France » Canal de Saint Quentin | Canal in France
The somewhat more comfortable link from Pas de Calais to Picardy
Canal de Saint Quentin | Canal in France: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||92 km|
|Number of locks:||35|
|Lock dimensions:||38.50 x 5.08|
|Max. depth:||1.80||Max. headroom:||3.50|
|Degree of difficulty:||Some experience is an advantage|
|Character of waterway:||no rating|
|Profile of waterway:||Commercial traffic and tourism|
Waterway has access to:Canal de la Sambre à l`Oise et Sambre | River and Canal in France
River Oise et Canal latéral à l`Oise | Waterways in France
It is a comfortable and spectacular canal. Comfortable as far as surroundings are concerned and spectacular for the “Grand souterrain” with its construction for towage. Ships used to be pulled across the entire crest position; today one restrains this to the tunnel.
Bigger places along the Canal de Saint Quentin:
Saint Quentin, Cambrai
This actually rather nice surrounding does not offer any tourism infrastructure along the canals.
Of some interest are the cities of St. Quentin and Cambrai.
Wine and Dine
Food is either generally French or, if one is lucky, more towards the cooking of the Picardy region.