La Dordogne et la navigation
[The Dordogne and navigation]
This marker is composed of four panels.
Le courau était un bateau à fond plat de 10 à 50 tonneaux. Il était équipé de deux à trois paires d’avirons, d’une corde de halage, d’une mâture mobile et d’une voile
Avec sa coque ventrue, la gabàre était adaptée aux conditions fluviomaritimes de l’estuaire de la Gironde.
l’auberge des garbaries
Il y avait à Saint-Julien de Cénac un bureau de navigation où les bateaux devaient faire viser leur feuille de route. La maison juste au-dessus de la chapelle était un auberge. Les gabariers s’arrêtaient pour échanger des nouvelles, faire et défaire de réputations commerciales ou tout simplement y jouer, y manger ou y passer la nuit.
the garbaries’ inn
The Dordogne and navigation
Until the arrival of the railway in 1884, the Dordogne has experienced intense commercial activity. Fleets came, from Argentat carrying wood, cheese and raw hides. The boatmen of Rogue-Gageac and Castlenaud brought staves (wood cut into boards chéne for cooperage) until Limousin and [acheminaient?] part in Bergerac. They descended to Libourne with wine from Domme and Daglan, chestnuts, wheat, rye and juniper berries. Returning upstream, the Dordogne was navigable until Souillac. They carried salt, dried fish products and [scarce items] like, coffee or sugar. Under Louis XV nearly eight hundred boats passed Domme each year carrying salt. The upstream trip
The courau was a flat-bottomed boat 10 to 50 tons. It was equipped with two to three pairs of oars, rope tow, a mobile mast and a square sail. It descended carrying cheese, chestnuts, skins and acended with salt, dried fish, products of the islands; coffee and sugar.
With its bulbous hull, the barge was adapted to the conditions of the sea-river Gironde estuary.
There was at Saint-Julien de Cénac a shipping office where the boats had planned there route. The house just above the chapel was a hostel. The boatmen stopped to exchange news, make and unmake business reputations or just play, eat or spend the night.]
Erected by le jardins de Marqueyssac.
Location. 44° 49.517′ N, 1° 10.133′ E. Marker is in Vézac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, in Dordogne. Marker can be reached from Route D703. Touch for map. This marker is located on the bluff trail overlooking the Dordogne River in the Jardins de Marqueyssac (Marqueyssac Gardens). Marker is in this post office area: Vézac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine 24220, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured
Also see . . . Château de Marqueyssac. "In the 1860s, the new owner, Julien de Cervel, began to plant thousands of boxwood trees - today there are over 150,000 - and had them carved in fantastic shapes, many in groups of rounded shapes like flocks of sheep." (Submitted on October 23, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 23, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
the garbaries’ inn