Museum of the Berry Canal

1. The dock.   2. The material of the lock keeper.   3. The donkey driver.  

The Berry Canal Museum traces the astonishing epic of the lock keepers, carpenters and carpenters of boats that have marked local life for more than a century. It pays tribute to the courage, hard work and genius of men.


Channels and Cinema

A source of inspiration for writers like Georges Simenon or Marcel Achard, the canals of France have served as the setting for some legendary films where the shadows of Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Audrey Tautou or Arletty and his famous “gueule d’atmosphère” hover.
This new exhibition explores eight decades of representation of the world of shipping on the big screen.

from april 03, 2024 to november 03, 2024

Art is shared – Part 1

Like every year, the Community of Communes opens its René Chambareau space to artists from the region and elsewhere. From May to July, meet Catherine de Mareuil, artist-painter sensitive to nature and especially water. At the same time, admire the porcelain paintings of Marie Hoarau.

Home of the Berry Canal Museum, free entry.

from may 01, 2024 to july 23, 2024

Art is shared – Part 2

Emile Romero, watercolorist, will exhibit his paintings on the theme of the Berry Canal. They will be accompanied by sculptures by Danièle Dekeyser.

Home of the Berry Canal Museum, free entry.

from august 01, 2024 to october 31, 2024

Useful information :

Days and times :
Open from April 1 to October 29, every day except Monday and Tuesday:
- In April, May, June, September and October + public holidays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- In July and August from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Address :
Musée du Canal de Berry
Port de Magnette
03190 AUDES
Phone number :
04 70 06 63 72

E-mail address :

Website :

GPS coordinates :
latitude : 46.46357
longitude : 2.59900