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Along the river

The MS Maribelle descends to a lower water level in one of 15 locks between Chalon-sur-Saône and Avignon.

The average height difference within a lock is about a dozen meters or 35 feet, but the deepest of the Rhône's locks--the Lock Bollène at the Donzère-Mondragon Power Plant between Viviers and Avignon--can raise or lower a ship by 22 meters or 72 feet in just seven minutes.

All locks on the Rhône and the Saône are powered by gravity; no pumps are needed.

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MS Maribelle
Along the river
Chalon-sur-Saône
Beaune
Macon
Lyon
Vienne
Tournon-sur-Rhône, Vivarais Railroad
Viviers
Avignon
Les Baux de Provence
Arles
Pont du Gard