Cruising French Waterways

Cruising French Waterways

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by Hugh McKnight
     
 

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Cruising French Waterways has rapidly become the leading descriptive guide to the astonishingly varied network of rivers and canals that penetrate almost every region of France. Winner of the Thomas Cook Guide Book Award, it is full of fascinating information on the history and commercial activities of each area, as well as the historical sites, chateaux and

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Cruising French Waterways has rapidly become the leading descriptive guide to the astonishingly varied network of rivers and canals that penetrate almost every region of France. Winner of the Thomas Cook Guide Book Award, it is full of fascinating information on the history and commercial activities of each area, as well as the historical sites, chateaux and scenic attractions of the many villages and towns which await discovery by water.

Practical details include the maps and guides available for each area, maximum craft dimensions, bankside facilities, moorings, repair yards, shops, restaurants, fuel and water sources, waterways museums and wine regions. Beautifully illustrated, the fourth edition covers all recently restored waterways and explains newly introduced requirements for licenses and personal qualifications.

'So comprehensive, it is now the standard work on the waterways of France' Waterways
'Handsome... beautifully illustrated' Sunday Telegraph

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Winner of the Thomas Cook guide Book Award, the new edition of this volume (first published in 1984) is organized by region and covers the history and commercial activities, historical sites, chateaux, scenic attractions, local customs, landscape and, of course, the safety and conditions of the canals of the entire network of the inland waterways of France. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Living Aboard
I recommend this fine book to anyone who has ever considered a voyage to Europe.
The Ensign
One of my retirement goals is to cruise the canals of France in a rented barge. When I go to France, I will take the latest copy of this guidebook, which provides details about restaurants, museums, shops, historic sights and scenic attractions along the waterways.
Midwest Book Review
Packed with detail cover to cover, Cruising French Waterways spares no effort to explore the depth and beauty of the scenic French countryside.
Latitudes & Attitudes
One of the most complete guides to cover the approximate 5000 miles of waterways. ...plenty of maps and guides for each individual area, as well as the maximum dimensions for vessels. It gives an in-depth look at the bankside facilities, including where you will find good moorings and repair yards.

It will tell you where you can take on fuel and supplies, as well as suggest the better restaurants, points of interest and shops of all kinds... where to find museums and other sites of interest to boaters.

And what voyage on the French waterways would be complete without a guide to the wines and the areas within the wine regions?

In the center of the book you will find some great color photos taken along the various routes and just looking through them is enough to give anyone the itch to make the trip... this guide will tell you everything you need to know about the area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472903235
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/01/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Hugh McKnight is the foremost authority on the European waterways, with more than 30 years experience of exploring the network of rivers and canals of France.
Hugh McKnight is the foremost authority on the European waterways, with more than 30 years experience of exploring the network of rivers and canals of France.

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