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Pont Canal de Briare
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Briare
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Owner description: This is an incredible architectural feat - we traveled over the bridge in a canal boat and then went back to bike on it.
Reviewed September 9, 2013

This was an amazing experience crossing over the River Loire on the canal. A must if you go on this route. Briar a pretty little village

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Cruising down the canals was so much fun with friends on their houseboat Sherilee. The scenery was ever changing and beautiful. It was green, there were flowers everywhere, the french houses were gorgeous and going up and down in the locks were fun. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. Five days was not long enough. We spend our nights at one powered site and stopping when and where we felt like it on the banks of the canal. The weather was hot and sunny and we found lovely shade in the late afternoon which was very welcome. A visit to this region is highly recommended.

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

If you are in this region of France it is definitely worth a side trip to see this canal bridge. We crossed in a houseboat rented from Le Boat with friends.
It is a marvel of engineering, completed in a time in history without the tools of our modern day. Pure and practical design. Another example of Mr. Eiffel's ingenuity!

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

This canal was well worth a visit - the scenery alone, with the private hired boats going up & down, plus you could walk along the canal & enjoy at your pleasure.

This made up for the disappointment of our camp site at Les Bois du Bardelet, this was supposed to be a 5 star site! The showers were disgraceful, some days they worked others they didn't. The pool had green slime round the water edges with some slabs missing periodically, which children either tripped or lifted to see what was underneath. If you didn't speak French no one wanted to converse in English. The best part was the activities for adults & children - no one could fault this

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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower, but about 2 hours south of Paris is another amazing engineering design from M. Eiffel! This working canal traverses the wide Loire river near the little town of Briare. If you are an engineer, you'll love its design and practicality. Your family will enjoy walking or biking across it, looking down on the Loire river. Boat rides (dinner or just a trip) are also offered. You can walk down one side, cross under it on the other side, and walk back along the other side. A bridge crosses it on the main side of town. Shops offering drinks and ice cream with great views of the canal provide a restful break. There is an excellent little shop offering wooden carved toys and other local/regional gifts - I recommend a visit if just to look. Parking is fairly ample. Visit the countryside of France, you'll enjoy it.

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