SELF-DRIVE BOATS ~ HOTEL BARGES ~ RIVERBOATS

Rent your own self-drive canal boat. Charter a luxury hotel barge. Plan a marvellous riverboat cruise vacation.
Or pilot your own motor yacht through the canals to the deep blue Mediterranean.
The waterways of France provide limitless potential for fascination, exploration, culinary delights,
huge enjoyment, warm friendship – and life-long memories.

 

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HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO CRUISE?

Take control of your cruising holiday aboard a self-drive hire (rental) boat; make your own decisions about where you go, and what you do. Charter or book a cabin aboard a luxury hotel barge for an intimate and sublimely relaxing experience. Take a memorable riverboat cruise along the beautiful major rivers.

Whichever you choose, you’ll be able to explore major towns and cities, happen-upon delightful villages and tiny hamlets, discover architectural marvels, savour authentic French cuisine and delicious wines, and revel in her cultural diversity. Immerse yourself in the glories of France from the waterways.

Self-Drive Canal Boating

Go your own way. Explore the pleasures and treasures of the French waterways.

Go Boating!

Luxury Hotel Barging

Lie back and let the skipper and crew take care of everything. Great food. Fine wine. Unique.

Go Barging!

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Riverboat Cruises

Cruise sedately through the heart of France. Moor in the centre of historic towns and cities.

Go Cruising!

Hands-On Expertise

PRACTICAL NAVIGATION

100 pages of unique resources

Printed navigation guides and maps from the best publishers
Detailed information for every navigable waterway in France
Practical guidance – fees, regulations and canal boat-handling

WONDERFUL DESTINATIONS

Waterway France has eight quite distinct and fascinating regions – influenced by past history and neighbouring countries as well as by geography and climate. Together they provide a glorious variety of cuisines, wines and cultures to savour and fall in love with.

DISCOVER YOUR DESTINATION

Each region has delightful waterways, just ready for you to discover
by self-drive boat, luxury hotel barge or riverboat cruise.

Yours to Discover . . .

Aquitaine

From Toulouse west to Bordeaux tranquil south-west France is a lush, rolling landscape of wine, fruit and produce. Fascinating history lies around every corner.
Explore the Garonne canal by hotel barge or self-drive boat. Journey from magnificent Bordeaux to the Medoc vineyards on a riverboat cruise.

 

Upper Loire

South of Paris the almost-secret pretty Gatinais region follows the Loing river down to the Loire Valley and the world-famous canal bridge at Briare.
The scenery then widens along the broad Loire river to the vineyards of Sancerre and the fabulous chateaux of the French nobility.

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FREE eGUIDES

French Waterways’ own unique PDF guides introduce some of the most interesting things
to be enjoyed on and around the enchanting rivers and canals of France.
Written and created from expert first-hand experience.

Beaune | Southern Burgundy

Multicoloured roof tiles, Boeuf Bourgignon and some of the best wines in the world await you

Explore South Burgundy

Carcassonne | Canal du Midi

Romance and history inspires and delights the whole family in this unique Medieval treasure

Explore the Midi

Avignon | Provence

See the Pope’s Palace and the famed Pont d’Avignon in this ancient city by the river Rhone

Explore Provence

CONTACT US AND BE INSPIRED


Discover new destinations, new perspectives and the true joys of cruising.
You can count on our unique experience and enthusiasm,
gained from 15 years and 10,000 km of cruising on the French waterways

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Boats and Barges for the Inland Waterways

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