The Waterways of France

A Collection of Photographs taken by Tony Clayton


The River Lot Navigation


The Upper Lot <<-- : -->> The Middle Lot


The River Lot Navigation fell out of use in the 1920's, and although several sections have been restored there remain obstructions between a derelict lock at St.Vite (near Fumel) and the Fumel hydro-electric barrage. and also at a barrage just upstream of Luzech.


'Lower' Lot


The river is navigable from its confluence with the Garonne to the site of St.Vite lock near Fumel. We visited Lock 6 at Lustrac on a hot September day and were delighted to see it being used.


Lustrac Lock

Lustrac Lock 6 from below, 2014

Lustrac Lock

Looking downstream from Lustrac Lock, 2014
Locks on the Lower Lot are operated automatically by inserting a special card into the lockside box.

Lustrac Lock

Two trip boats approaching Lustrac Lock

Lustrac Lock

Lustrac Lock from below, 2014

Lustrac Lock

The approach channel above Lustrac Lock, 2014

Lustrac Weir

Lustrac Weir

Lustrac Lock

Lustrac Lock from upstream

The next lock upstream, Les Ondes Lock, is the last going upriver on the Lower Lot, as the one above, St.Vite Lock 8, has a hydro-electric generator in the lock chamber and has yet to be restored to navigation.


Les Ondes Weir

The weir at Les Ondes Lock from below, 2015

Les Ondes Lock

Les Ondes Lock 7 from below, 2015

Les Ondes Lock

Looking upstream from Les Ondes Lock

Les Ondes Lock

Looking downstream from Les Ondes Lock


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v1 14th October 2015

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