Cruising French Waterways

Cruising French Waterways

Author: Hugh McKnight

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408197967

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 379

Cruising French Waterways has rapidly become the leading descriptive 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 information on the history and commercial activities of each area, as well as the historical sites, chateaux and scenic attractions of the many villages and towns which await discovery by water. Practical details include the maps and guides available for each area, maximum craft dimensions, bankside facilities, moorings, repair yards, shops, restaurants, fuel and water sources, waterways museums and wine regions. Beautifully illustrated, the fourth edition covers all recently restored waterways and explains newly introduced requirements for licenses and personal qualifications. 'So comprehensive, it is now the standard work on the waterways of France' Waterways 'Handsome... beautifully illustrated' Sunday Telegraph

Through the French Canals

Through the French Canals

Author: David Jefferson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472981752

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 522

Through the French Canals has probably tempted more people to explore the beautiful waterways of France than any other book. First published in 1970, it's been the key authoritative title on cruising the French canals ever since. The revised new edition is the essential comprehensive planning guide for anyone wanting to cruise through the French waterways or take their boat from the English Channel through to the Mediterranean via the inland route. It includes: over 50 routes fully described and illustrated, with positions of locks, towns and villages through routes from the English Channel and Atlantic to the Mediterranean, plus distances, and assessment of suitable boats for the canals. It also provides dimensions of locks and operating times, details of bridge heights, canal depths, fuelling points, waterway signals, a guide to the cost of living, shopping and stores, sources of weather information, haltes for overnight stops, and ports de plaisance. As well as new photography, the new edition is updated throughout with new information on local facilities, new haltes and ports de plaisance, new VNF License fees, revisions to cruise hire companies, updated references to holding tanks, the availability of diesel and costs of cruising and much more.

Through the French Canals

Through the French Canals

Author: Philip Bristow

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 1574091670

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 214

View: 870

Of route details -- Through routes to the Mediterranean -- Cruising inland waterways -- Suitable and unsuitable boats -- Equipment -- Planning the cruise -- In the waterways of France -- Locks -- Cost of living, shopping and stores -- Useful information -- Route details section.

Cruising the Canals and Rivers of France

Cruising the Canals and Rivers of France

Author: Tom Sommers

Publisher: Eurocanals Publishing

ISBN: 0983284172

Category: France

Page: 144

View: 430

A guide to all canals and navigable rivers in France. Descriptions, maps and data tables with waterway dimensions for 90 waterways throughout France; 17 regional maps and 59 detailed maps of individual waterways. The detailed maps show locations of towns, locks, marinas, mooring places and rental-boat bases. Suggestions for through-routes and loop-cruises. Maps showing the location of vineyards along the waterways. This fifth edition(2018) has been updated to show the latest locations of ports de plaisance, haltes and rental boat bases. (These items change on occasion even though the basic canal and river routes do not.)

Through the French Canals

Through the French Canals

Author: David Jefferson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472981745

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 199

Through the French Canals has probably tempted more people to explore the beautiful waterways of France than any other book. First published in 1970, it's been the key authoritative title on cruising the French canals ever since. The revised new edition is the essential comprehensive planning guide for anyone wanting to cruise through the French waterways or take their boat from the English Channel through to the Mediterranean via the inland route. It includes: over 50 routes fully described and illustrated, with positions of locks, towns and villages through routes from the English Channel and Atlantic to the Mediterranean, plus distances, and assessment of suitable boats for the canals. It also provides dimensions of locks and operating times, details of bridge heights, canal depths, fuelling points, waterway signals, a guide to the cost of living, shopping and stores, sources of weather information, haltes for overnight stops, and ports de plaisance. As well as new photography, the new edition is updated throughout with new information on local facilities, new haltes and ports de plaisance, new VNF License fees, revisions to cruise hire companies, updated references to holding tanks, the availability of diesel and costs of cruising and much more.

The Voyages of de Villehardouin - Cruising French Waterways

The Voyages of de Villehardouin - Cruising French Waterways

Author: Valerie Helps

Publisher: Vanguard Press

ISBN: 178465454X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

View: 837

Not many in late middle age realise their dream of living on a canal boat and exploring the waterways of France. Even fewer anticipate the problems that might confront them on their adventure into 'the unknown'. Valerie and Geoffrey buy their boat which they christen "de Villehardouin" and set off on the Canal du Midi, drawing and writing about their journey as they meander along the two hundred year old canal. They revel in the slow pace as they enter a world of welcoming ports, canalside markets, ancient sites and chateaux, delicate wildflowers and, in the Camargue, medieval jousting and pink flamingos. The various regional cuisines introduce them to gastronomic delights and memorable wines. Tackling the mighty Rhône River with its awesome deep locks in their small boat presents a challenge. Valerie and Geoffrey accept this with their usual humour. Once the Rhône is conquered, they find time to enjoy the ever-changing scenery of the canals as the dream unfolds.

Canal de la Sarre and River Saar

Canal de la Sarre and River Saar

Author: Gordon Knight

Publisher: Gordon Knight

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 16

View: 398

One of a series of illustrated photo guides to the inland waterways of France. Aimed at leisure cruisers, the guides provide details of all the marinas, haltes and other mooring points (even picnic stops) along the waterways, together with summary information on facilities, shopping and nearby attractions. Each mooring point is illustrated with a colour photo. Download as PDF and read on any tablet, PC, laptop or e-reader (including Kindle). This guide covers the Canal de la Sarre, which runs for 63 kms from its junction with the Canal de la Marne au Rhin (Est) near Gondrexange to the town of Sarreguemines, where it becomes the canalised River Sarre, also included in this guide. The guides are produced not only to encourage other cruisers to sample these delights - even if just for a week’s boat rental - but also to support wildlife conservation in the country. All proceeds from the sale of the guides go to support ASPAS (Association pour la protection des animaux sauvages), a charity funded entirely by public donations which seeks to protect French wildlife from the numerous environmental and other threats it faces.

Through France Via the Inland Waterways

Through France Via the Inland Waterways

Author: Gordon Knight

Publisher:

ISBN: 1716133866

Category:

Page: 138

View: 470

Several hundred boats use the French inland waterways each year as a route between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. While there are challenges to be overcome, for yachts of moderate draught (under 1.8m) and able to unship their masts to reduce air draught to a maximum of 3.5m, the inland routes offer not only a convenient way to avoid the perils of the outside passage via Biscay and the Atlantic but a unique opportunity to sample the attractions of French landscape, history, food and culture. This guide, produced by the European Inland Waterways Section (EIWS) of the Cruising Association, includes details of all the main access points to the waterways from seaward as well as the preparations necessary for travelling on them. It covers the four principal routes by which vessels can reach the Mediterranean, together with information on boat preparation; recommended equipment; licences and regulations; navigation; practical aspects of boat handling and managing locks; moorings and nearby facilities and sources of further information. The contents are regularly updated by Cruising Association (CA) members actively cruising the French waterways.

Canal du Loing and Canal de Briare

Canal du Loing and Canal de Briare

Author: Gordon Knight

Publisher: Gordon Knight

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 15

View: 259

One of a series of illustrated photo guides to the inland waterways of France. Aimed at leisure cruisers, the guides provide details of all the marinas, haltes and other mooring points (even picnic stops) along the waterways, together with summary information on facilities, shopping and nearby attractions. Each mooring point is illustrated with a colour photo. Download as PDF and read on any tablet, PC, laptop or e-reader (including Kindle). This guide covers the Canal du Loing, which runs for 49 kms between the beautiful town of Moret-sur-Loing - where it joins the River Loing for a short distance before disgorging into the River Seine - and the equally attractive town of Montargis. At Montargis the canal morphs into the Canal de Briare, which then continues for a further 57 kms before joining the Canal Latéral à la Loire just north of Briare. The guides are produced not only to encourage other cruisers to sample these delights - even if just for a week’s boat rental - but also to support wildlife conservation in the country. All proceeds from the sale of the guides go to support ASPAS (Association pour la protection des animaux sauvages), a charity funded entirely by public donations which seeks to protect French wildlife from the numerous environmental and other threats it faces.

Canal entre Champagne et Bourgogne

Canal entre Champagne et Bourgogne

Author: Gordon Knight

Publisher: Gordon Knight

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 14

View: 749

One of a series of illustrated photo guides to the inland waterways of France. Aimed at leisure cruisers, the guides provide details of all the marinas, haltes and other mooring points (even picnic stops) along the waterways, together with summary information on facilities, shopping and nearby attractions. Each mooring point is illustrated with a colour photo. Download as PDF and read on any tablet, PC, laptop or e-reader (including Kindle). This guide covers the Canal entre Champagne et Bourgogne (formerly known as the Marne – Sâone canal or just the Heuilley canal after the point where it joins The Petite Sâone),which runs for 224 kms from Vitry-le-Francois - where it links up with the Canal Latéral à la Marne and the Canal de la Marne au Rhin - to Maxilly-sur-Sâone. The guides are produced not only to encourage other cruisers to sample these delights - even if just for a week’s boat rental - but also to support wildlife conservation in the country. All proceeds from the sale of the guides go to support ASPAS (Association pour la protection des animaux sauvages), a charity funded entirely by public donations which seeks to protect French wildlife from the numerous environmental and other threats it faces.