Start of guided tours of the Boat Lift

It has been an integral part of the Arquois landscape for nearly 150 years, but what do we really know about the Fontinettes boat lift? Discover this unique monument in France on a guided tour.

From its construction in the 1880s to its final shutdown in 1967, go back in time and discover the many facets of this atypical place, unique in France, thanks to a guided tour.

Relive the inauguration of 1888, understand how this jewel of French industrial heritage works and also discover the daily life of bargemen aboard a Freycinet barge moored in the downstream ferry of the boat lift.

2023 Fee Schedule

Denomination Price including VAT
Full price 5€90
Reduced Rate (1) 4€90
Free (2) 0€00

Reduced rates applicable (upon presentation of proof)**

(1) Children 4-15 years old / Students / Seniors (+ 60 years old) / Large family / Accompanying visitor with a disability / Tourism professionals

(2) 4 years old / Job seekers and RSA beneficiaries / People with disabilities / International Counci of Museum members / Education Pass * / Journalists / Guides-lecturers

Guided tour by reservation, ticket office available (here).