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Strépy-Thieu Boat Lift : Michelin's recommendations

The construction works which started in 1982 and finished in 2002 on the Canal du Centre, between Strépy-Bracquegnies and Thieu, gave birth to the world's tallest boat lift. With a height difference of 73,15 m between the upstream and downstream reaches, it can accomodate vessels of up to 1,350 tonnes. The tour allows visitors to discover the machines and enjoy the panorama, and includes a 20mn video on the construction and operation of the lift, models, blueprints and sketches. Don't miss the ride on the boat lift!

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Opening hours :

  • Apr-Oct: 9.30am-6.30pm - €6 show tour (1hr30), €6.50 crossing by boat (1hr), €10.50 combo ticket tour + boat (3hrs)

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