ANNOUNCEMENT This page has been retired. I have not recently added any new items, nor have I recently checked the links already here to be sure they still work.

I am keeping this page available in case some of you still might find it useful.

Though many links may still be working, your safest course would be to do a web search on the organization name or firm name in order to find the latest link.

French Canals & Waterways Links

The French Waterways, Rivers and Canals

FluviaCap - "Outil de calcul d’itinéraires fluviaux" (fr only) (on-line route planning)

Librairie Fluvial - books and maps in French; service of Fluvial magazine

Michael Briant’s Routes Between the English Channel and the Mediterranean

See also Books ... and, for maps, see Canal/Waterway Size Restrictions.

Language abbreviations: (en) English; (fr) Francais; (de) Deutsche; (es) Espagnol; (it) Ital.; (ho) Hollandisch; (po) português

Note: if a page is not available in a language you can read, you can use a web translation service to transalate the page. For example, see the Google translate.

Some trip reports on French waterways will be found on the Trip Reports ... (en) page.

French waterways magazine Fluvial (fr)

The French waterways' authority - VNF (fr)

Wikipedia’s List of canals in France

Fédération des Industries Nautiques (fr)

Comité des Canaux Bretons et Voies Navigables de l’Ouest (fr)

Large boat sales/marina/hire boats/hotel boats, H2O (en) (fr) (de)

Burgundy Canal (en) - barge trips and cruises

Blue Links (en) (fr) (ho) - restoring navigation on the Deûle-Escaut link, which includes the Roubaix canal and the Espierre canal

Waterweb Fluvial (en) (fr) (de) (fr)

Barging on Le Canal du Midi (en) - May 1999

Ruff Bootsreisen (de) - agency

Hausboot fahren in Frankreich (de)

Kanalen in Frankrijk - website defunct


Bateaux-Mouches (en) (fr)

Bateaux Parisiens (en) (fr)

Canauxrama - Parisian canals (en) (fr) (de)

Le Melodyblues (fr) - pour receptions, seminaires, mariages, &c, sur la Seine

Sightseeing Cruises on the Seine and the Canals of Paris (en) (fr)

Boat Building, Sales, and Services

Locaboat Industries - used penichettes

Noble Marine Moissac Port de Plaisance - all services, maintenance, winter moorings, boat brokerage; on the Canal de Garonne (en) (fr)

Evans Marine - boat brokerage; maintenance and repairs; moorings; craneage (Migennes, France) (en) (fr)

Bourgogne Marine - Moorings, conversions, repairs, servicing, installations, brokerage (en) (fr)

Near the water...

Sarl Val Rive (en) (fr) - riverside self catering holiday cottage and apartments - 2 kilometres from Dinan, Brittany

Hotel Boats

Péniche Hôtel L’Embrun (fr)

See also Hotel Boats and Barges, under the heading "Hotel Boat Firms and Agencies - Continental Europe".

Boat Trips

Gabarres Norbert - Dordogne river (en) (fr) (es) (it) (nl) (de) (catalan)

See also "Paris" above

Hire Companies

See also Burgundy Canal (en) - agency (en) (fr) (de) (es) (it)

Anjou Navigation - Sarthe-Mayenne (fr) (en) (es)

Aquitaine Navigation (en) (fr) (de) (es) - Canal du Midi

Ardennes Nautisme (fr) (en) (de) (ho - NE France

Arolles Marine (fr) - South of France

Babou Marine (en) (fr) - River Lot

Bourgogne Fluviale (fr) - sur le canal du Nivernais

Bretagne Fluvial (fr) - Brittany

Caminav (en) (fr) (de) (es) (it) (ho) - South of France

Les Canalous - multiple bases (fr)

Canalous Mayenne - Mayenne Fluviale (fr)

Castel Nautique - ceased trading 12 Apr 2017 - Canal du Midi

Charmes Nautiques (en) (fr) (de) (ho)

Connoisseur is now Le Boat (en) (fr) - multiple bases

Crown Blue Line is now Le Boat (en) (fr) - multiple bases

Emeraude Navigation (en) (fr) - SE France

France Afloat (en) (fr)

France Passion Plaisance (en) (fr) (de) (es) (it) (ho) (czech) - multiple bases

Franche-Comté Nautic (en) (fr) (de) - Saône

Inter-Croisières (en) (fr) - R. Charente

Le Boat (en) (fr) - multiple bases

Locaboat (en) (fr) (de)

Maine Anjou Rivières (fr) (en)

Minervois Cruisers (en) (fr) - Canal du Midi

Nautic (en) (fr) (de) (ho) (es) - S. France

Nicols (en) (fr) (de) (es) (it) (po) (ho)- agency representing multiple bases

Saône Bateaux (en) (fr) (de)

Saône Plaisance (en) (fr) (de)

Scite Plaisance (fr) (en) (de) - Burgundy

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