Canal du Centre


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Centre, Canal du

 

a navigation canal in France. The Canal du Centre links the Saóne River at the city of Chalon-sur-Saóne with the Loire River, via the Loire Lateral Canal at the city of Digoin. It is 127 km long and has many locks. Built in the late 18th century, the canal carries approximately 0.5 million tons of freight annually, chiefly building materials, coal, and metals.

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Her route follows the narrow 18th-century Canal du Centre overlooking vineyards of the Cte de Beaune, the meandering River Sane and the Canal de Bourgogne between St.
Today the bridge still crouches like a gigantic iron grass-hopper, but it is dwarfed by the larger structure that spans the modern and wider Canal du Centre. Upon crossing the two bridges to Ville-sur-Haine one can no longer find the Stievenarts' house on the corner, nor the house from which Alice Grotte ran to his aid.