With Tom Sommers' EuroCanals Cruising Guides
Traveling on your own vessel, at your own schedule and with just your own family or friends, is an ideal way to visit Europe and experience the culture and customs of life in many countries. Cities, villages and countryside are often very accessible by natural or man-made waterways. Cruisers can travel at their own speed and on their own route, stopping almost anywhere to spend a night or a week. You can bring your own affordable hotel right into the center of many major cities, or find a secluded anchorage amidst peaceful surroundings.
You can buy a boat in Europe, transport a boat to Europe or rent a vessel from bases throughout Europe. Use the EuroCanals Guides to find a boat broker, boat builder, rental-boat company, or a winter-storage boatyard. Then use the guides to plan where you may want to cruise and where to make overnight stops and sightseeing visits.
In Paris the major waterway is of course the river Seine. But there are also three canals that are owned and managed by Ville de Paris, a situation unique in France. Each is very different from the others. Click on the links above for more information.