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Waterways Guide 18: Rhone

Waterways Guide 18: Rhone

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Waterways Guide 18: Rhone

Waterways Guide 18: Rhone

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Product Overview

Product No:
281195
Publisher:
Editions du Breil
ISBN:
9782913120280
Edition Date:
2010
Pages:
103
Size:
206 x 292 x 8 mm
Weight:
320 g
Format:
Paperback
Sales Rank:
5931 (See Top 100 in Maps)

Product Description

Editions du Breil 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.

Wide, majestic and powerful, the Rhône is by far the biggest of the waterways of Provence. Outwardly calm, it flows with hidden force that nothing can disturb. Little by little, over the years, man has tamed it, dompting some of its mythical violence.

But it is only partially domesticated and still demands a certain vigilance, especially when it joins forces with the prevailing winds and, in particular, the mistral.

Flowing from north to south, the Rhône links central France to the Mediterranean Basin. Following the river, you will enjoy a series of superb backdrops: narrow defiles, vast plains, steep vine covered slopes and fields of fruit trees.A varied countryside, sometimes shaped by man, sometimes natural, always grandiose.

Its banks are lined with towns which have kept monuments from all periods of our history; castles, fortresses, towers, old Roman ruins... so many reminders of its prosperous past. And this prosperity is perpetrated today by the famous Rhône valley vineyards: côte-rôtie, hermitage, saint-joseph, châteauneuf-du-pape as well as all the varieties of côtes-du-rhône.

The course of the river is punctuated by waterways constructions which constitute a rich waterways heritage: bridges, locks, barrages... And it ends its course with a magnificent delta running beside the Camargue nature park with its unique natural treasures, its horses and its bulls.

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