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A canal from Normandy to Alsace-Lorraine


Canal de l`Oise à l`Aisne | French Canal: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 48 km
Number of locks: 13
Lock dimensions: 38.50 x 5.08
Max. depth: 1.80
Max. headroom: 3.50
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (many locks)
Requirements: No license asked for hired boats
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Canal de l’Oise à l’Aisne
This canal is an important link between the waterways of Normandy and the Canal Marne au Rhin and therewith to the east of France with Alsace-Lorraine. As far as tourism is concerned, it is of no interest, apart from the thrill through the Tunnel of Braye.

Boating holiday in Picardy  
This region is not really a first choice for a holiday on the water. And, there are no houseboat hirers around here.