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Navigation season and operating hours

When can one navigate on the Canal des Deux Mers?

 
 

When can one navigate on the Canal des Deux Mers?

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Published on 27 May 2011

Voir "When can one navigate?", sequence from VNF’s film Navigating the Canal des Deux Mers


Texte réglementaire The seasons and operating hours for navigation are published as Notices to Boaters (Avis à la batellerie), applying the decisions taken by VNF’s board of directors at the national level.

OPERATING HOURS

Days Period Amplitude Navigation free Navigation on demand, professionals Navigation on demand, other users
2 January
to 16 March
Low season 8:30 to 16:30 . 8:30 to 16:30 8:30 to 12:30
13:30 to 16:30
17 March
to 30 April
Intermediate season 8:00 to 19:00 9:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 18:00
8:00 to 9:00
12:30 to 13:30
18:00 to 19:00
2 May
to 30 September
High season 8:00 to 19:30 9:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 19:00
8:00 to 9:00
12:30 to 13:30
18:00 to 19:30
1st October
to 31 October
Intermediate season 8:00 to 19:00 9:00 to 12:30
13:30 to 18:00
8:00 to 9:00
12:30 to 13:30
18:00 to 19:00
1st November
to 31 December
Basse Saison 8:30 to 16:30 . 8:30 to 16:30 8:30 to 12:30
13:30 to 16:30

Special operating hours for Saint-Pierre Lock in Toulouse

NAVIGATION IN THE SECTORS WITH AUTOMATED LOCKS

During the intermediate and high seasons, navigation is without the interruption from 12:30 to 13:30, in the following sectors equipped with automatic locks:
Canal de Garonne
- from the Port de l’Embouchure to lock 10, Lavache
- from lock 16, Escatalens, to lock 51, Mazérac
Canal de Montech from Montech to Montauban
Canal de Jonction
Canal de la Robine

CANAL CLOSED TO NAVIGATION

Navigation is closed throughout the Canal des Deux Mers, on public holidays as follows:
- 1st January 2011, New Year’s Day
- 1st May 2011, Labour Day
- 11th November 2011, Armistice
- 25th December 2011, Christmas Day

SPECIAL LOCK OPERATION

Throughout the year, locks may be operated outside normal hours, under a "special service lock regime" for passenger vessels. This service is provided on request subject to staff availability.

EXCEPTIONAL CASES

Warning: certain sectors of the Canal des Deux Mers are subject to particular operating hours or conditions. Consult the decision by the Board of Directors of VNF...
publication pending.


For operating hours on the other waterways of the national network, consult VNF’s web site www.vnf.fr under the item Navigation timetable.