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La Meuse and the canal de la Meuse (used to be the Canal de l’Est) connects the Meuse (Maas) with the Mosel in France. One part of the way between Belgium and the Mediterranean Sea

River Meuse and Canal de la Meuse | France: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 88 km
Number of locks: 42
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: no rating
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Good

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Waterway has access to:

Canal de la Marne au Rhin | French Canals
Canal des Ardennes | Canal of France
Maas (Meuse) River | Belgium
River Moselle | France

Canal de la Meuse & Est / Picardie – Lorraine
Until short ago, the stretch of the canalized Maas (Meuse) from the Belgium border to the city of Mouzon was called Canal de la Meuse. Now, the entire part of the former Canal de l’Est, branche nord, to the confluence with Canal de la Marne au Rhin is called like this.
Navigating from the south of Belgium across the Ardennes to Lorraine
Advantage: The shortest link between the southeast of Belgium and the east and south of France
Disadvantage: Hardly any offers for tourists

Interesting places along the French Meuse and the Canal de la Meuse

Fumay, Revin, Sedan, Mouzon, Stenay, Dun sur Meuse, Verdun, Saint Mihiel

Houseboat hire in France, Meuse River

Locaboat Holidays, Pont à Bar, Anseremme-Dinant (BE)

This waterway crosses a region which is concentrating on farming with some smaller towns.

Wine and Dine
Dishes are similar to those in Belgium and Lorraine. One drinks the very nice beer of the area and further to the south; the Pinot-Noir wine of Côte du Toul is served.