Get to know Europe‘s biggest Network of Waterways on board your Linssen motor yacht.

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” Linssen 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.

Two of the most attractive cruising areas are the Canal du Midi and the Burgundy region.

The Canal du Midi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise along this ancient waterway on board your Linssen motor yacht through vineyards, fields and old villages and passes the city of Carcassonne. The regional cuisine and wines are tied up with local traditions. You can taste the Mediterranean sun when you relax on the aft deck.
Burgundy offers a very large number of possible routes that you can take with your Linssen yacht. The region is famed for its excellent wines and its cuisine. The Canal du Nivernais and the Canal de Bourgogne are two of the most beautiful waterways for cruising a Linssen yacht in France. You cruise through a charming landscape full of historic towns, villages, cathedrals and chateaux.

Where would you like to charter your Linssen yacht?

Linssen Boating Holidays in France

Canal du Midi


South West of France


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