Frizztext’s A toZ challenge: L is for Lutzelbourg

Time for Frizztext’s A to Z Challenge…..this week it’s ‘L’

L from my travels could be for London, Leipzig, Lindau, Laon, Lourmarin, Lippizer, Lucca, Locorotondo, Lembach…..

But I’m going for Lutzelbourg in Lorraine (two L’s! – how good does it get!).

Lutzelbourg is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in north-eastern France. It is located on the Marne-Rhine Canal (Wikipedia)

The Marne Rhine canal section through the Vosges Mountains presented quite a challenge to the canal builders. Initially, on the eastern side of the Vosges there was a series of seventeen locks to achieve a climb of about 44metres over a 4km distance. This was replaced in 1969 by the Saint-Louis-Arzviller Plan Incliné (canal barge elevator), greatly reducing journey times, and overcoming the problem of barges passing in the narrow canal. Quite a feat of engineering! And most impressive to watch in action. For more information, Wikipedia has this article.

Alas, I only have a distant view of the Plan Incliné and one of the canal, from a visit in the late nineties.

Marne-Rhine canal

Marne-Rhine canal

Plan Incliné

Plan Incliné

But here is a postcard showing the whole thing (image by P Viard, Editions Estel, Blois) :

Postcard Editions Estel - Blois, Plan Incliné

Postcard Editions Estel – Blois, Plan Incliné

Hop over to Frizz’s blog and see more tagged ‘L’ here

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16 comments

  1. Now that’s very clever – a barge elevator!! I bet the narrowboaters on the Kennet and Avon Canal wish there was one of those to replace the 29 locks they have to negotiate!

    Lutzelbourg looks a very peaceful place. Jude xx

  2. I would love to barge on these canals – I fell in love with France many years ago and its ambiance always beckon me back, again, and again.

  3. You have been to some very interesting places Jo.

  4. Over the years, I have done some interesting journeys and detours, Pommepal…. I think you were commenting on my post Suexx

  5. great INTRO again, Sue: “L … could be for London, Leipzig, Lindau, Laon, Lourmarin, Lippizer, Lucca, Locorotondo, Lembach… But I’m going for Lutzelbourg in Lorraine…”

  6. I love locks, Sue 🙂 Both the type Frizz presented and the canal ones. I’m sure there’s some ingenious other contraption in this country, isn’t there? The Anderton something or other rings a bell. I digress! I’ll have a look at the Wiki link. Thanks, hon 🙂

  7. A barge elevator – what a thing … never heard about before .. sure there is more places around the world that has it.

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