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France is the world’s most popular tourist destination and waterway tourism – enjoying the 8,500km network of navigable rivers and canals – occupies a significant and steadily growing niche in this picture. A niche that supports 11 000 jobs and that is worth 900 million euros to the country each year.
It's not really surprising . . .
Travelling the inland waterways - in one’s own boat, on a self-drive hire boat, aboard a luxury hotel barge or as a small ship river cruise passenger – is without doubt one of the best ways to see the very best of France. Each year nearly half a million people, 70% of whom are visitors to France, cruise peacefully and memorably through delightful countryside, small villages, historic towns and world renowned cities.
They experience the very essence of France and in the process hundreds of thousands of tourists become enthusiastic ambassadors for the French holiday and vacation experience.