Canal de la Haute Colme

The Canal de la Haute Colme is a canal in northern France. The haute (English: high) Colme corresponds to the western segment of the Canal de la Colme. The channel connects the river Aa at Watten to Canal de Bergues and Canal de la Basse Colme at Bergues. Between Watten and Cappelle-Brouck, it is part of the Canal Dunkerque-Escaut.[1][2]

Canal de la Haute Colme
Jielbeaumadier pont-levis grand-millebrugghe 2010.jpg
Drawbridge in Grand-Millebrugghe.
Length25 km (16 mi)
Locks3 (including 1 out of service)
StatusIn service.
Date of first use1753
Start pointAa in Watten
End pointCanal de Bergues in Bergues
Branch ofCanal de la Colme

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ McKnight, Hugh (2005). Cruising French Waterways, 4th Edition. Sheridan House. ISBN 978-1-57409-087-1.
  2. ^ Voies Navigables France Itinéraires Fluviaux. Editions De L'Ecluse. 2009. ISBN 978-2-916919-21-8.

Coordinates: 50°50′N 2°12′E / 50.833°N 2.200°E / 50.833; 2.200