GET TO KNOW EUROPE'S BIGGEST NETWORK OF WATERWAY
France is still one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations. This is hardly surprising. Because of its turbulent history, the country has an incredibly varied cultural and historical heritage. This alone is enough to make a trip to any region an exciting experience. “Living like God in France” is an expression which is known throughout the world and means living the good life. French wines and French cuisine are incomparable and multifaceted and never cease to surprise.
Many people only “know” France from the “Autoroute du Soleil” and may not know how many beautiful places they are speeding past.
France's network of waterways is the most extensive in Europe. Of the total of 8,500 km of waterways, 6,700 are managed by the VNF (Voies Navigable de France). Of these, 2,900 km are navigable stretches of rivers and 3,800 km navigable sections of canals. The waterways contain over 1,500 locks, 70 canal bridges and 35 tunnels*. One of the best ways of getting to know France “from the inside” is from the deck of your “own” yacht. Feeling welcome in the centre of a town, enjoying the silence of the landscape slipping by, trying to converse with the lock keeper, sampling the regional specialities. Becoming a bit French for a while…, this is all possible with “your” Linssen from France Fluvial.
(* Source: Voies Navigables de France)