Chemin de Halage

Historic site and monument ,  Archaeological site at Bouziès

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  • Walk along the river Lot, in a magnificent setting, which will take you from the port of Bouziès to the foot of Saint-Cirq Lapopie (or vice versa).

    From the towpath, the "gabarres" (flat bottom boats) were drawn in convoys by men or draft animals. At the "Ganil" lock, the cliff falls steeply into the river, which forced the men to dig the limestone rock of the cliff by the force of the arms in 1845 for nearly 1 km. It is decorated with a bas-relief over 30 meters long, carved in 1985 by the artist Daniel MONNIER from Toulouse. It evokes its representation of the river and its environment: fauna, flora, rocks, fossils and whirlpools.
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  • Free of charge*