Hide map Show map. PK 319.1Â Â Â Port de lâEsquineau, quay, r/b Cargo was hauled in bateau-anguilles, boats 157 by 6.35 metres (515.1 by 20.8 ft) with paddle wheels amidships, and bateaux crabes, a huge toothed "claw"wheel 6.5 metres (21 ft) across to grip the river bed in the shallows to supplement the paddle wheels. PK 50.0Â Â Â Entrance to Le PÃ©age-de-Roussillon diversion canal, l/b See how the Rhine, Main and Moselle river systems unfold to create a spellbinding display of storybook villages, Dutch windmills, German vineyards and Gothic cities. PK 203.5Â Â Â Saint-Ãtienne-des-Sorts pontoon moorings r/b, 10 berths, water, electricity, slipway, former boatmanâs village. The spectacular dÃ©filÃ© de DonzÃ¨re is the narrowest natural gorge on the Rhone. PK 265.0Â Â Â Beaucaire lock (12.15m) VHF 20, pontoons u/s and d/s, bridge, power plant PK 238.6Â Â Â Express road bridge (N100, Pont de lâEurope) PK 35.6Â Â Â Ampuis pontoon moorings r/b. PK 40.7Â Â Â Condrieu suspension bridge Below is a map showing the cities you might see on a Rhine river cruise. PK 15.0Â Â Â End of diversion canal It all lasted 70 years, then the Pope went back to Rome, although a series of quasi-Popes then continued to operate from Avignon. Was the deepest lock in Europe, possibly the worldâs best known. PK 184.3Â Â Â Tricastin nuclear power station r/b PK 126.4Â Â Â Confluence of Eyrieux, r/b In this respect it differs markedly from its northern neighbour, the Rhine, which leaves all of its Alpine characteristics behind when it leaves Switzerland. PK 166.8Â Â Â Viviers suspension bridge, entrance to DonzÃ¨re gorge. Trade on the upper river used barques du Rhône, sailing barges, 30 by 3.5 metres (98 by 11 ft), with a 75-tonne (165,000 lb) capacity. PK 114.8Â Â Â Soyons, r/b, leaning tower (ruin) PK 112.6Â Â Â Main road bridge (D96/D534n) Sloping quay with bollards. Pontoon mooring opened in 2014. PK 192.5Â Â Â Railway viaduct (through route Lyon-Marseille) PK 269.1Â Â Â End of diversion canal (RhÃ´ne not navigable, entrance to Canal du RhÃ´ne Ã SÃ¨te closed, connection made via Petit RhÃ´ne d/s) and this is where the port de plaisance once was â it was swept away during the winter of 2002/3 and has not been reinstated. It is very peaceful, despite some background noise from the cement plant nearby. All locks areÂ fitted with floating bollards. Avignon arm When piloting a boat on this waterway we strongly recommend using the appropriate Breil (clickÂ lefthand) or Fluviacarte (clickÂ righthand) printed navigation guide for this waterway. PK 73.1Â Â Â Confluence of Cance, r/b The song is about dancing on the isthmus âislandâ across the river from Avignon, under (sous) the bridge not on (sur) le pont. Relatively low bridges have red and whiteÂ gauges on the piers, the same indication being given by stakesÂ situated a short distance upstream and downstream of theÂ bridges. PK 8.1Â Â Â Bridge OCEANS. After building the Génissiat dam on the Upper Rhône (with no lock) in 1948, designed to meet the electricity needs of Paris, twelve hydroelectric plants and locks were built between 1964 and 1980. Navigation thus alternates between the bed of the RhÃ´ne, 300 to 500m wide, in which short steep waves may be generated by southerly winds, and 11 diversion canals, in which the locks are generally located towards the downstream end. PK 98.2Â Â Â Entrance to Bourg-lÃ¨s-Valence diversion canal, l/b, pontoon mooring (La Roche de Glun) in bypassed RhÃ´ne, l/b. Besides the palace, the town itself shelters a maze of streets behind massive defensive walls. PK 47.1Â Â Â Chavanay bridge Route into the marina from the river is marked with buoys. It is already extensive, and well used, but is also showing signs of wear and tear. Capacity for 30 boats up to 15m, with possibility of accommodating 38m barges breasted up outside. PK 148.0Â Â Â Island, main channel on r/b side, boatyard on l/b side (access from d/s). Steam passenger vessels 80 to 100 metres (260–330 ft) long made up to 20 kilometres per hour (12 mph) and could do the downstream run from Lyon to Arles in a day. Vienne â There are various pontoons and quays between the two bridges. This map was created by a user. PK 2.0Â Â Â Saint-BÃ©nÃ©zet bridge (the famous âPont dâAvignonâ) Up to $ 30. Often, sailings of the Rhone are paired with sailings of the Saone River, which runs through the Burgundy region. This map was created by a user. Hide map Show map. The 12 locks are operated daily from 5:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. All operation is centrally controlled from one control centre at Châteauneuf. Rhône and Saône: 8 days Enter only when a green light is showing. Sample celebrated Cote du Rhone wines in the twin cities of Tournon and Tain L'Hermitage, which face each other across the river. PK 215.0Â Â Â Caderousse lock (9.00m) VHF 19, pontoons u/s and d/s, bridge, power plant The average annual discharge at Arles is 1,710 cubic metres per second (60,000 cu ft/s). PK 75.5Â Â Â Saint-Vallier bridge, town l/b. In the period from 2005 to 2010, navigation locks of small barge dimensions (40 by 6 m) were built to bypass the last two, forming a navigable waterway network with Lake Bourget, through the Canal de Savières.. In short; a good port for a welcome break with marina power, water and town facilities including a small supermarchÃ©. Following the course of the River Rhone, the route ends over a 1,250 km later on the beautiful Mediterranean coast of France. Rhone River. 8 days. With a total head of 162m, they produce 13 GWh ofÂ electricity annually, or 16% of the countryâs total hydroelectric production (20% if the UpperÂ RhÃ´ne schemes are added), and there have been significant benefits for agriculture throughoutÂ the RhÃ´ne valley. Eight, highly experienced, river cruise companies offer an extensive choice of river cruises on Franceâs four major rivers. Timber from the Forest of Qohor is shipped downriver, since the cities and towns of the southern Rhoyne have depleted many of their forests. PK 29.0Â Â Â Suspension bridge (Sainte Colombe) Their modest size means that they can moor up right in the heart of Franceâs world-famous historic towns and cities and cruise sedately through the sunny heart of France itself. PK 76.3Â Â Â Confluence of Galaure, l/b A very peaceful spot, by the village park and with the village of La Roche de Glun itself nearby. The river begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, ... Map of the Rhine ... instead, the watersheds of the Rhone and Danube drained the northern flanks of the Alps. PK 0.3Â Â Â Lock (Port Saint-Louis-du-RhÃ´ne), VHF 12 Navigation alternatesÂ between wide deep river sections and 11 diversion canals, and bears no resemblanceÂ to that immortalised by Bernard Clavel in Lord of the River. PK 221.7Â Â Â Railway bridge (TGV MÃ©diterrannÃ©e) PK 144.0Â Â Â End of diversion canal The village has a small supermarket, a boulangerie and a post office. PK 0.8Â Â Â Road bridge (N100, Pont de lâEurope) The locks were up to 23 metres (75 ft) deep. The RhÃ´ne is a river of stunning contrasts, and boaters should take their time to exploreÂ the valleyâs many attractions. PK 180.3Â Â Â Bridge (d59) Instead, the Petit RhÃ´ne, formerly a semi-navigable channel of the delta, was improved for large-scale navigation (as part of the Palier dâArles dredging scheme) over a distance of about 20km from Fourques, where it leaves the RhÃ´ne, to Saint-Gilles. Learn More. Very smooth and very easy. HistoryÂ âÂ The RhÃ´ne was a key communications route already in the Roman period, but throughout theÂ ages was a difficult and dangerous navigation. Riviera Rhone River Cruises. PK 142.6Â Â Â Logis-Neuf lock (lift 13.00m), bridge, VHF 19, power station Opposite the power station is a pÃ©niche repair yard, almost hidden by several islets. RIVERS. The seaÂ lock at Port-Saint-Louis-du-RhÃ´ne is 160m long and 22m wide. PK 165.8Â Â Â End of diversion canal (RhÃ´ne navigable 4km u/s to Lafarge cement works) (difference = 0.2km, 2.4km total from Lyon), Viviers port de plaisance, 400m upstream on RhÃ´ne r/b, had 16 berths, but heavy siltation has made the sheltered harbour unusable. The Rhoyne is known for its river pirates, who hide on and around the many islands of Dagger Lake. With a complement of just 100-200 guests on board, river cruise ships (or âriverboatsâ) offer close, friendly and personal hospitality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. PK 105.6Â Â Â Bourg-lÃ¨s-Valence lock (lift 11.70m), bridge, VHF 22, and power station  Celtic tribes living near the Rhône included the Seduni, Sequani, Segobriges, Allobroges, Segusiavi, Helvetii, Vocontii and Volcae Arecomici. PK 90.8Â Â Â Tournon port de plaisance r/b, 10 berths, limited depth, night â¬12.50, water, electricity, showers, slipway, pump-out. River Cruise. The average discharge from Lake Geneva is 251 cubic metres per second (8,900 cu ft/s). PK 40.7Â Â Â Les Roches-de-Condrieu port de plaisance l/b, in a sheltered backwater r/b, 220 berths, night â¬18, fuel, water, electricity, showers, crane on request, slipway, restaurant. PK 225.0Â Â Â Roquemaure quay r/b, exposed to wind, castle, Tour de lâHers tower on l/b. Comprehensive detailed navigational information, km by km, Sete west to Toulouse. Possibly wise to moor on the inside against the piles (but depth not checked). The riverâs power is harnessed at each dam to produce hydroelectricity; the valley also has nuclear power plants and wind farms. Riviera River Cruises has one itinerary on the Rhone: the eight-day Burgundy, the River Rhone, & Provence. 1 country. The minimum depth overÂ the sill at Port-Saint-Louis-du-RhÃ´ne is 5.50m. The town is prosperous thanks to the EdF nuclear power station and Lafarge quarries. Cruas also has an SNCF station. At Lyon, which is the biggest city along its course, the Rhône meets its biggest tributary, the Saône. THE RHONE IS THE chief river of southeastern FRANCE, draining much of the western ALPS and connecting the regions of the interior to the MEDITERRANEAN coast. PK 22.0Â Â Â Entrance to coal unloading basin for Loire-sur-RhÃ´ne power station Life-jackets must be worn in locks â this sensible rule is rigorously enforced. The Rhône rises as the meltwater of the Rhône Glacier in the Valais, in the Swiss Alps, at an altitude of approximately 2,208 metres (7,244 ft). PK 193.2Â Â Â Bridge (N7) In 1933, the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR) was established to improve navigation and generate electricity, also to develop irrigated agriculture and to protect the riverside towns and land from flooding. The original German adoption of the Latin name was also masculine, der Rotten; it survives only in the Upper Valais (dialectal Rottu). PK 86.5Â Â Â End of diversion canal The church dates back to 804AD. Location of the river Rhone or Rhône. PK 4.3Â Â Â Outlet in Gulf of Fos (navigation extended into the gulf by a dredged channel protected by a breakÂwater over a further length of 2âkm. The Saône carries 400 cubic metres per second (14,000 cu ft/s) and the Rhône itself 600 cubic metres per second (21,000 cu ft/s). PK 109.2Â Â Â Bassin de Joutes l/b, Potential informal mooring in this âwater-joustingâ basin, PK 109.8Â Â Â Valence bridge (FrÃ©dÃ©ric Mistral), PK 110.0Â Â Â Valence, public quay l/b, below autoroute. While Rhine River cruises focus heavily on Germany, chances are, you'll also visit the Netherlands, France and Switzerland. Just beyond you will find the capitainerie barge (showers, etc.) PK 26.5Â Â Â Port de plaisance in backwater r/b, 3 berths, water, electricity, slipway opposite, mooring free (limited depth), restaurant. Capitainerie with facilities and bikes for hire. Rhone River Cruise Prices 2020 is the first of a series of comparison charts and articles featuring nine European River Cruises offered by 10 world class river cruise lines. PK 159.5Â Â Â MontÃ©limar harbour (inconvenient mooring). Channel improvement works between 1885Â and 1905 increased the low-water navigable draught to 1.60m, but the upstream hauls wereÂ still challenging for boatmen. The facility is run by former fighter pilot Olivier Pallier, who is helpful and friendly. France’s Finest Paris to Avignon. At the end of each diversion canal we give the difference between the apparent distance and the actual kilometres covered (since the diversion canals are shorter). Arve (06.12.12) 100 (8250672262).jpg 2,208 × 1,656; 1.6 MB PK 111.9Â Â Â Valence lâÃperviÃ¨re marina, l/b, VHF 9, capacity 420 berths, night â¬21, fuel, water, electricity, showers, crane 30t (max 18âm), slipway, pump-out, repairs, restaurant, supermarket 500m. It flows onward through the valley which bears its name and runs initially in a westerly direction about thirty kilometers to Leuk, then southwest about fifty kilometers to Martigny. The Canal du RhÃ´ne Ã SÃ¨te is inaccessible at Beaucaire, since the entrance lock was rendered unusable by the lowering of the RhÃ´ne downstream of the VallabrÃ¨gues scheme. PK 316.4Â Â Â Junction with Canal du RhÃ´ne Ã Fos, l/b. 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