Ecluse à sas de Comporté (Niort)

Built in 1862, this navigation structure, still in working order, allows boats to cross the difference in level between the Comporté reach and that of La Roussille. Since mid-May 2020, its renovation (restoration of masonry structures, replacement of metal doors and footbridges, revision of mechanisms) has been carried out by the Interdepartmental Institution of the Sèvre Niortaise Basin (IIBSN), in charge of the public river domain. This operation is part of the project to develop tourist navigation between Niort and Marans. It follows the restorations of the La Tiffardière and La Roussille locks carried out in 2018.

Many nesting birds, including the heron, appreciate the wooded surroundings of the Comporté lock.


Quai Maurice Métayer
79000 NIORT
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