Canals and company: a rich heritage of river architecture

> Détours en France – Special Issue (July 2011)

Four hundred and sixty-five navigable waterways of all kinds, stretching for nearly eight thousand five hundred kilometres! France is the record-holder. Since the 16th century and right up until the 1960s, the French beavered away building reaches, locks and artworks, creating a technological heritage that is by turns bucolic and monumental, and which has now rediscovered all its popular attraction.

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