Enjoy the Rivers and Canals of France – On or Beside the Water



Enjoying The Experience . . .

“Once again I must compliment Viking on such superior cruises. They could not have been more enjoyable — from the excellent crew to the delicious meals and particularly the itinerary.”
Jo Ann Pascal

Viking River Cruises


What They Say About Us . . .

“We just felt we had to say how much we appreciated all the information and the really well constructed, navigable website.”

“Just wanted to say thanks for hosting such a great site. Lots of useful information, well organised, entertaining, and nicely photographed. Sites as good as these are rare. Well done.”



Enjoy the essence of France through the canal and river network

France has 8,000km (5,000 miles) of navigable inland waterways – you can travel by boat across this large country from north to south; and east to west, using canals and rivers of great variety, size and scenic beauty. Whether you’re interested in renting a self-drive hire boat, chartering a luxury hotel barge, or planning a scenic riverboat cruise holiday or vacation (or even a voyage on your own motor yacht through the canals to the deep blue Mediterranean, living aboard in one of the world’s most civilised countries)  on the French Waterways there is limitless potential for fascination, safe exploration, huge enjoyment, warm friendship – and life-long memories.

This website is uniquely founded on more than ten years of extensive practical experience throughout the French river and canal network. We hope that you’ll find it clear, comprehensive, informative and inspirational.