Beefing up waterways on Wikipedia

FW’s Practical Navigation editor and waterways expert David Edwards-May has recently devoted weeks to editing, updating, correcting and creating over 60 river and canal information pages on Wikipedia . . . As an interlude between cycling the canals and promoting waterways through Inland Waterways International, I have been updating and…

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Cruising tales: Digoin to Dompierre-sur-Besbre

Since leaving Auxonne we have travelled 228km and passed through 70 locks. Our engine has run for 41 hours. It’s a Nanni – a Kubota engine that’s been marinised – and it’s never let us down yet, in 8 years. It starts first time and just keeps going. Provided it…

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Cruising tales: Saint-Leger sur Dheune, Canal du Centre (PK 33)

Welcome to the first in our series of cruising tales, our very own experiences of France’s waterways now that we’re back aboard Grehan and waterborne.  For those who don’t know, PK means Point Kilometre. They are marked along the waterways, like the old milestones in the UK, discreetly printed on very…

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French Waterways meets… Max & Beatrice of Wine & Water

Wine & Water is a high quality hotel barge that cruises the delightful Ouche valley in Burgundy. The barge offers private charter cruises for up to six passengers.  She was completely refitted in 2013 and is owned and expertly operated by Max and Beatrice (Bea) Renau. For Wine & Water…

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Special Offer Short-Stay Hotel Barge Cruise, Canal du Midi, France

Hotel Barge Louisa is offering a promotional price for a whole barge charter for 4 lucky people. Per person:Euros 1,309 USD 1,504 GBP 1,000 Itinerary: Friday: CastelnaudaryYou’ll be met in Carcassonne or Toulouse between 10am and 11am and taken by luxury car to ‘Louisa’ moored up in port. Champagne lunch…

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Hire-boat Cruises, France: up to 20% discount from Le Boat

Book your 2015 holiday cruise in France before Tuesday 12th January and save 20% off ANY French destination and ANY departure date. Wow! Valid on all boats offered by Le Boat except Visions, Mystiques and Royal Mystiques – on which you can still save 10%! Where can you cruise? Find…

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Through the French Canals DVD – Distant Shores

[widgets_on_pages id=6]Paul and Sheryl Shard are the pre-eminent award-winning sailor-filmmakers. Cruising onboard their Southerly 42 and 49 yachts “Distant Shores” they have sailed 90 000 nautical miles together, crossing the Atlantic five times and making superb – inspirational and practical – films along the way. There are 91 film episodes…

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Canal du Nivernais

french-waterways.com now has nearly 50 separate pages of Cruising in Detail information about individual French rivers and canals. Our latest covers one of France’s most picturesque and most popular – the Canal du Nivernais. Situated in central France, this waterway ‘jewel’ links the Loire valley to the south with the…

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