These are the key publications from Fluviacarte (the publisher of the former Navicartes as well as Fluvial magazine) 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.
* Summer 2016 – No orders between 4th-11th July. One despatch per week 11th July – 15th August *
Prices given below – in euros – exclude post and packing. For Fluviacartes, there is a postal cost differential between E.U countries and non-E.U countries. Publications will be despatched promptly (normally within one working day, i.e excluding weekends, from receipt of order) 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) see below. They are otherwise not included and we therefore cannot refund or re-send missing items. Please make sure you give us an accurate full address.
Anticipated Delivery Times from Despatch Day (affected by intervening public holidays and weekends) UK+Most EU 5-7 days – US+Canada 6-8 days – Australia+NZ 6-11 days – South Africa 6-11 days**
** Orders arriving in South Africa have an unfortunate history of often then becoming lost or otherwise undelivered (please note that we have no liability in these circumstances). The tracked option (see below) may provide greater certainty (but not a guarantee) – even then it does depend on a deliverable, signed-for, address, not a Bag.
Tracked Delivery Option
For greater certainty guides can be sent using the Colissimo tracked service. Please note that Colissimo is not a courier service (like DHL or UPS). An express delivery service is available (contact us) but this is extremely costly. After you have placed your guides order please return here to add Tracked to it before checking out.
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Fluvial Guide du Plaisancier 2016
Almanac Guide to all the navigable rivers and canals in France
Published in conjunction with the ANPEI (the French inland boating association), this comprehensive annual directory lists all navigable waterways, their basic data (length, depth, air draft, etc.), ports (telephone numbers, rates), haltes, boatyards and other essential services and information, including tariffs and regulations.