Cleaning Up the Petite Seine

The Petite Seine (above Paris, to the east) saw some superb cleaning-up work in November 2012. An amazing number of cars were scooped up from the river bed. All of them perfect examples of ‘Beyond Economic Repair’. Photos from the fascinating ‘Lockkipper’ blog of Fabrice, the lock-keeper (geddit?) at Villiers-sur-Seine.

Waterway Classification

More VNF news. Waterways are proposed by VNF to be divided into three classifications – Type 1 – designated for tourist/pleasure use only Type 2 – pleasure and commercial use Type 3 – commercial use only No implications yet understood regarding Type 3 and private plaisancier use, but a number…

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Canal Rhone-Rhine

Cruising details for the waterway linking the Rhone and Saone with the Rhine are now available on The canal (opened in the early C19th and modernised in recent years) incorporates sections of the River Doubs and passes through picturesque historic towns such as Dole and Besancon and also some…

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