The Vilaine

La Vilaine

The source is Juvigné and the mouth is Atlantic Ocean.

Navigation on the Vilaine starts at Rennes and ends at Pénestin.

The Vilaine is 130 kilometres long (80.78 miles) with a total of 130 kilometres of navigable waterway.

There is a total of 14 locks, with an average of 1 lock every 9.29 kilometres (5.77 miles).

The highest altitude of the Vilaine is 175 metres (574′ 2″ ft) above sea level.

From Rennes to Pénestin

The water draft is 1.5 metres (3′ 3″ ft) and the air draft is 1.8 metres (3′ 3″ ft).

General lock size

There are 13 "Small" locks
Lock length 27 metres (88′ 7″ ft)
Lock width 4.7 metres (13′ 1″ ft)

Arzal dam

There is one lock.
Lock length 85 metres (278′ 10″ ft)
Lock width 12.9 metres (39′ 4″ ft)

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Self-drive boats cruising on this waterway

Fleet Cruise route
Le Boat Brittany View the Le Boat boats
Locaboat Brittany View the Locaboat boats
Nicols Brittany View the Nicols boats

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