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
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.
The Becquey Program is one of the landmarks of French transport history. Francois Becquey, the politician/bureaucrat who was the director of the Bureau des ponts et chaussees, believed that the canal acts of 1821 and 1822 would finally provide a national network of mainline canals. He expected these canals to stimulate economic development, thereby allowing France to "catch up" with Britain, whose dense canal network was seemingly a necessary condition for its recent triumphs in the marketplace as well as on the battlefield. The Becquey Program has never been studied in detail, yet it is clearly one of the major landmarks in French transportation history. Its history is an opportunity to reexamine two of the oldest and most debated issues in modern French history: the alleged weakness of French economic liberalism and the putative backwardness of the French economy. The story of the Becquey Program also provides insight into the mentality and behavior of the haute banque of Paris, Becquey's own state corps of engineers, and the deputies of the French legislature - three overlapping elements among the emerging elite of notables who dominated political, social, and economic life during the Restoration. Finally, in a comparative framework, the debate over the canals led to an examination of the inadequacy of a British model and to a rehearsal of the arguments about state economic policy that the next generation would revive.
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
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.)
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.
Through the French Canals has probably tempted more people to explore the beautiful waterways of France than any other book. Now in its tenth edition, this comprehensive guide includes new photographs and practical information on local facilities, distances, heights and depths. It will be invaluable to anyone planning a cruise on the French waterways or on passage from the English Channel through to the Mediterranean. Book jacket.
Dieses Buch von Robert Louis Stevenson, der 1850 in Edinburgh geboren wurde und bereits mit 44 Jahren starb, beinhaltet nur eine seiner vielzähligen Reiseerzählungen. Sein Gesamtwerk umfasst neben den Reiseberichten trotz seines frühen Todes auch unzählige Erzählungen, Kurzgeschichten und lyrische Texte. Bekannt wurde Stevenson aber vor allem mit den Werken "Die Schatzinsel" und "Der seltsame Fall des Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde". In "Small Boat Journey on the French Canals" beschreibt er seine Reiseerfahrungen durch die Kanäle Frankreichs, blickt sowohl auf landschaftliche Aspekte als auch auf sein eigenes Empfinden als Reisender. Überarbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe.