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Any canals down there?

Posted by cows bite people - Created: 15 years ago
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Hi folks Im thinking of taking my boat down to the cda but I am not sure if the canals down there link to the north of france has anyone made this trip is it possible ...I feel like im in un charted waters here

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Posted by talldutch - 15 years ago

Hi There,

I have taken my boat from jersey to Antibes a few years ago. It was a fantastic trip. You pass paris, Bourgogne, Lyon etc.


The draught of my boat is 1M60. I think that is the limit. I touched the bottom a few times, but for the rest no problem. I counted about 210 locks, all operated differently. Every lock is a challenge and lots of fun.

For more details, you can call me on 0610840505.



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Posted by MikeP-180526 - 15 years ago

The Canal du Midi,  which runs from Sete, near Montpellier,  to Bordeaux,  is probably the closest.

Having spent a couple of pleasant breaks on it, I would recommend it.

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Posted by legend_in_my_lunchtime-182603 - 15 years ago

Ummmm.... there is a subtle difference between "CdA" as asked for by the base poster and "south of France" answered in the first reply.

I don't think there are any navigable canals to the CdA.  The only canal I know of is the canal de la Siagne which, last time I looked, did not have enough water in it to interest a duck.

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Posted by LaDraille-183995 - 15 years ago

Yes it is possible to take you boat via canal from the foorth, down to the south of France.  There are a number of books published giving advice.