Hello Hivers! In one of my previous posts, I showed you the quiet summer streets and protected ancient buildings in the old centre in Clamecy, a lovely medieval town in central France. For today's WednesdayWalk, let's have a stroll along the canals there.
Clamecy was once regarded as the capital of timber floating in France, thanks to its location at the confluence of the rivers Yonne and Beuvron and on the Canal du Nivernais.
The canal du Nivernais was used to transport wood logs from Morvan region towards Paris. In the middle of the 20th century, generations of bargees, known as the “wood floaters”, earned their living on these waterways.
Today, the canal is reserved for navigation in recreational craft, as you can see from my photos here. Visitors can onboard one of the hired boats to sail through the canal. There are also choices of hotel barges, cruising between Auxerre and Clamecy and beyond.
They move the bridge and operate the lock gates on the canal waterway for barges to pass through:
Canals in other parts of the town:
图文 by Donica，谢谢来访！=)
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