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. Welcome!