Parc naturel régional
Baie de Somme Picardie maritime
Gateway to the Baie de Somme Picardy Regional Nature Park, the Maison éclusière de Long was originally the dwelling occupied by the lock keepers. Today disappeared, the trade of lock keeper allowed the operation of the locks and thus the passage of Freycinet barges and freight boats on the canal. Generally transporting building materials or sugar beet and then finished sugar, river transport at the end of the 20th century saw an evolution with river tourism becoming increasingly important. The last lock keepers of Long left the lock keeper's house in 2002.
The Maison éclusière de Long (rehabilitated by the Somme Departmental Council and managed by the Syndicat mixte Baie de Somme 3 Vallées), located on the banks of the Somme canal, next to the Véloroute, in a village of high tourist interest (18th century castle, Saint-Jean-Baptiste church and its Cavaillé-Coll organ, classified hydroelectric power station) is a strategic place intended to welcome the general public (tourists, hikers, inhabitants, young people). Also located at the entrance to the future Parc Naturel Régional Baie de Somme Picardie Maritime, the future Pays d'Art et d'Histoire Ponthieu Baie de Somme and the Long-Longpré marshland ecopole, the MéL is a strategic point in the heart of the Somme valley.
La MéL offers you a tourist information point as well as an annual entertainment programme (guided tours, nature outings). You can also rent kayaks, paddles or bicycles to discover the area in a different way. Both a starting point for hiking trails or simply a place to stop and relax, everyone can have a good time!
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Are you a band?
The guides of the Maison éclusière de Long propose animations for all and for all tastes:
commented visits of the built heritage, nature outings, treasure hunts, to do with family or friends to (re)discover our heritage! With each year new things to discover!
Located in the Long/Longpré eco-park, the Maison éclusière also offers visits throughout the territory of the future Baie de Somme Picardie Maritime Regional Natural Park. Check out our programme of activities for 2020!
Our hiking trails
Don't hesitate to come and say hello!
Kayak, paddle and bike rentals
Do you want to discover the territory in a different way or simply to learn a new practice? La MéL offers you to rent kayaks, paddles or bicycles and enjoy the scenery while paddling or pedalling.
The calm of the Somme canal and the ideal layout of the Véloroute encourage gentle connections and the observation of a territory from another perspective. Come and enjoy at your own pace!
Are you a band?
You are a group and would like to spend a few hours or even a whole day enjoying the activities of the Lockmaster's House? It's possible! The offer of guided tours and rentals extends to groups. Contact us for more information and we will put together a tailor-made programme for you.
Price: 4€ / person over 16 years old with a free accompanyingadult.
Novelty! Book for a birthday !
Come and celebrate your birthday at La MéL!
For birthdays, the Maison éclusière welcomes a group of up to 12 children and a minimum of 1 accompanying adult.
For this exceptional moment, we offer you a choice of activities (guided tour, treasure hunt, etc) and make the glass roof and the garden of La MéL available to organise your snack and why not plan some games (cards, board games, puzzles, memory etc).
You can come in disguise!
The team of the Lockmaster's House
Opening hours :
from1st to 30th April andthe3rdweekend of September to 31st October
Tuesday to Friday: 10am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5pm, Saturday and Sunday: 2pm-5pm
du 2 May to the3rd weekend of September
Monday to Sunday: 9:30-12:30 / 13:30-18:00
1 rue de l'écluse