Cruising French Waterways

Cruising French Waterways

Author: Hugh McKnight

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 1574092103

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 324

View: 226

Winner of the Thomas Cook Guide Book Award, this book is one of the leading descriptive guides to the astonishingly varied network of rivers and canals that penetrate almost every region of France. It is full of fascinating information on the historical sites, chateaux and scenic attractions of the many villages and towns that await discovery.

Cruising French Waterways

Cruising French Waterways

Author: Hugh McKnight

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408197967

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 852

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: 9781472981769

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 329

View: 402

The bible for anyone cruising through the scenery of the French waterways, or on passage from the English Channel to the Mediterranean. Detailed practical information on local facilities, distances, heights and depths, tunnel lengths, cost of living and shopping, plus information on the local wines of the region

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: 425

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: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472907134

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 328

View: 111

Through the French Canals has probably tempted more people to explore the beautiful waterways of France than any other book. A bestseller for many years and now in its 13th edition, it is the essential planning guide for anyone wanting to cruise through the stunning scenery of the French waterways, or take their boat from the English Channel down to the Mediterranean via the inland route. - Over 50 routes described and illustrated, with positions of locks, towns and villages - Through routes from the English Channel and Atlantic to the Mediterranean, plus distances - Suitable boats for the canals, and dimensions of locks and operating times - Bridge heights, canal depths, fuelling points, waterway signals - Cost of living, shopping and stores - Weather information, haltes and portes de plaisance - Port plans for Paris, Dunkerque and Strasbourg Packed with appealing photographs and updated information on local facilities, distances, bridge heights and depths, tunnel lengths, costs of cruising and shopping, it also discusses the local wines of the region.

Through the French Canals

Through the French Canals

Author: David Jefferson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472981752

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 775

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: 965

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.

Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium

Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium

Author: Gordon Knight

Publisher:

ISBN: 1794888772

Category:

Page: 0

View: 734

This guide, now in its 27th edition, is firmly established as one of the most thorough and up to date guides to inland waterways cruising in France and Belgium (and Luxembourg). Annually updated each year by Cruising Association (CA) members actively cruising the waterways, it has the advantage that it is very much more detailed and up to date than other published guides. It also indicates what moorings are like, not just their location. In an extensive introduction and detailed information section, it explains the character of the various waterways; the challenges to be overcome; the equipment needed; licences and regulations; sources of further information; 'rules of the road' and many other items of interest to the inland waterways cruiser. It also includes a 25 per cent discount offer on first year's CA membership to purchasers joining online during the year. Members then have free access to the online editions of this guide, which contain hyperlinks to the CA's proprietary CAptain's Mate app enabling users to access the most up-to-date information on routes and mooring locations.

Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium (25th Edition)

Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium (25th Edition)

Author: Gordon Knight

Publisher:

ISBN: 1716961777

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

View: 790

This guide aims to assist boaters cruising on inland waterways in France and Belgium (and Luxembourg). Updated each year by Cruising Association (CA) members actively cruising the waterways, it has the advantage that it is very much more detailed and up to date than other published guides. It also indicates what moorings are like, not just their location. In an extensive introduction and detailed information section, it explains the character of the various waterways; the challenges to be overcome; the equipment needed; licences and regulations; sources of further information; 'rules of the road' and many other items of interest to the inland waterways cruiser. It also includes a 25 per cent discount offer on first year's CA membership to purchasers joining online during the year. Members then have access to the online edition of the guide, which contains hyperlinks to the CA's proprietary CAptain's Mate app, enabling users to access the most up-to-date information on routes and mooring locations.

Dream Cruising Destinations

Dream Cruising Destinations

Author: Vanessa Bird

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472919670

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 908

Most yachtsmen dream about cruising to an exotic destination; this is the book that will turn dreamers into planners. 24 classic cruises are fully mapped, measured and costed, showing how they are perfectly possible whatever your skill level. From weekend cruises around the British Isles to a voyage to Antarctica, and from Greek island cruises to an escape to the Virgin Islands, this book explores where to go, why, how to get there and what to expect en route. The book breaks down each cruise into important considerations, such as what type of boat is needed, what level of skill or qualifications are required, whether it is a suitable journey to undertake with a young family, what possible dangers might influence any decision (from extreme weather to the threat of piracy), and most obviously, cost. Covering popular, exotic cruising destinations such as Thailand and the Virgin Islands, as well as unexpected, almost secret routes along the US Intracoastal Waterway and French canals, as well as proper adventures (including both Atlantic and Pacific crossings), this inspirational may be the starting point for the voyage of a lifetime.