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. Breil guides are updated very regularly, this is something that the publisher prides itself on.
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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Editions du Breil : French Waterways Map

All the navigable rivers and canals in France

Breil folded map showing all the French waterways at the scale of 1/1 000 000. 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.

2017 Edition

12.50€

North-East France to Belgium and Germany

Editions du Breil : 17 – Meuse

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.

18.50€

Editions du Breil : 04 – Alsace-Lorraine

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.

2016 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

19.50€

Editions du Breil : 09 – Rhône-au-Rhin

Breil Rhone-Rhin 09

Canal du Rhône au Rhin – Belfort branch canal – Canal de Huningue

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

2016 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

18.50€

Channel Ports to Paris

Editions du Breil : 20 – Picardie

Breil Picardy

Canals du Nord, Escaut, Sensée and St Quentin. River Oise and Oise Canals. River Aisne and Aisne Canals. River Somme.

This newly surveyed and created Breil guide expands and incorporates the previous #13 Oise and #15 Somme guides. It also replaces the northern part of the previous #08 Champagne-Ile de France guide (the southern part has been updated within guide #19 Marne).

2015 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

23.00€

Editions du Breil : 21 – Seine

Breil waterway guide Seine

Tidal river (Le Havre to Rouen), lower Seine to Paris, Paris including the Saint-Denis, Saint-Martin and Ourcq canal, upper Seine and Petite Seine to the navigation limit. 

This newly surveyed and created Breil guide covers the complete river from the tidal estuary up to Rouen, then the non-tidal Lower Seine to and through Paris. The Parisian canals St-Denis and St-Martin are included, as is the Ourcq (which is only navigable for small craft). Above Paris the guide covers the Upper Seine to Montereau (junction with the River Yonne) and the Petite Seine to Marcilly. A very comprehensive navigational guide.

2016 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

23.00€

Editions du Breil : 19 – 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.

19.50€

Editions du Breil : 03 – Bourgogne, Franche-Comté

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 – the complete route from Paris to the Saone is in guide 19 Marne. 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.

2017 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

19.50€

Western Bourbonnais Route from Paris, including Burgundy.

Editions du Breil : 02 – Loire-Nivernais

Yonne – 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.

2016 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

19.50€

Editions du Breil : 11 – Bourgogne, 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.

2017 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

19.50€

Central to Provence (Rhône – Petit Rhône)

Editions du Breil : 18 – 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.

2016 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

19.50€

South and South-West – Languedoc, Aquitaine, Gascony

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

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

The southern canal network from the Rhone through to Toulouse. 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 Garonne, 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.

2016 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

19.50€

Editions du Breil : 12 – 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.

2014 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

19.50€

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

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.

2016 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

18.50€

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

Editions du Breil : 16 – Gironde

Gironde – Dordogne – L’Isle

The Atlantic Gironde estuary from the sea to Bordeaux, with the River Garonne to Castets-en-Dorthe, also including the navigable lower sections of the Rivers Dordogne (to Gardonne) and l’Isle (to Coutras). Breil A4 format pilot book (chart-guide) with detailed canal/river information including locks, bridges, depths, moorings, towns and villages and facilities.

2016 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

19.50€

Editions du Breil : 06 – 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.

2016 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

18.50€

Editions du Breil : 14 – Sèvre-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.

13.90€

Editions du Breil : 10 – (Western) Loire

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

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.

19.50€

Editions du Breil : 01 – Bretagne

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

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, plus the Sèvre Nantaise. 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.

2013 edition. Eng/Fr/De.

19.50€