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Canal D'Est Northern Section, France

(River Meuse), 28th April to 25th May 2007

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The beautiful chateau at Commercy.

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The back of the beautiful chateau at Commercy.

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A view of St Mihiel from one of the seven large stones that stand above the river, you can just see the boat under the bridge.

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John making bread!

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Our mooring at Verdun


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The Ossiuary at Verdun, a memorial to the unknown soldiers who died during the battle in the First World War. 

372,000 French died and an equal number of Germans.

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The trench De Londres at Verdun

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Our Mooring at Stenay



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The Beer Museum at Stenay



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Our Mooring at Mouzon



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A beautiful chateau at Mouzon, now an old people's home


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The mooring at Sedan



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The Chateau at Sedan, the largest in Europe, covering an area of 15 hectares

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A scene from the inside of the Chateau


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The interior courtyard of the chateau


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Our mooring at Charleville Mezieres, further upstream was a big marina but the bridge was only 3 metres high so we couldn't fit!

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Place Ducale in the centre of Charleville Mezieres


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Rimbaud Museum in Charleveille Mezieres

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A very short very narrowboat in Charleville Mezieres

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Eric and Linda and their narrowboat "The Last Farthing"

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A bridge over the River Meuse on the way to Fumay

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Our mooring at Fumay


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The Town Hall at Fumay, the slate is locally mined and how the town made its money

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Crossing the border into Belgium



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