les Rues-des-Vignes

Contacts | Background

St. Quentin Canal

'Eureka' navigates a lock on the upper Escaut.

Boat trips on the canal & rivers
The St.Quentin Canal project joins the River Escaut and the Seine basin, making it possible for barges to go between Paris and Northern France - and on to Belgium. The canal was completed by Napoleon, and reaches St. Quentin through a long tunnel cut in the chalk plateau. Once busy with cargoes of coal and manufactured goods, the canal now sees mainly leisure boats. At Rues-des-Vignes, boats can be moored to visit
Vaucelles Abbey and Archéosite, both near the river.

Groups can be served meals on board 'Eureka' during a cruise along the river Escaut.

Hire boats at Vaucelles Lock [near the Abbey] and at riverside moorings.


Seasonal river cruises on the upper Escaut/ St.Quentin canal: Vaucelles Abbey, etc.
Honnecourt-sur-Escaut Tourist Office
Tel: 00 33 3 - 27 78 51 34

Pierre" seats 12 passengers.

Bouchain or Cambrai
Tours starting in Bouchain or Cambrai on l'Escaut and the Val de la Sensée to Douai, Vaucelles Abbey, etc.
525 rue Emile Chevalier
Tel: 00 33 3 27 25 34 57
Fax: 00 33 3 27 34 85 18

Eureka' seats 130 passengers on cruises, 80 if meals served.

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Background information

Waterways (hire boats and day trips)
Early canals




Vaucelles Abbey

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