Waterways Websites Waterways and Guidance | Places and Ports | Cruising Blogs and Living AboardWe are very happy to reciprocate links with appropriate websites – contact us A.N.P.E.I The organisation for boaters on the French inland waterways. A very useful website. Aquarelle Aquarelle in France cruise reports from Northern France, by Mike and Rosaleen Miller. Barge Hotel Quietude Jean-Marc Hippolyte’s barge, based at Besancon. Barge Kairos A great website. Kairos is a working barge that takes guests – travel with Marine and Gil Bouchard. Barging in Europe Roger Van Dyken’s website covers many aspects of barge voyaging, including training. Bateaux Mouches Even if you’ve got your own boat there, a cruise on a Bateau Mouche through Paris is a great trip. Beaucaire The official website about one of the waterways most popular ‘southern’ wintering places, just west of the Rhone. Bisham Abbey RYA School Award-winning practical and theory inland waterways school, based near High Wycombe. Our Alma Mater. Boating Links Encyclopeadic directory of links – just boating related! Bord-a-Bord The main French peniche community website. Reports, news, gossip – very interesting. Canal Boating George Pearson’s extensive Canal boating in the UK and Europe website. Canaux Nigel Orr’s well respected site about living aboard and exploring the European waterways. Canaux de Bretagne Canals and waterways in Brittany and the Loire valley. Carcassonne Wonderful complete mediaeval castle, town and harbour. Chateau Caillac, River Lot Fairytale chateau to let, by the river – sleeps 19 CNR – The Rhone Authority Information (in English) about the Rhone, and conditions on the Rhone, primarily (inevitably) focused on commercial users. D.B.A – The Barge Association It was the Dutch Barge Association once, but nowadays the remit and information value is much wider – both UK and European waterways. Davisons Afloat Brenda and John Davison’s website about their catamaran travels through France, with much interesting and good advice. Eurocanals Tom Sommers’ informative site covering all the European waterways. Flemish Waterways Excellent professional website. Fluvial Net Information from France’s leading inland waterways magazine, publishers of Fluviacartes. FoodieAfloat Di Murrell’s fascinating food, cooking and barging site. France Pub .Information about France France – Floods and Currents The site covers every French waterway with detailed information (easily found, and clearly presented) about flood and current flow. French Entrée .French property, living in France, holidays in France H2O The H2O Gare d’Eau at St Jean (on the Saone) is one of the best known harbours, places to stop-over, brokerages and boat hire locations. Harmonie II Sue and Roger Biddle’s blog of journeys through the waterways, over many years. Very informative. Harmonie is for sale. J-P Lamotte Jean-Phillipe is one of the leading French writers about the waterways. English version available. Jim Shead Extensive waterways information website. Languedoc-Midi Info Languedoc-Midi.info is a unique and personally managed website listing many of the best English speaking businesses in Languedoc-Roussillon. Luxemotor Maria Cruising and living aboard a Luxemotor hotel barge Med Routes and French Waterways From a wealth of personal experience, Michael Briant’s website bursts with information. New Build Barging A wealth of information from Elessina about building and fitting out barges – and more. Paris Canaux The official city of Paris website with information about the Parisian canal system. Peniche Tabatha Jean-Pierre’s reports from St-Jean-de-Losne and the canals of Burgundy. Bravo! Plaisance + Plaisanciers Yannick Barbier’s information site, based at Port-St-Louis marina on the River Seine. Plaisance Fluviale A terrific website about the canals and inland ports of France, by Bruno Chanal. Port la Nouvelle Port la Nouvelle tourist office, with some marina information. The Mediterranean port and entry into the Midi via the Canal de la Robine / Canal du Midi. Projet Babel Charles Berg’s superb website about the French canals, their history, details of the barges – and not least, some of his beautiful drawings. Saint-Quentin Port de Plaisance The popular port de plaisance at St-Quentin in Picardy – 60 berths. The Paris Arsenal – Bastille Port One of the great waterways experiences is travelling up the Seine through Paris and berthing at the Arsenal marina. Total Yachts Charter opportunities from around the world, including France Toulouse Toulouse is an excellent city to visit by boat – this is the official Toulouse website. VNF – Voies Navigables de France The official website (in English) for the waterways and canals. All details – locks, depths, heights, closures, works etc. Y B W – Liveaboard Forum Europe’s primary forum website for anything boaty – motor boats, yachts, practical advice, River Thames, jokes . . and this link, to the Liveaboard Forum.