Canal du Centre

Interesting
This canal was built between 1882 and 1917 to link the Meuse basin to the Scheldt basin, thus creating a direct waterway between Germany and France. The issue of the height difference (90m) between the two basins was resolved by building four canal lifts and six locks. To align with European gauge standards (1 350t), the decision was made to create a new canal (2002) and the Strépy-Thieu boat lift, while the old section was given over to waterway tourism.

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Address:

E19-42, 7110 Houdeng-Aimeries

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Canal du Centre hydraulic lifts Canal du Centre hydraulic lifts
Canal du Centre hydraulic lifts
Le Rœulx
0:30
Strépy-Thieu Boat Lift Strépy-Thieu Boat Lift
Strépy-Thieu Boat Lift
Thieu
0:15
Boat trips to the hydraulic lifts of Centre Canal Boat trips to the hydraulic lifts of Centre Canal
Boat trips to the hydraulic lifts of Centre Canal
Thieu
St Symphorien military cemetery St Symphorien military cemetery
St Symphorien military cemetery
Mons
1:30
Grand-Place of Mons Grand-Place  of Mons
Grand-Place of Mons
Mons
0:30
Mons Belfry Mons Belfry
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