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Ardennes canal
Beginning waterway: 
Pont-à-Bar
Height beginning waterway: 
151.00 meter
To: 
Vieux-lès-Asfeld
Height end waterway: 
60.00 meter
CEMT klasse: 
I spits
Length: 
88 km
Length at opening: 
93 km
Construction decision: 
1776
1821
Start construction: 
1823
Taken in service: 
1827
1835
Number of locks: 
44
Number of locks at opening: 
45
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Canal des Ardennes
The Canal des Ardennes is a Summit level canal built to the Freycinet gauge between the river valleys of the Aisne and the Meuse. The Canal des Ardennes is 87.779 km long and has 44 locks (37 on the Aisne side and 7 on the Meuse side) with a tunnel to Saint-Aignan.
The Canal connects the village of Pont-à-Bar in the Dom-le-Mesnil commune to the commune of Vieux-lès-Asfeld (08). The first part of the canal is 39 km long ando crosses the threshold between the valleys of the Meuse and the Aisne by following the Bar Valley, diverting briefly at Saint-Aignan for a shortcut through a tunnel. On this part to the summit level it is powered by a supply of water from the Lac de Bairon and water pumped from the Meuse. After the summit is reached it quickly descends to the Aisne by a series of 26 locks over just 9 km. From Semuy the canal closely follows the course of the Aisne. In places it even follows the old river bed and has many turns as the river has been diverted into very straight sections. On the Aisne side it is powered by regular water intake from the river (the Vouziers, Rilly, Givry, Biermes, and Asfeld dams).
Cap Horn Pont a Bar
Sluis 7 Pont a Bar
Sluis 7 Pont a Bar
Sluis 7 Pont a Bar
Pont a Bar
Pont a Bar
Sluis 6 Pont a Bar
Sluis 6 Pont a Bar
Sluis 6 Pont a Bar
Sluis 5 Saint Aignan
Sluis 4 & 5 Saint Aignan
Sluis 4 Saint Aignan
Sluis 4 Saint Aignan
Sluis 4 en tunnel Saint Aignan
Sluis 4 en tunnel Saint Aignan
Sluis 4 Saint Aignan
Tunnel Saint Aignan
Tunnel Saint Aignan
Saint Aignan
Sluis 3 de Malmy
Sluis 3 de Malmy
Sluis 3 de Malmy
Sluis 3 de Malmy
Le Chesne
Reservoir de Bairon
Reservoir de Bairon
Sluis 1, 2 & 3 du Chesne
Sluis 2 & 3 du Chesne
Sluis 3 du Chesne
Sluis 1, 2 & 3 du Chesne
Sluis 4 du Chesne
Sluis 4 du Chesne
Sluis 5 du Montgon
Sluis 6 du Montgon
Sluis 6 du Montgon
Sluis 7 du Montgon
Sluis 7 du Montgon
Sluis 8 du Montgon
Sluis 8 du Montgon
Sluis 9 du Montgon
Sluis 10 du Montgon
Sluis 10 du Montgon
Sluis 10 du Montgon
Sluis 11 du Montgon
Sluis 11 du Montgon
Sluis 11 du Montgon
Sluis 12 du Montgon
Sluis 19 de Neuville Day
Sluis 22 de Neuville Day
Sluis 10
Sluis 10
Sluis 12
Sluis 12
Ambly Fleury
Ambly Fleury