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Discover the surroundings
- Travel back in time and view old postcards of the canal.
- The tunnel of Pouilly en Auxois
- Tour of the reservoirs.
- Animals and wildlife
- Click here to find out how the reservoirs are used on the canal.
A distant view of the reservoir of Panthier.
Although the canal was built to be functional, the engineers of the "Ponts et Chausses" always kept in mind the need for elegance in design with all the structures. The photo above shows a sluice gate which has an almost religious aspect with the stairs climbing up the dam to reach the sluice.
At the end of winter the reservoirs are full of water, ready to supply the canal throughout the summer.
When this sluice gate is lifted, water is sent down the small dykes to the canal.
Memorial stone for the construction of the canal.
The Reservoir dam of Chazilly which is no longer filled to it's maximum capacity.
The dam wall viewed from below, during the recent years, there has been much renovation work on the wall, the reservoir has also been dragged with hundreds of tonnes of silt being removed.