French Waterways reveals immersive site and fresh cruise content

French Waterways ( has recently unveiled its new-look website

The upgrade significantly enhances functionality and improves the user experience for discovering and booking hire boating, luxury hotel barging and river cruise holidays. Routes around the site are clearer and quicker, while the more immersive design aids the inspiration factor.

While the site began as an information portal on the 8,000km or so of inland waterways in France, it has evolved to act as a presenter of French boating holidays while retaining its informational base. Probably the deepest resource of facts and details about the waterways on the web, it’s also jam-packed with love for exploring France via the waterways as a way to discover the real France, its cuisine, wines, people and heritage.

James Newcombe, founder of French Waterways, says: “We’re delighted to unveil our new look. We needed a platform on which our wealth and quality of content could be deservedly presented and more easily discovered.”

French Waterways aims to inform and inspire holidays on the rivers and canals of France through the ongoing personal experience of its founders and its wide network of contacts and information sources. “Ultimately, it’s customers’ own enjoyment that matters,” Newcombe adds. “And I’d recommend a waterways holiday to anyone looking for that rare, and exclusive experience in the case of hotel barging, that aids complete relaxation and a rather unique perspective on this wonderful country.”

About French Waterways

French Waterways began in 2003 as the personal and real-time documentation of various waterborne trips around France. It has become the veritable font of knowledge on the inland waterways of France. Primarily, you can browse and book a variety of waterways vacations: luxury hotel barges, small ship river cruises and self-drive hire boats. In addition, you’ll find everything you need for living or holidaying on the rivers and canals of France: destination guides, practical navigation detail as well as boat and waterside house sales.