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french-waterways.comis the internet’s leading, most comprehensive and authoritative source of inspiration and information about enjoying the rivers and canals of France – on the water or by the water. In one’s own craft, in a self-drive hire boat, on a hotel barge charter or on a riverboat small ship cruise.
Category – finish and facilitiesLuxury – First Class – Comfort – Economy All boats are safe, properly maintained and fully equipped.
Price Band - whole boat, per week Outline guidance only – hire prices vary by boat size, season and location. The bands do not represent accurate low or high season rates. A booking enquiry response will include a full quotation.
*Style – The ‘nature’ of the hotel barge . Outline subjective guidance as to the quality or comfort level that might be expected on board each hotel barge. There is a natural relationship with price level.
**Price Band – The cost of the charterOutline guidance only, on a relative or comparative basis. The bands do not represent accurate low or high season rates. A booking enquiry response will include a full quotation.
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french-waterways.com (founded in 2003) is independent and impartial. It is not connected with VNF Voies Navigables de France, the national waterways management authority.
Hire Boat Information hereis outline guidance only, based on details provided to us. It is necessarily approximate and is not contractual. An enquiry response will be accurate and fully up-to-date.
Our Role is informational Where appropriate, we collaborate with fleets or travel agencies who provide quotation, booking and other services.
Hotel Barge Information hereis outline guidance only, based on details that hotel barges provide. It is necessarily approximate and is not contractual. An enquiry response will be accurate and fully up-to-date.
Our Role is informational Where appropriate, we collaborate with owners or travel specialists who provide booking and other services.
The information published here results from ten years direct personal experience cruising the waterways from north to south and east to west; and has also been gleaned from other sources, accounts and opinions. This is a guide only and is neither definitive nor to be relied on. We recommend obtaining a pilot book for each river or canal you travel.
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