'Eureka' navigates a lock on the upper
Boat trips on the canal &
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
Abbey and Archéosite,
both near the river.
Groups can be served meals on board
'Eureka' during a cruise along the river
Hire boats at Vaucelles Lock [near the Abbey] and at
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Seasonal river cruises on the upper Escaut/
St.Quentin canal: Vaucelles
Honnecourt-sur-Escaut Tourist Office
Tel: 00 33 3 - 27 78 51 34
Pierre" seats 12 passengers.
Tours starting in Bouchain or Cambrai
on l'Escaut and the Val de la Sensée to
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
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(hire boats and day trips)