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  THE FRENCH CANAL ROUTES

TO THE MEDITERRANEAN.  

 

If you are thinking about using the French canals to passage between the UK and the Mediterranean then this book contains all the information you need.

 It describes the Routes, the regulations the paperwork - How where and when to get the qualifications and license,

the depths, air heights, locks and a whole lot more.

 There are 'charts' throughout, the distances, dimensions & main stopping places and is the only publication to list ALL the possible stopping places on the Rhone River!

Over 2700 copies of this book have been sold and it has become the ''standard'' pilot book for transiting the French canals to the Mediterranean and back.

£10

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PAIS = COUNTRY
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'.....the boys  say your book is great , don't know what they would have done without it . Thanks a million.'  

 

THE CHAPTER HEADINGS

1.      OVERVIEW OF THE ROUTES

The ‘fast’ classic route

The ‘slow’ classic route

 The Calais or St Valery sur Somme Route ‘scenic route’

Canal Du Midi route.

 

2.      FORMALITIES

ICC - International Certificate of Competence

CEVNI – canals and rivers qualification for France

VIGNETTE - French pleasure boat licence

 

3.      PRACTICALITIES

Engine - cooling and overheating problems in the canals

Taking down & stepping the mast

Gas, Fuel, Plank, Warps etc.

 

4.      LOCKS

Opening times

Manual Locks

Automatic Locks

Oval Locks

 

5.       THE ‘FAST’& ’SLOW’ CLASSIC ROUTES TO PARIS

The Seine to Paris

 

6.      THE CLASSIC  FAST ROUTE

Canal du Loing

Canal du Loin

Canal de Briare

 

7.      THE CLASSIC SLOW  ROUTE

River Yonne

Canal de Bourgogne

 

8.      THE SAÔNE

 

9.      THE RHONE to Port St Louis & Sete

 

10.   THE CALAIS OR ST VALERY SUR SOMME 'SCENIC' ROUTE

 

11.  TO PARIS FROM NOYANS  alternative to Calais/St Valery ‘Scenic route’

 

12.   CANAL DU MIDI

 

13. SETE to the Classic Routes

 

14. NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM ROUTE

 

Appendix. who can apply for ICC & CEVNI, mast & boat transport companies, marine web sites for canals, notes, updates, VNF 'vignette rates' and how to apply by email, via web site, telephone and letter as well as in person

 

£10