Through the French Canals

Through the French Canals

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Through the French Canals has probably tempted more people to explore the beautiful waterways of France than any other book. A bestseller for many years and now in its 12th edition, it is the essential planning guide for anyone wanting to cruise through the stunning scenery of the French waterways, or take their boat from the English Channel through to the Mediterranean via the inland route. Over 50 routes described and illustrated, with positions of locks, towns and villages Through routes from the English Channel and Atlantic to the Mediterranean, plus distances Suitable boats for the canals, and dimensions of locks and operating times Bridge heights, canal depths, fuelling points, waterway signals Cost of living, shopping and stores Weather information, haltes and portes de plaisance Packed with appealing photographs and updated information on local facilities, distances, heights and depths, tunnel lengths, costs of cruising and shopping, it also discusses the local wines of the region. 'A must for yachtsmen wishing to use the French inland waterway system...a fascinating read.' Yachting Monthly 'The bible for those wishing to head for the Med.' Gaffer's Logshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 148 x 208 x 22mm | 680.39g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Adlard Coles Nautical
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 12th ed.
  • 4-colour throughout
  • 1408103818
  • 9781408103814
  • 195,369

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" excellent overrall introduction to these popular and varied waterways, particularly for the first time visitor, or those who have visited once and are looking for new areas to cruise." Waterways World "as a guide to the network of canals, it's a good, compact planner." Yachting World (June 2009) "For anyone lucky enough to be planning a cruise of the French waterways or an inland passage from the Channel to the Med, this guide - already a bestseller - is surely the first port of call." Yachting Monthly (June 2009) "An absolute must for anyone considering navigating these popular continental waterways." Canals & Rivers (June 2009) "The fact that Jefferson's 'Through the French Canals' is now published as a 12th edition is testament to its value." Royal Navy Sailing Association (Summer 2009)show more

About David Jefferson

David Jefferson conveys his enthusiasm for the French waterways which he has researched extensively for many years both in his own boat, which he keeps in France, and in Crown Blue Line cruisers. He writes regularly for the leading sailing and motor boat magazines in the more