Waterways Guide 12: Aquitaine

Waterways Guide 12: Aquitaine

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Waterways Guide 12: Aquitaine

Waterways Guide 12: Aquitaine

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Editions du Breil
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206 x 292 x 8 mm
320 g
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2938 (See Top 100 in Maps)

Product Description

Editions du Briel publishes a collection of guides to the navigable canals and rivers in France. They are mainly intended for the boating fratenity but are also useful for cyclists and trekkers who wish to discover the French waterways. Each guide has about 100 pages with detailed maps and tourist and technical information in English, French and German. The contents are constantly updated; each guide being renewed on average every two years.

In the middle of the 19th century many of the tributaries on the right bank of the Garonne River were navigable waterways. The Isle was navigable from Perigueux, the Dropt from Eymet and the Lot from Entraygues. On the Tarn, it was possible to reach Albi.

On the left bank, the Ariège was navigable from Cintegabelle and the Baïse from St-Jean-Poutge. There was even a plan to link the Baïse to the Adour River with a junction canal.

Most of these rivers were taken off the list of navigable waterways at the beginning of the 20th century but now some are being put back into service for leisure craft. The Lot has been reopened beyond Villeneuve and the Baïse as far as Valence. The canal de Montech has also been restored and there is a new port at Montauban.

We have been carefully following the latest developments, in particular in relation to the Tarn. Hopefully a new section of this river will soon be accessible upstream from Montauban. The lock leading into the river functions but some dredging will be needed before boats can get through.

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