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Discover Paris in the spring, Caen in Normandy and its marvellous markets plus Yvoire, a picturesque village on the edge of Lake Geneva in Haute-Savoie. Explore Saint-Omer, a historic city in the far north that's full of secrets and treasures, and Evian, where Frankenstein's monster stayed! Head with us to Metz in Lorraine to find out about its incredible past, La Couvertoirade, one of the prettiest villages in France, and the UNESCO heritage of Avignon. Guides, gorgeous photos, what's new in France, the best tours and delicious recipes from the legendary Le Nôtre bakery in Paris - and more.

Discover Paris in the spring, Caen in Normandy and its marvellous markets plus Yvoire, a picturesque village on the edge of Lake Geneva in Haute-Savoie. Explore Saint-Omer, a historic city in the far north that's full of secrets and treasures, and Evian, where Frankenstein's monster stayed! Head with us to Metz in Lorraine to find out about its incredible past, La Couvertoirade, one of the prettiest villages in France, and the UNESCO heritage of Avignon. Guides, gorgeous photos, what's new in France, the best tours and delicious recipes from the legendary Le Nôtre bakery in Paris - and more.

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France to the Mediterranean

from the Strasbourg region

or from Germany may

well be motoring along the

southern arm of the Canal

du Rhône au Rhin and

experiencing mile after mile

of spectacular scenery along

the Doubs valley.

At the Mediterranean end

of the Rhône, the skipper

has the choice of either

continuing almost to the end

and branching off at Port-

St-Louis or joining the Petit

Rhône which enables a boat

to transfer to the Rhône

à Séte Canal and motor

through the Camargue

to reach a more westerly

Mediterranean port.

Saône: St-Jean-de-Losne

to Lyon

Yachts bound for the Mediterranean by way of

the northern waterways will eventually reach

the important junction at

St-Jean-de-Losne. On the

way there, some will have

sampled the considerable

attractions of the Canal de

Bourgogne, others will have

chosen the Marne route

through the Champagne

region. Boats passagemaking

from Strasbourg

and the north-east will have

emerged from the Canal du

Rhône au Rhin and others

may have experienced

the delights of the Petite

Saône. Only those who have

taken the most westerly

Bourbonnais route will miss

St-Jean-de-Losne, meeting

the Saône 57km downriver

at Chalon-sur-Saône.

Having arrived at St-Jean-de-Losne, via the

various routes from the north, west or east,

crews should anticipate a marked contrast in

their surroundings once through the first of the

Saône’s massive locks (Seurre). The channel

widens from a modest 12–15m in the Petite

Saône to a minimum of 40m and at times the

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