Old postcards of the canal and barges

Old postcards of the canal and barges

Travel back in time with these old black and white postcards

A selection of photos from bygone years, with views of the canal, villages, the rivers Saône and Yonne.
Click on any photo to start a full-screen slide show.

Laroche

Fishing alongside the canal and a real family moment

Velars-sur-Ouche

Velars

On the river Ouche

Saint Usage

Saint Usage

Logs being floated down the river

Plombiers les Dijon

Pont d'Ouche

A busy day outside the Auberge

Pont d'Ouche

Pont d'Ouche

Looking towards the Auberge

Pouilly-en-Auxois market

Pouilly-en-Auxois

A busy market day

Ravieres

Ravieres

The amazing pottery and hardware barge shop called Le Vapeur

Plombiers les Dijon

Plombiers les Dijon

How the landscape has changed, looking towards lock 50

Plombiers les Dijon

Plombiers les Dijon

Scythe in hand to cut the grass along the tow-path

Saint Jean de Losne

Saint Jean de Losne

Lock 76 on the Saône side, this is your first lock when heading north.

Plombiers les Dijon

Plombiers les Dijon

A barge is going downstream, the proud young lad and a man with his horse.

Tonnerre

Tonnerre

A wonderful fleet of wooden hulls.

Saint Jean de Losne

Saint Jean de Losne

Nothing has changed.

Pont d'Ouche

Pont d'Ouche

Notice the lady  on the right canal bank washing clothes 

Pont de Pany

Pont de Pany

Lock 38 undergoes some repairs

Pont d'Ouche

Pont d'Ouche

Lock n°20

Montbard

Montbard

The family line up in front of the lock for the photo

Brienon

Brienon

A couple of barges waiting to take cargo

Venarey-les-Lames

Venarey-les-Lames

Barges and families.

Dijon, Port du Canal

Dijon

The city's port. Can you identify one of Effiel's first works?

Migennes

Migennes

We're almost at the junction with the River Yonne

The  river Yonne, Migennes

The River Yonne

Turn left for Auxerre, turn right for Paris, ahead is the River Yonne

Saint-Remy

Saint-Remy

Look at the magnificent trees and logs ready to loaded.

Plombiers les Dijon

Pouilly-en-Auxois

A soldier and his lady on the rowing boat, in the background is the old tile factory which burnt down and the cafe "Le Pêcheur Tranquille" which was later known as "Chez Toto".

Tunnel, Pouilly-en-Auxois

The tunnel

The electric-powered tug towing a barge through the tunnel.

Plombiers les Dijon

Buffon

A busy cafe alongside the canal at Buffon

Dijon

Dijon port

Nautic sports day on the canal.

Escommes

Escommes

A grand view of the old and new on the canal.

Laroche

Laroche

Close to the Yonne river, barges waiting for cargo.

Gissey sur Ouche

Gissey sur Ouche

The heart of Ouche valley

Crugey ciment mines

Crugey ciment mines

Many a story about this site but it's all hush-hush.

Tug on the river Saône

The Saône

A beautiful tug working and heading downstream on the river

Barges on the canal

Laroche-Migennes

Admire the curved hulls.

Montbard

Montbard

Looking over the canal towards the town

Ouges

Ouges

There is "Petit Ouges" and "Grand Ouges" :) 

Saint Florentin

Saint Florentin

Crossing the viaduct

Chalon-sur-Saône

Chalon-sur-Saône

Barges moored in the port

Patin

Pantin

Bargees moving their barge

BArge and mules

Barge & mules

A laden barge being towed by 2 mules (2CV)