The AISNE (French: ) is a river in northeastern
France . It is a
left tributary of the
Oise . It gave its name to the French department
Aisne . It was known in the Roman period as AXONA.
It rises in the forest of Argonne , at
Rembercourt-Sommaisne , near
Sainte-Menehould . It flows north and then west before joining the
Compiègne . The
Aisne is 356 kilometres (221 mi) long. Its
main tributaries are the
Vesle , the Aire and the
Suippe . Three
bitter battles of
World War I
World War I were fought into the
* 1 Places along the river
* 2 Navigation
* 2.1 En route
* 3 See also
* 4 References
* 5 External links
PLACES ALONG THE RIVER
Departments and towns along the river include:
Marne : Sainte-Ménehould
* Ardennes :
Aisne was a commercial navigation as early as the
Gallo-Roman period, and rafts were floated from a long distance above
the present limit of navigation at Vailly-sur-
Aisne until the mid-19th
century. Canalisation works were begun in 1836, at the same time as
construction of the Canal lateral à l\'
Aisne . The canal was
completed first, in 1841, then two years later the river navigation .
Commercial traffic in péniches carrying 220 tonnes is still active,
while recreational traffic is mainly private boats. The waterway is 57
kilometres (35 mi) long, from the river
Oise to the junction with the
lateral canal, and has 7 locks. Through the lateral canal, it links
Marne and the
Canal de la Meuse .
The kilometre distances continue the numbering from Canal latéral à
Aisne from east to west.
* PK 51.3 is the end of the Canal latéral à l\'
* PK 64.5
* PK 67
* PK 79 Fontenoy
* PK 85 Vic-sur-
* PK 92
* PK 104.5
* PK 108 junction with Canal latéral à l'
Oise upstream of
* Rivers of
* List of Canals in
* Canal latéral à l\'
Chemin des Dames
Chemin des Dames
Battle of the Axona
* ^ Sandre . "Fiche cours d\'eau (H1--0200)".
* ^ A B Edwards-May, David (2010). Inland Waterways of France. St
Ives, Cambs., UK: Imray. pp. 90–94. ISBN 978-1-846230-14-1 .
* ^ Picardie, Waterways Guide No. 20. Castelnaudary, France:
Editions du Breil. 2014.