Rogny - France
Rogny is actually called Rogny les Sept Ecluses, which means Rogny of the seven locks, and lies on the watershed of the Canal de Briare. Here the canal leaves the Loing valley, climbs to its highest point and begins the descent to the Loire. This is where some of the first canals in France were built. Commissioned by Henry IV in 1605, Hugues Cosnier built the canals until 1610 when the king died and construction began again in 1638 and was completed in 1642. The old canal is no longer in use and was replaced by a more modern one in the 1800's. In order to extend the Briare Canal out of the Loing Valley, a seven step staircase lock was built in 1605 and used until 1880. This is the oldest lock flight in the country. A shorter flight of six locks now by-passes the original. The following 20 cruises call at Rogny. Please note that these are vacation departure dates and not necessarily sailing dates. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.