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Title:
Cruising French waterways
Author:
McKnight, Hugh.
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Dobbs Ferry, NY : Sheridan House, 1999.
Physical Description:
303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Previously published under title: Cruising French canals and rivers.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781574090871
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The leading guide to the astonishingly varied network of rivers and canals that penetrate almost every region of France. Winner of the Thomas Cook Guide Book Award, it is full of fascinating background on the history and commercial activities of each area, as well as historical sites and scenic attractions. Includes maps and guides to shore facilities, repair yards, shops, restaurants, fuel and water sources, and more. This new 3rd edition covers recently restored waterways and explains newly introduced licensing and boat handling requirements.


Author Notes

Hugh McKnight is a foremost authority on the European waterways and their rich history, with nearly 40 years experience of exploring the network of rivers and canals of France


Table of Contents

Forewordp. iii
Maps
Canals and Rivers of Francep. vi
Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgian Connectionsp. 19
Paris Canalsp. 68
Canal du Rhone au Rhin (Strasbourg section)p. 110
Strasbourg Waterwaysp. 115
River Sevre Niortaisep. 222
Canal Transaquitainp. 233
Access to Mediterranean Beachesp. 261
Introductionp. 1
Afloat in Francep. 4
Choosing a Boatp. 7
Craft Dimensionsp. 11
Hire Craft, Hotel Boats and Passenger Vesselsp. 13
Waterways Museumsp. 13
I Pas-de-Calais, Somme, and the Northp. 17
1 La Liaison au Grand Gabarit - Dunkerque to Belgium via Valenciennesp. 17
2 Canal de Calaisp. 24
3 River Aap. 26
4 River Lysp. 26
5 Canal de la Deulep. 27
6 Canal de Roubaixp. 28
7 River Scarpep. 29
8 Canal du Nordp. 30
9 Canal de la Sommep. 31
10 Canal de St-Quentinp. 37
11 Canal de la Sambre a l'Oisep. 42
12 River Sambrep. 44
II Seine and Champagnep. 46
13 River Seinep. 46
14 Canal Lateral a la Marnep. 61
15 River Marnep. 62
16 Paris: Canals St-Martin, St-Denis, and de l'Ourcqp. 67
17 Canal Lateral a l'Oise and River Oisep. 74
18 River Aisne and Canal Lateral a l'Aisnep. 78
19 Canal des Ardennesp. 81
20 Canal de l'Oise a l'Aisnep. 84
21 Canal de l'Aisne a la Marnep. 86
III Franche Comte, Alsace, Lorraine and the Ardennesp. 88
22 Canal de l'Est (Branche Sud)p. 88
23 River Meuse (Canal de l'Est - Branche Nord)p. 93
24 Canal du Rhone au Rhinp. 102
25 River Rhine and Grand Canal d'Alsacep. 111
26 River Ill and Strasbourgp. 114
27 Canal de la Marne au Rhinp. 117
28 Canal des Houilleres de la Sarre and River Sarrep. 125
29 River Mosellep. 127
IV Brittany and the Loire Countryp. 134
30 River Rancep. 134
31 Canal d'Ille et Rancep. 134
32 River Vilainep. 138
33 Canal de Nantes a Brestp. 142
34 Canal du Blavetp. 149
35 River Loirep. 151
36 Rivers Maine and Mayennep. 158
37 River Oudonp. 162
38 River Sarthep. 163
V Burgundy and Bourbonnaisp. 166
39 Canal du Loingp. 166
40 Canal de Briarep. 170
41 Canal Lateral a la Loirep. 172
42 Canal de Roanne a Digoinp. 178
43 Canal du Centrep. 179
44 River Cher and Canal de Berryp. 181
45 River Yonnep. 184
46 Canal du Nivernaisp. 188
47 Canal de Bourgognep. 194
48 River Saonep. 202
49 Canal de la Marne a la Saonep. 214
50 River Seillep. 218
VI The Atlantic Coastp. 221
51 River Sevre-Niortaisep. 221
52 River Charentep. 225
53 River Dordognep. 231
54 Canal Transaquitainp. 232
55 River Adour and Adjoining Waterwaysp. 233
VIII The Rhone Valley, Gascony and Languedocp. 234
56 River Rhonep. 234
57 Petit Rhonep. 243
58 River Garonnep. 244
59 Canal Lateral a la Garonnep. 246
60 River Lotp. 250
61 River Baisep. 256
62 Canal du Midip. 259
63 Etang de Thaup. 275
64 Canal du Rhone a Setep. 277
Appendicesp. 283
Guides and Mapsp. 283
General Readingp. 284
Periodicalsp. 284
Bibliographyp. 284