- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: Adlard Coles (20 Mar. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1408103818
- ISBN-13: 978-1408103814
- Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 2 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 340,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Through the French Canals Paperback – 20 Mar 2009
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...an excellent overrall introduction to these popular and varied waterways, particularly for the first time visitor, or those who have visited once and are looking for new areas to cruise.""', --Waterways World
'""as a guide to the network of canals, it's a good, compact planner.""', --Yachting World (June 2009)
For anyone lucky enough to be planning a cruise of the French waterways or an inland passage from the Channel to the Med, this guide - already a bestseller - is surely the first port of call.""', Yachting Monthly (June 2009) '""An absolute must for anyone considering navigating these popular continental waterways.""', Canals & Rivers (June 2009) '""The fact that Jefferson's 'Through the French Canals' is now published as a 12th edition is testament to its value.""', --Royal Navy Sailing Association (Summer 2009)
"as a guide to the network of canals, it's a good, compact planner."
"For anyone lucky enough to be planning a cruise of the French waterways or an inland passage from the Channel to the Med, this guide - already a bestseller - is surely the first port of call."
"An absolute must for anyone considering navigating these popular continental waterways."
Top Customer Reviews
The book covers 33 routes, and as far as I can see covers pretty much every navigable river in France.
I found it especially useful as I am planning to buy a pleasure boat for inland cruising in France. This told me all I wanted to know in terms of a suitable specification for the boat, which waterways had a million and one locks to negotiate, and gave a good indication of how enjoyable different routes might be.
The Callais - Marseilles route is covered, a bit skimpily I think, but the other two main waterways of France are barely mentioned at all. Probably because the author has never been there.
If you are looking for a guide to the Normandy - Brittany - Loire Waterways, or the North East Waterways into Belgium and Holland, this is NOT the book to buy.
If you're planning to take a boat onto the French canals as we did, I'd recommend this as one of the books to take, you can bore the crew to death with little tit bits of information.
My advice is to use this book to plan your route and order the Navicarte map books for the canals you then decide to use, they have very detailed maps of all the canals, locks and moorings along the length of canal you're on. The numbers on the canals in this book will match the Navicarte book numbers 1-29, 19 altogether, (don't ask me). Sadly not many of them are available on Amazon UK, they are French with English and German translations of each entry but in less detail. Try searching for Navicarte on Amazon.fr
Carte marine : Navicarte : La Bourgogne Ouest
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I gave the book to a friend who is thinking about hiring a boat in the Canal du Midi, he found this helpful.Published 9 months ago by Hewitt Brian
Glad it was 1p + p&p but still paid too much - not even a useful map !!Published 18 months ago by MR C WATSON
A nice book, never got to use it as intended due to a change in circumstances :o[Published on 19 Mar. 2015 by Chief bottle washer
I bought this book as a gift for my husband who is planning a trip through the french canals. He hasn,t put it down.!Published on 10 Mar. 2014 by Gina Willats