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Canal du Nivernais

Time-lapse video of going through a lock on the Canal du Midi in June 2006

Table of Locks

Here is a table showing the locks from Vermenton to Sardy. It includes the lock name and number, distance between each lock, and the lift of each lock. We found it useful in planning our day.

Lock and Distance Information Vermenton to Sardy

Charter Companies

The following is a list of charter companies that we came across in our investigation of where to rent a boat from. While this list is by no means exhaustive, it should be a good starting place:

Leaving the lock above Maille-la-Ville

Self Charter

Classic Boats

France Afloat

Europe Afloat

Barging In France

Canal Web Sites



The UK Waterways Network


Here are several artices that we found on canal boat vacations. Some of the are older, but informative none the less:





Magazines on Canal Boating

There are beginning to be more and more magazines just on canal boating. Here are a few:


Canalboat and Inland Waterways

Other Items of Interest

I Love to Travel -- A new collection of travel journals and photos

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