Through the French Canals

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/5/2014
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles
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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.

Author Biography

David Jefferson conveys his enthusiasm for the French waterways which he has researched extensively for many years both in his own boat, which he keeps in France, and in Crown Blue Line cruisers. He writes regularly for the leading sailing and motor boat magazines in the UK.

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