Boating in France Archives 2005
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From Paris to Carcassonne.
We started cruising from Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Chalon-sur-Saône where we took the Bourbonnais route to Paris. This route is a collection of four canals in the centre of France that connects the River Seine to the River Saône. We stayed one month in Paris (port-arsenal-bastille) and then went South onto the River Yonne and Canal du Nivernais back to Chalon. From here onto the Rivers Saône and Rhône to South France and via Canal du Rhône à Sète to Carcassone port on the Canal du Midi.
2005 - From Paris to Carcassonne
- 10. January 2005
Saint Jean de Losne to Wengen Switzerland
Lots of snow and ice in Saint-Jean-de-Losne so we made atrip to Wengen Switzerland to see the world men's ski race.
- 11. February 2005
Car touring journey to South France and Spain
We wanted to see the south of France to look at possible moorings for next winter.
- 12. March 2005
Spain, South France and back to Saint Jean de Losne
Driving back From Spain, South France to Saint Jean de Losne through fields of lemon and orange groves then onto the vine fields and back.
- 13. April 2005
Salon Nautique PaquesBoat Saint Jean de Losne
Wandering around Salon Nautique PaquesBoat at Saint Jean de Losne. We visited some very nice boats, need to win the lottery to buy one, but worth viewing for ideas.
- 14. May 2005
River Saone and Doubs, Canal du Centre towards Paris
We headed for the town Digoin were the Canal du Centre ends and becomes Canal Lateral a la Loire after crossing the River Loire, via the spectacular aqueduct.
- 15. June 2005
The Bourbonnais Route from Chalon sur Saone to Paris
The Bourbonnais route : Four canal's in the centre of France from Chalon-sur-Saone to Paris
- 16. June 2005
Paris Port Arsenal-Bastille Marina Port de Plaisance
We were moored in Paris Port Arsenal-Bastille marina for a month. The port de plaisance is just off the River Seine via a lock.
- 17. July 2005
Paris to Auxerre via River Seine and River Yonne
On the move again from River Seine onto the River Yonne heading for Auxerre, we are now bound south for the mediterranean like the swallows do for the winter.
- 18. August 2005
Canal du Nivernais from Auxerre to Decize
The Canal du Nivernais links The River Yonne to Decize in the Loire Valley, 174 Kilometres long and 110 locks, was first proposed in 1708 opened in 1842.
- 19. September 2005
Chagny to Valence via Canal du Centre, River Saone and River Rhone
We are traveling from Chagny to Charlon-sur-Saone, Macon and Lyon where River Saone meets the River Rhone to Port de Plaisance Valence
- 20. October 2005
Valence to Carcassonne via Camargue, Etang de Thau and Canal du Midi
Port de Plaisance Valence River Rhone to the Camargue, cruising Canal du Rhone a Sete to Etang de Thau and Canal du Midi to Port de Plaisance Carcassonne.
- 21. November 2005
Port de Plaisance Carcassonne on the Canal du Midi
Port de Plaisance Carcassonne our new home for the winter, it has a world-famous mediaeval citadel, and the Canal du Midi runs in the middle of the town.
- 22. December 2005
Christmas Xmas and New Year in Port de Plaisance Carcassonne France
Christmas in Carcassonne with Xmas decorations on our boats and Mayor gives permission for New Years party in Port de Plaisance of Carcassonne.