Musée de la batellerie et des voies navigables

the “Freycinet” barges

© Photo Mathieu FERRIER – Agence Photo F

On the 5th of August 1879, Charles de Freycinet, who is then Minister of Transport, launches his programme to improve the navigation conditions and standardize the network to accommodate barges of 300 or 350 tons. Accordingly, the “Freycinet” barges will be widely seen. (38,5 m by 5,05 m).

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