Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Docking bay

Because the Château de Chenonceau is built on a river, the Cher, it makes sense that there would be a place to park a boat. And this is it, just upstream of the castle on the river's right bank.

A long time ago there was commercial traffic on the Cher. No more. March 2006.

Just in case you're confused, when you face downstream, a river's right bank is on your right and its left bank is, well, on your left.


  1. Is it the same right and left bank for The Seine? Are there boats like English narrowboats that cruise French rivers and canals?

  2. I was going to say that’s a beautifully designed dock. Great minds…

  3. I don't think I knew how to determine the right and left bank of a river before now- thanks!

  4. andrew, yes, and yes. :)

    mitch, I think it was added in the nineteenth century, or maybe improved.

    judy, :)

    bettyann, :)

    evelyn, :)


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