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FLUVIACARTE

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All priced in €uro at French publisher prices

ALL ARE HARD COPY AND YOU SHOULD ALLOW 4-5 DAYS FOR DELIVERY FROM FRANCE.

 Fluviacarte are the canal and river route charts, which detail all the stopping places, locks, fuel points, marinas, port de plaisance and tourist information.

These are the only publications which provide coverage from the French Ports on the English Channel, all the way down to the Mediterranean and all are in ENGLISH, French and German. - 

 

The following 6 Fluviacarte get you from Honfleur/Le Havre to Port St Louis in the Mediterranean

#1 La Seine Aval

This 2010 book covers from Le Havre or Honfleur up the tidal River Seine to Paris. It contains detailed information on tidal flow and currents, the buoyed channel out of Le Havre and the ship channel up this big river estuary. 25€

#2 La Seine Amont

You need this book for the section between Paris and Saint Mammes where you leave the River Seine and enter your first canal. Essential for both slow and fast routes 20€

 

#20 Bourgogne Ouest

This book covers the central canal system From Saint Mammes down to Digoin. Essential for both the slow and fast routes to the Med. 20€

#19 Bourgogne Est

This takes care of the final section after Digoin to the Saône. It also covers the 'slow' route which is much shorter but has more locks.  23€

 

#10 The SAÔNE

This book covers the central canal system From Saint Mammes down to Digoin. Essential for both the slow and fast routes to the Med.

CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT

#16 The Rhone

The Rhone joins the Saône at Lyon and then goes all the way to the Med to Port St Louis and is the book that you must have. The Rhone is a very big river. 20€

 

#21 FRANCE

ALL Navigable Waterways of France.

This is a chart of the entire French waterway systems - Canals and Rivers.. There are details of marinas and fuel places covering the entire country on one sheet. Very useful for an overview and to decide which routes you want to follow. If you are doing one fast trip, on a low budget, you could probably just use this chart and my book. It has all the canal & lock dimensions. 13€

The following are the Fluviacarte you will need for the 'Scenic route' from Dunkirk, Calais or St Valery sur Somme,

to the main canal - river routes.

#24 Picardie

 Enter the system at St Valery sur Somme you use this chart. It shows the offshore buoy ATSO. Unless going by Paris you would also need Fluviacarte 8 - Champagne + 10 Saône and 16 -Rhone   23€

# 14 Nord Pas-de-Calais

You only need this chart if you enter at Calais. It takes you SE to join chart no24 - Picardie. You would also need Fluviacarte 8 - Champagne + 10 Saône and 16 -Rhone.  

out of print  

#8 Champagne - Ardenne

From either St Valery or Calais you need this chart to get you out to the beautiful 'scenic route' down to the Saône. You would need 10 Saône and 16 -Rhone only, to continue down to the Mediterranean. 23€

Canal du Midi
#4 Canal du Midi - Camargue
Totally revised Covers Toulouse to the Mediterranean.
It includes:
 Canal de la Robine, l'Etang de Thau, Canal du Rhone a Sete
Le Lez, le canal maritime du Grau du Roi. le Petit Rhône
 et le canal d'Arles à Fos. 20€

 #5 Canal du Midi

 a revised book will be published, #G5, which will cover  the Atlantic to Toulouse  = Bordeaux and information of the passage from Royan up the Gironde River to the start of the Canal system then as far as Toulouse

 

 

Over 2700 copies sold....

This book has become the standard work for transiting the French canals to the Mediterranean and back

£10

 

UNLIKE FLUVIACARTE WHICH ARE ALL HARD COPY FRENCH CANAL ROUTES IS A DOWNLOAD

 £10 UK Pounds

 

 

 

OTHER FLUVIACARTE PUBLICATIONS

#33 L'Ourcq Waterways of Paris

This one sheet chart has all the stopping places, canals, waterways of the area.  This chart takes you close to Paris Disneyland - with a couple of stopping places marina's nearby.

 out of print

#12 Bretagne Canals and Rivers of Brittany

This book covers the 'short cut' from the English Channel - St Malo through to Nantes or Arzal. 23€

#17 Canaux de la Marne au Rhine Canaux de la Marne au Rhine. This book gets you from the French canals to Germany - then joins the routes to the Black Sea. Joins to Fluviacartes 3, 8, 9          20€

 

#03 La Marne

Paris to Reims La Marne makes the connection from Paris toward Reims and Conde sur Marne.. This is a route to Paris if you have entered France from the North - Belgium, Calais or Valery sur Somme. It is good for those wanting to see more of beautiful rural France in the East after arriving in Paris from a channel port.  20€

Carte touristique du Rhin et du Rhin romantique

 This is not a navigational map, but a small, illustrated tourist map of the navigable river, detailing more precisely the course of the Romantic Rhine, to accompany you on your cruise and in reading the shores of the River.
On the front a map of the Rhine, from Basel to Amsterdam, scale 1: 750.000, with the reliefs, the cities crossed and the kilometric points (PK) every 5 km, completed by a map of Strasbourg and two plans of Amsterdam.. On the reverse a map of the romantic Rhine, from Wiesbaden to Koblenz, and the map of a portion of the Moselle, from Cochem to Koblenz, on a scale of 1: 150,000.
. €4.90

#31 Canal du Bourgogne

 

This is a one sheet chart that joins:- De Laroche à St-Jean-de-Losne

 out of print

#13 PAYS DE LA LOIRE

 Le bassin de la Maine (la Sarthe, la Mayenne et l'Oudon) - Le bassin de la Loire (la Maine et La Loire d'Angers à Saint-Nazaire) - Le canal de Nantes à Brest (jusqu'à Redon) - L'Erdre. 20€

#25 LA CHARENTE

la Rochelle à l'île d'Aix - De Fouras à Rochefort - De Rochefort à Saint-Savinien - De Saint-Savinien à Saintes - De Saintes à Cognac - De Cognac à Jarnac - De Jarnac à Angoulême.  The Charente is connected only to the ocean and to the Pertuis at la Rochelle, : 20€

#29 LA SEVRE NIORTAISE

La baie de l’Aiguillon : de La Rochelle au Port du Pavé ; - La Sèvre Niortaise : du Port du Pavé à Niort ;

The Pertuis Breton (from La Rochelle to the Port du Plomb), the Baie de l'Aiguillon (from the Port du Plomb to the Port du Pavé), the estuary of the Sèvre (as far as the lock at Brault), the Brault Maritime canal (between the lock at Brault and Marans), the Sèvre Niortaise (from Marans to Niort), the Jeune Autize (as far as Maillezais), the Vieille Autize (as far as Courdaut), the Bourneau canal (as far as Grande Bernegoue) and the Canal du Mignon (as far as the lock at Sazay).

18€

Over 2700 copies sold....

This book has become the standard work for transiting the French canals to the Mediterranean and back

£10

UNLIKE FLUVIACARTE WHICH ARE ALL HARD COPY, FRENCH CANAL ROUTES IS A DOWNLOAD

£10 UK pounds

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Why not take your boat by sea to the Mediterranean next summer?

GENTLE SAILING ROUTE

 TO THE

MEDITERRANEAN

 There are several ways of getting your boat to the Mediterranean. On the back of a lorry, via the French canals, four or five day’s non stop across the Bay of Biscay then down the Portuguese coast or spend the summer or two, gently coasting southwards, enjoying the harbours, cities, towns and villages of France Spain and Portugal.

This is not a pilot book, rather a passage plan and guide to the nicer places between the South Coast of the UK to the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.  It can all be done in easy stages, to suit a lightly crewed boat, with perhaps only a couple of people on board who are without ‘offshore’ experience. 

Actually, it is a lovely way to explore a lot of delightful foreign places.

 

 Specially drawn charts of:

Cherbourg to L’Aber-Wrac’h.

Chenal du Four to La Rochelle

La Rochelle to Spain

La Rochelle to Coruña

Coruna to Gibraltar

+illustrations, pictures, paintings

 

1 – Planning the voyage

2 –South coast to Chenal du Four

3 - Chenal du Four to La Rochelle

4 - La Rochelle to Spain overview

5 - La Rochelle to Coruña

6 - Coruña to Gibraltar

The best guide - pilot book of this sometimes challenging. available

£5

 

GENERAL INFORMATION PAGES 

 here

or

Various charts for a circumnavigation, pilot books & ICW

Various Routes from UK to the Mediterranean

Canal du Midi Log and information

St Valery to Mediterranean Canal Log

West Coast of France - Ports, marinas and anchorages

Sailing into La Rochelle

Northern Spain from La Rochelle

Gibraltar marina and facilities

General Sailing information