|Editions Du Breil|
|Paperback, A4, 88pp,|
|Language:||English, French, German|
Editions du Breil (EDB) publishes a collection of guides to the navigable canals and rivers in France. They are mainly intended for the boating fraternity but are also useful for cyclists and trekkers who wish to discover the French waterways. Each guide has about 100 pages with detailed maps and tourist and technical information in English, French and German. The contents are constantly updated; each guide being renewed on average every two years. In this new guide, we follow the Meuse valley from the village of Troussey to Namur in Belgium.
Between Troussey and Sedan you will navigate on the Meuse Canal, partly artificial and partly canalised river. From Sedan, you are on the river Meuse itself made navigable thanks to a series of locked weirs. In France, of Freycinet standards, are operated by means of an electronic control unit. Once you have crossed the border at Givet, they are of European dimensions and a lock-keeper is always present. In the French section, you will go past some Freycinet barges but most of the traffic is made up of leisure craft coming from Holland. In Belgium there is some commercial traffic which becomes more intense downstream from Namur. The Meuse distinguishes itself by the quality of its river ports. There are not many of them but they are well equipped and the prices are reasonable. The Ardennes Canal between Asfeld and Pont-à-bar is included in the guide. The Meuse canal being present over its whole length, we have taken part of this canal out of the guide no. 4 Alsace/Lorraine.
|Map Of The Inland Waterways Of France||£ 9.95|