Picardy Penichette Boat Holidays
The closest French cruising area to England, our base on the River Somme at Cappy is inland from the Channel and convenient for Channel ports.
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Suggested boat holidays from our Penichette base in Picardy
Today the peaceful green countryside of the Somme leaves it hard to imagine the violence of the combats of the First World War. The British and French troops stopped the German advance on the Somme front line. Less known, yet essential for the continuing war campaign was the commitment of the Commonwealth troops. The volunteer soldiers that came from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa assume a special place.
Very soon after leaving Cappy, past the first lock and lifting bridge, the Canal de la Somme reveals its pristine nature, its silence only interrupted by the sound of birds on the banks and in the many ponds nearby. On then to Amiens and its "hortillonages" , delightful riverside smallholdings, first established by the Romans to provide well-watered gardens.
Cappy - Bray - Amiens - Abbeville - Cappy
Return Trip • 1 Week • 180km • 32 Locks • 5 hr 00 / day
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Cappy - Bray - Amiens - Abbeville - St Valery sur Somme - Cappy
Return Trip • 1 Week • 214km • 32 Locks • 6 hr 00 / day
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Cappy - Peronne - Noyon - Compiegne - Cappy
Return Trip • 1 Week • 175km • 24 Locks • 4 hr 30 / day
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Cappy - Peronne - Noyon - Compiegne - Chauny - St Quentin - Cambrai - Arleux - Peronne - Cappy
Circular Route • 2 Weeks • 306km • 67 Locks, 4 Tunnels and 4 Lifting Bridges • 5 hr 30 / day
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