France » Canal de Garonne | French Canals
The side canal of River Garonne in the southwest of France
Canal de Garonne | French Canals: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||194 km|
|Number of locks:||53|
|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:||back to nature, with urban surroundings, old waterway, to be rediscovered|
|Profile of waterway:||Used by tourists only|
Waterway has access to:Canal du Midi | Canal in France
River Baïse | France
River Garonne / Gironde / Dordogne / l'Isle | France
River Lot | France
In 1856 works on the Canal lateral à la Garonne, along River Garonne, were finished and therefore finally exists a save waterway connection to Bordeaux. Before it was depending on water level of the Garonne. But, sure on realizes that it was too late for this link. In 1858, railway charters the Canal du Midi for 40 years and gets all the freight on the rail. Canal du Midi is badly undertaken, no more freight gets from there to the newly built side canal.
A generous, well maintained canal with good infrastructure, very nice climate.
House Boat Hire in France, Canal de Garonne
Locaboat Holidays, Agens
It is self understood that one gets here also the different Cassoulets which originally come from Castelnaudary. It is a stew with beans and different ingredients, according to the regions. Native here are the many dishes with plums, for example Les Brochettes de Canard aux Prunnes, Filet de Boeuf Cyrano and Pupiettes de Poisson au Bruneau. All these are of course accompanied by fine desserts. Wines depend on the region, in the north east the very special Cahors, in the west the wines of the Bordelaise. Since plums grow here everywhere, one hasn’t to go far for hard liquors either.
Maps, books & guides for french waterways, Canal de Garonne
Author: Editions du
Breil / Editor: DuBreil / Language: German/English/French
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Probably the most beautiful guides of the canals of France... Midi-Camargue Canal de Garonne, Canal de Montech, Canal du Midi,
Embranchement de la Nouvelle, Etang de Thau, Canal de Rhône à Sète, Lez, Petit
Rhône, Canal d'Arles à Bouc. Languages: Engl./french/german 102 pages, size A4 2010 edition!
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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