Canals of France


Your cruise to discover the canals of France aboard a CroisiEurope’s canal barges


For your pleasure, CroisiEurope offers you a chance to discover the charming villages of the canals of Alsace-Lorraine, Franche-Comté and Burgundy, Provence and the Languedoc, Paris and Champagne, and the Upper Loire. By navigating these canals, you’ll visit "undiscovered France”, still authentic and full of emotions. On these cruises you are choosing the serenity of pedestrian paths, towpaths still preserved in nature. Through the peaceful rhythm of the navigation, the landscapes and the typical villages will not cease to amaze you. The tours are full of great surprises ... A new and pleasant way to travel and relax!


The Doubs Valley ... nature, history and authenticity


The Doubs is only navigable on a little more than 200 kilometres and its route allows you to discover its wild and enchanting sites. Running first between rocky cliffs and wooded slopes, it then laps into long bends to the approach of the Saône, which it joins near Saint Jean de Losne.

This splendid waterway offers a varied navigation, between protected waterways and the natural river course through the three departments that it crosses, the territory of Belfort, the Jura and the Doubs.

The Doubs is the only French river that gives the impression of sailing in the mountains: passing by cliffs and breath-taking ravines.



The Saône Valley


The Saône is the main tributary of the Rhone. It is navigable over 365 km from Verdun-sur-le-Doubs to Lyon. This river, with the largest watershed in France, has its source in Vioménil at the foot of the cliffs of Monts Faucilles in the department of Vosges. It flows into the Rhone at Lyon, France, at an altitude of 163 meters. It is a beautiful river that offers 480 km of navigation


The Bourgogne Canal


The Bourgogne’s Canal is a small waterway with a length of 242 km, located in the heart of the region. It connects the basin of the Seine with that of the Rhone. It starts in Migennes, a town on the Yonne, and ends in Saint-Jean-de-Losne on the Saône. The variety of its landscapes makes it a very popular route for boating.



The Marne-Rhine canal


The Marne-Rhine Canal is 312 km long, linking the Marne (Vitry-le-François) to the Rhine (Strasbourg). It crosses the Vosges by the pass at the Saverne collar. It is a small canal whose most remarkable work is the inclined plane of Saint-Louis-Arzviller, put into service in 1967. This lift replaces the 17 locks close together to bring the boat up 44 m. The canal also has three tunnels and several canal bridges including the La Madeleine canal bridge.


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