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The way of freight between the Oise and Dunkirk


Canal du Nord | French Canal: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 93 km
Number of locks: 19
Lock dimensions: 91.00 x 5.70
Max. depth: 2.20
Max. headroom: 3.70
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Main waterway
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

Weitere Informationen

Waterway has access to:

Canal de Saint Quentin | Canal in France
Liaison Dunkerque - Escaut, Grand Gabarit | Waterways in France
River Oise et Canal latéral à l`Oise | Waterways in France

Canal du Nord
Picardy / Nord Pas-de-Calais

Houseboat holiday in Picardy and Nord Pas-de-Calais
The Canal du Nord is the most important stretch of the fairway for big vessels between Paris and Dunkirk and it is planned to even enlarge it in the near future, this together with the Oise. Dimensions and heavy traffic don’t make it really suitable for a house boat holiday. It can only be recommended to those who are in a hurry to get northwards.