River tourism en vogue

> La Croix (December 2010)

Pleasure boats, rental boats, cruise boats: river tourism in France is increasingly popular!

The economic crisis has proved a boon for river tourism, which has become an alternative local solution for many who previously went further afield. It also enjoys a “greener image, you go more slowly, you see landscapes differently and experience a real change of scenery”, explains Véronique Vergès, tourism director at Voies Navigables de France (VNF), the body that oversees some 6,200 km of France’s 8,500 km of waterways, the longest river network in Europe. “It’s a popular form of travelling tourism. People hire a boat as they would rent a winter chalet“, she adds.

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