Breil Charts, Guides and Pilot Books

Waterways Pilot Book Chart-Guides

These are the key publications from Editions du Breil that you’ll need for exploring, or travelling through, the waterways, rivers and canals. Each provides a map of the subject river or canal, kilometre by kilometre, with information (in French, English and German) about locks (width, rise, number of chambers), bridges (air draft), depths, towns and villages; and moorings.

Whilst it is possible to travel using just a good waterways system map plus the various navigational signs that warn, instruct, or provide information we think it is preferable to have better information to hand.

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Please Note Prices given below – in euros – exclude post and packing. For Breil guides, there is no postal cost differential between E.U countries and non-E.U countries. Publications will be despatched direct from the French publishers, by normal post, which is normally very reliable. If you require additional delivery services (for example, speed, priority, package tracking, guaranteed delivery or insurance) contact us in advance and we will advise. They are otherwise not included and we therefore cannot refund or re-send missing items. Items to South African addresses often go missing, unfortunately.

Editions du Breil : French Waterways Map

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All the navigable rivers and canals in France

Breil folded map showing all the French waterways at the scale of 1/1 250 000. Technical details such as overall length, available draught and headroom are indicated. All the locks are also shown. The cartography is in colour and topographical features are illustrated. This map is essential for planning the best route across France or for researching cruising areas.

11.50€

North-East France to Belgium and Germany

Editions du Breil : 17 – Meuse

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River Meuse – Meuse Canal (de l’Est) – Canal des Ardennes

Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2008 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

17.50€

Editions du Breil : 04 – Alsace-Lorraine

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Marne au Rhin – Rhône au Rhin (north) – Moselle – Vosges – de l’Est – Sarre Canal – River Sarre to Sarrebrücken

The complete network of canals in Alsace-Lorraine. Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2008 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

18.50€

Editions du Breil : 09 – Rhône-au-Rhin

Breil Rhone-Rhin 09

Canal du Rhône au Rhin – Belfort branch canal – Canal de Huningue –
Grand Canal d’Alsace/Rhine (Niffer to Strasbourg)

Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

New 2013 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

17.50€

Channel Ports to Paris

There are as yet no Breil pilots for the northern Channel ports and canals, nor for the River Seine. See here for the Fluviacarte pilots.

Editions du Breil : 15 – Somme

Breil Somme

River Somme from Saint-Valery to Ham.

Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2007 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

17.50€

Editions du Breil : 13 – Oise

Breil Oise

River Oise from Conflans-Sainte-Honorine to Compiègne.

Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2004 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

13.50€

Paris and the Eastern Marne-Champagne Route to the Mediterranean

Editions du Breil: 08 – Champagne, Ile-de-France

Breil Paris Marne

ParisParisian canals – Marne, Marne lateral – Aisne, l’Aisne à la Marne – Canal des Ardennes

The first section of the Marne/Champagne route, from Paris to Vitry. Plus the Aisne and Ardennes canals north of Paris, from Compiegne to Sedan and from Berry-au-Bac to Condé. Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2002 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

17.50€

Editions du Breil : 19 – Marne

Breil Marne

River Marne, Marne Lateral, Aisne à la Marne, Entre Champagne et Bourgogne

The complete Marne to Saone (Champagne) route, plus the Aisne-Marne canal that joins the route at Condé-sur-Marne. Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2011 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

18.50€

Editions du Breil : 03 – Bourgogne, Franche-Comté

Breil Bourgogne

River Saône (Corre to Lyon) – Seille – Marne à la Saône (southern) – Vosges – Doubs – Bourgogne (southern) – Centre – Rhône au Rhin (to Dole)

The southern section of the Marne/Champagne route from Langres to St-Jean-de-Losne, unfortunately with a part missing (from Vitry south to Langres). Plus the complete River Saone, the River Seille and adjacent parts of the Bourgogne, Centre and Rhone au Rhin. Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2011 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

18.50€

Western Bourbonnais Route from Paris, including Burgundy.

Editions du Breil : 02 – Loire-Nivernais

Breil Loire Nivernais

Loing – Briare – Loire Lateral – Centre – Nivernais

The Bourbonnais route, from Fontainbleu-St-Mammes to Chalons-sur-Saône. Plus the Canal Roanne à Digoin and the Canal de Nivernais. Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2008 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

18.50€

Editions du Breil : 11 – Bourgogne, Nivernais

Breil Burgundy Nivernais

River Yonne – Canal de Bourgogne – Canal de Nivernais

Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2011 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

18.50€

Central to Provence (Rhône – Petit Rhône)

Editions du Breil : 18 – Rhone

Breil Rhone

River Saône included in Breil guide 03 – Petit Rhone and Rhone à Sete in Breil guide 07

River Rhone – Petit Rhone – Canal de Bacarin (Arles) – Canal St Louis

Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2010 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

18.50€

South and South-West – Languedoc, Aquitaine, Gascony

Editions du Breil : 07 – Midi (Entre des Mers) Canals

Breil Midi Camargue Garonne

Petit Rhône – Rhône a Sete – Lez – Etang de Thau – Canal du Midi – Canal de Jonction/de la Robine – Canal de Garonne – Canal de Montech-Montauban.

The southern/south-western canal network from the Rhone through Toulouse to Castets-en-Dorthe. Including the Mediterranean canal ports of Grau du Roi, Grau d’Agde, Sete/Frontignan and Port la Nouvelle. Plus the side branch canals (but not the Lot or Baise). Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2011 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

18.50€

Editions du Breil : 12 – Aquitaine

Breil Aquitaine

River Garonne – Canal de Garonne – River Baise – River Lot (lower)

The Garonne/canal from Bordeaux to Toulouse, including the side branch rivers Baise and (lower) Lot, the Canal de Montech to Montauban and the River Tarn at Moissac. Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2008 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

18.50€

Editions du Breil : 05 – Lot (Aval, Amont)

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River Lot (upper and lower sections)

Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2012 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

17.50€

West – Dordogne, Charente, Sevre-Niotaise, Loire, Brittany

Editions du Breil : 16 – Gironde

Breil Gironde

Gironde – Dordogne – L’Isle

The Atlantic Gironde estuary to Bordeaux, also including the Rivers Dordogne (to Branne/Castillon-la-Bataille) and l’Isle (to Laubardemont). Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2008 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

18.50€

Editions du Breil : 06 – Charente

Breil Charente

River Charente between Angoulême and the sea.

Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2012 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

17.50€

Editions du Breil : 14 – Sèvre-Niortaise

Breil Sevre Niortaise

River Sèvre to Niort, side branches, marais channels

Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2005 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

13.50€

Editions du Breil : 10 – (Western) Loire

Breil Loire

Sarthe – Mayenne – Oudon – Maine – Loire (Nantes to Bouchemaines).

The western Loire network of rivers. Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2011 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

18.50€

Editions du Breil : 01 – Bretagne

Breil Brittany

Aulnes – Blavet – Nantes à Brest – Erdre – Vilaine – Ile et Rance

All the Breton canals. The River Aulnes east from the Rade de Brest. The north-west / south-west Blavet, Nantes a Brest and Erdre to Nantes. The north-south Villaine and Ile et Rance to Rennes and Saint-Malo. Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2010 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

18.50€