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En route on the Nivernais canal between Paris and Lyon
Canal de Briare | Canal of France: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||54 km|
|Number of locks:||32|
|Lock dimensions:||38.50 x 5.08|
|Max. depth:||1.80||Max. headroom:||3.50|
|Degree of difficulty:||Some experience is an advantage|
|Requirements:||No license asked for hired boats|
|Character of waterway:||no rating|
|Profile of waterway:||Commercial traffic and tourism|
Waterway has access to:Canal d'Orléans | Canal of France
Canal du Loing | Canal in France
Canal latéral à la Loire | French Canal
Coming from the Canal du Loing one passes shortly before the town of Montargis the entry of the Canal d’Orlean then the canal bridge and finds oneself abrupt on the Canal de Briare. Cargo ships are seldom but if you meet one in the narrow and curvy bit just at the entry at Montargis, relax, change into back gear and try again later. The landing place is just above the deep lock (4.80 m) next to a senior’s residence. Chatillon-Cologny has a nice landing place too. Soon afterwards you come to Rogny, les 7 Ecluses, where you should make a stop and see the splendid old staircase of locks. The next rest might be at Briare, already at the end of the canal.
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Probably the most beautiful guides of the canals of France... Loire et
Nivernais Canal du Nivernais, Canal du Loing, Canal d'Orleans, Canal de
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108 pages, 2008.
Contains accurate and complete maps oriented north/south for easy reading. The Scale is adapted to the waterways, usually 1/50 000 for the canals and 1/25 000 for the rivers. Navigations hints at the beginning of the guide ensure safe, trouble free cruising and tourist information in English will help you find the best places to eat, where to do your shopping and the most interesting sites to visit along the way.
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