Category Archives: French Canal boating

Charlesville to Seneffe. Into Belgium we go.

Last time I wrote we had heard the Meuse would be closing locks 1-8 July 4th. With no time to turn around and head back that way and the Canal des Ardennes closed in the middle, we took the only … Continue reading

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Verdun to Charleville-Mézières. The beautiful Meuse.

Leaving Verdun we continued our trip north with no fixed destination in mind and stopped for the night in Consenvoye where we cycled up to the German war cemetery. Here lie 11,146 German soldiers, a nurse, a Russian and 62 … Continue reading

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St Mihiel to Verdun. Taking our time.

We left St Mihiel early on 30 May and headed north, stopping at Lacroix-sur-Meuse, only 9kms along the canal. We were tied up for the day by 10am! It was Ascension Day and on our walk through the village we … Continue reading

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Christchurch, Paris, Toul, Canal de la Meuse. We’re off!

The sun’s shining, the birds are singing and all is right on the canal. We have liftoff. After a week and a half since leaving New Zealand we are finally on our way! Bring on our 2019 adventure… We flew … Continue reading

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Toul, war and homeward bound.

  So we’ve been moored in the Toul town marina, Port de France, for a month now. The locks into Toul are now shut until late October as they work on the lifting bridge. But if  you’re going to spend … Continue reading

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Saverne to Toul. Fun in the locks…

Saverne is a big and very prettily flowered town with the stunning Chateau Rohan opposite the boat harbour. The Grande Rue is cobblestoned and has lots of shops, bars and restaurants. The last lock into Saverne takes you past the … Continue reading

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Saarburg to Saverne. Back into French waters.

Last time I wrote we were in the pretty town of Saarburg on the Saar river in Southern Germany. It made a lasting impression and we probably should have stayed longer than 1 night. Next time! We were up and … Continue reading

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