Monument in 2014.
    Now that the lift has been restored, you can take a guided tour of the site.

    The Boat Lift is closed to visitors over the winter, but is...
    The lift was built in the 1880s to enable barges to overcome the 13-metre difference in height on the Neuffossé canal. The manoeuvre, controlled from the cabin at the top of the central tower, required 6 men and took 20 minutes. The Fontinettes lift was in operation until 1967. A unique work of art in France, it was listed as a Historic Monument in 2014.
    Now that the lift has been restored, you can take a guided tour of the site.

    The Boat Lift is closed to visitors over the winter, but is due to reopen during the February holidays (Saturday 24/02/2024). The team can still be contacted by telephone or e-mail for any information or booking requests (groups, etc.).

    A number of footpaths in the town pass close to the building, and a notice board in the nearby car park refers to them to guide you in your discoveries.
  • Spoken languages
    • German
    • English
    • French
    • Dutch
Services
  • Activities
    • Junior workshop
  • Services
    • Accès Wifi
    • Picnic area
    • Free car park
    • Toilets
    • Shop
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  • Adult price
    From 5.90 €
  • Child rate
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  • Adult price
    From 9 €
  • Child rate
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  • Adult price
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  • Child rate
    From 4.90 €
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  • From April 1, 2024
    until June 30, 2024
  • From July 1, 2024
    until August 31, 2024
  • From September 1, 2024
    until September 30, 2024
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