Enjoy the Rivers and Canals of France – On or Beside the Water
Enjoying The Experience . . .
“The food was outstanding; the service provided by Mathias and his crew excellent; the boat and its facilities were 6 star. We had a wonderful time and will be back in the future. We are used to the very best, so this is high praise indeed.”
“This was our first river cruise and AmaWaterways really set the bar high. We loved the ship, the crew, the service, the tours and the food was fantastic!”
Bob S, California, USA
“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
“We continue to reflect on what was truly the most wonderful family holiday imaginable; we can’t thank you enough for captaining our trip with such exquisite service, accommodation, gourmet meals, weather, excursions and hospitality.”
John, Kimberley and family, 2013
“The boat, the facilities, we just loved it as it was out first boating holiday. The nature and scenery of the waterways…a relaxing and enjoyable experience.”
“This was the most magical, romantic and relaxing holiday. It was just the two of us on board and we managed the boat with ease.”
What They Say About Us . . .
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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.