The Fontinettes Boatlift was built in 1887 and replaced a flight of 5 locks.It has been working from 1887 to 1967 like a pair of hydraulic scales. It is situated on the Neuffossé canal linking the river la Lys to the river Aa (Belgium to Dunkerque). It's now classified "Monument Historique "

fONTINETTES boatlift

You can visit the annexe buildings of this boatlift :
- General exhibition room
- Forge and video room
- Repair workshop


For children...

Children’spectacles  for Primary schools groups (transport game, cogwheels game …).
When man meets water (during 2h30 how to protect water and the environment)




Guided tours
from 1st March to 31st October

Timetable : 1 hour for adult groups,
1 hour 30 for primary schools with children’spectacles

Costs :
- 25 people : 100 euros for the group
+ 25 people : 4 euros by person

Non-guided tours
from 1st April to 30th September
From Monday to Friday
10h-12h / 14h-18h
On Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 14h-18h
We give you a free explanatory leaflet

Costs :

Unique in France

4 euros per adult
2,50 euros per child (-12 years old)
Free for kids (- 5 years old)



COSTS AND BOOKINGS : Tourist Office or
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