France is blessed with space and superb scenery and the waterways provide the ideal means of exploring ancient cities, small villages, and mile after mile of countryside. This is a new edition listing over 900 stopping places along waterways ranging from well-equipped marinas to welcoming pontoons with water and electricity provided by waterside villages for increasing numbers of visitors. Numerous photos and maps.
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.