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River Lys (in Belgium Leie), a waterway around Lille, Nord Pas-de-Calais


River Lys (Leie) | France: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 36 km
Number of locks: 3
Lock dimensions: 90.00 x 5.75
Max. depth: 2.50
Max. headroom: 3.70
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Liaison Dunkerque - Escaut, Grand Gabarit | Waterways in France

La Lys
is navigable from the Belgian city of Gent, crosses the southeast of the country, is then for some kilometers the French-Belgium border before it goes on French grounds entirely at Armentières. At Aire sur Lys it flows into the “Liaison au Grand Gabarit Dunkirk-Escaut”. It is not as busy as the parallel waterway in the east, Schelde/Escaut, and is therefore preferred by leisure boaters.

Tourism
concentrates on a large offer for wanderers at the Moment.
Your houseboat holiday:
It can’t take place in this region yet but some efforts are made, high gloss brochures are available already….
Wine and Dine
One drinks beer and cider in this area. Dishes are surprisingly varied with beer and cider or apple jus as ingredients.