le Canal de la Meuse

The Meuse Canal

Le Canal de la Meuse

The waterway connects le Canal de la Marne au Rhin to la Belgique.

Navigation on the Meuse Canal starts at Givet and ends at Troussey.

Construction began in 1875 and ended in 1887.

The Meuse Canal is 272 kilometres long (169.01 miles) with a total of 272 kilometres of navigable waterway.

There is a total of 59 locks, with an average of 1 lock every 4.61 kilometres (2.86 miles).

The highest point on the Meuse Canal is 240 metres (787′ 5″ ft) above sea level and the lowest point is at 100 metres (328′ 1″ ft) above sea level.

From Givet to Troussey

The water draft is 1.8 metres (3′ 3″ ft) and the air draft is 3.5 metres (9′ 10″ ft).

Lock 59 Givet

There are "Large" lock types.
Lock length 100 metres (328′ 1″ ft)
Lock width 12 metres (39′ 4″ ft)

Givet to Bras-sur-Meuse

There are "Large" lock types.
Lock length 48.3 metres (157′ 6″ ft)
Lock width 5.7 metres (16′ 5″ ft)

Verdun to Troussey

There are "Freycinet" lock types.
Lock length 39 metres (127′ 11″ ft)
Lock width 5.2 metres (16′ 5″ ft)

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Self-drive boats cruising on this waterway

Fleet Cruise route
Locaboat Meuse, Ardennes & Marne View the Locaboat boats
Nicols Alsace View the Nicols boats
France Passion Plaisance Ardennes View the France Passion Plaisance boats
Locaboat Alsace-Lorraine View the Locaboat boats

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