France » River Sèvre Nantaise / a small French River

River Sèvre Nantaise is a small river, navigable for a few kilometers only. Coming from the south, it flows into River Loire at Nantes


River Sèvre Nantaise / a small French River: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 21 km
Number of locks: 1
Lock dimensions: 31.50 x 5.50
Max. depth: 1.20
Max. headroom: 5.50
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (many locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: no rating
Facilities groundside: no rating

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Sèvre Nantaise, description
The small river has a length of 126 km and flows, coming from the south into the Loire at Nantes. However, it’s navigable on the last 26 km only, to the bridge of Monniers. Since the river is tidal on the lower stretch, one has to watch the lock handling hours carefully.
At PK 11, the Petite Maine is branching off, it is navigable until just short before Château-Thébaud. 

Tourismus
Dieses wenig befahrene Revier zeichnet sich vor allem durch seine ursprüngliche Natur aus. 

Wine and Dine
Vendée is first of all an agricultural region; beef is therefore very often served. As far as wine’s concerned; one has to mention the specialty of the area, the Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine.