The Canal Du Midi

The Canal Du Midi : A Cruiser's Guide


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The Canal du Midi is probably the most popular canal in France. Linking the Bay of Biscay with the Mediterranean, it is not only renowned for its beauty and picturesque sights, it also performs the invaluable service of saving boaters the long (and arduous) trip around Portugal and Spain to reach the Med. This handy-sized guidebook has all the information boaters need to navigate the canal, and is packed with cruising and background information about each stage. There are enticing colour photos and distance maps of each section, showing locks, bridges and yacht havens. This book will accompany sailors and motorboaters all the way, enabling them to make the most of their journey down one of the most famous canals in the world. The chapters cover the following: Technical data on the waterways Canal d'Arles a Fos-sur-Mer Petit Rhone Canal du Rhone a Sete Lez Etang de Thau Canal du Midi Herault Canal de la Robine

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 120 x 216 x 12mm | 299.37g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Adlard Coles Nautical
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour photos and maps throughout
  • 1408112736
  • 9781408112731
  • 47,530

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'This guide is the perfect passage planning volume...features kilometre by kilometre descriptions of the Canal du Midi, plus maps and highlights.' Practical Boat Owner (November 2009) 'Pocketsized, yet manages to contain much of the information you'll want...packed with useful information, practical observations and personal insights about places allong the way. A very useful guide.' Canal Boat (November 2009) '...even if you have no plans to transit the Canal, a skim through the pages may convince you that a hire-cruiser holiday is a future option.' Royal Naval Sailing Association (Winter 2009) 'A handy, pocket-sized book with a good selection of colour photographs and maps.' Nautical Magazine (January 2010) 'Written for powered boat users, it has much of relevance to paddlers, including the frequent colour photographs and the clear sketch maps.' Canoeist (January 2010) '...invaluable and essential reading...' The Little Ship - Spring 2010 'This book describes just such an exceptionally interesting and attractive part of the world...This small but very stylishly produced book describes the area very enticingly.' Work Boat World Magazine 'A must-have for a holiday afloat on the Canal du Midi' Destination France (Autumn 2010)

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