Au fil du fleuve Rhône

From canoe to barge to sailing boat, the Rhône river tourism map is a must-have for all river travellers.

Maps of the Rhône waterways

The power of the Rhône and the extent of its development make it a navigable river from the Mediterranean to the Rhine.

Discover the gauges of the Rhône, the Saône and the canals on the river, the marinas, the points of sale for navigation tickets and all the tourist attractions (museums, works of art) to be discovered along the Rhône valley.

Several maps are available online, to download or order, to help you discover the navigable Rhone network, with tourist information to help you explore the valley and practical links for your journey.

Map of river tourism on the Rhône

The public body Voies Navigables de France (VNF) has produced a river tourism map of all the navigable waterways in France. Here is an extract for the Rhône and Saône valleys.

This map is part of an initiative to develop tourism on rivers and canals, with a national vision of pleasure boating. It takes the form of a map of the navigable waterways of France (VNF), including the Rhône, the Saône and the link to the south via the Rhône-Sète canal:

Map of river tourism on the Rhône
Rhône Valley / Source VNF

Legend for the waterways map

Map of river tourism on the Rhône : legend
Legend for the VNF map

Map of anchorages in France

Also produced by VNF, the map of anchorages* on the Rhône and connected waterways:

Rhone river anchorages
Map of anchorages in the Rhône valley / VNF

Legend for the map of anchorages on the Rhône river

Rhone river anchorages : legend
Legend for the map of anchorages / VNF
Navigation rectangle: river navigation on the Rhône
Navigation rectangle / VNF

The navigable Rhône river on paper map

Would you prefer to consult a river guide including a paper map?

The Rhône River Guide

Editions de Breil offers a series of guides with maps for all the navigable waterways and canals of France, including of course the Rhône and the Saône.

The river guide for the Rhône includes the Petit Rhône, the Barcarin canal, the Saint-Louis canal, the Rhône à Sète canal and the Etang de Thau (to the Canal du Midi).

You can find a paper version of the river maps of France at your favourite bookshop, via Editions de Breil and online via FNAC or Amazon.

Tourism and the Rhône river, river guide

Zoning of the river guide

Area covered by the map, from the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers to the Mediterranean, taken from guide no. 18 :

river tourism on the Rhône: the map

Other maps of the Rhône valley

Looking for other maps and geographical information?

Towns and villages crossed by the river, Lake Geneva, dams along the valley…

Visit the page dedicated to maps of the Rhône valley, the river and its basin:

tourisme fluvial sur le Rhône

The navigable Rhône river on the web

Looking for a river itinerary between the Saône and the Rhône-Mediterranean or information for your holiday?

Route planner, weather, hydrology, RNPC alerts and news on the programme and online.

River route planner

Here’s everything you need to plan your trip on the Rhône river, from your computer on land or on the water with your smartphone, with the river route planner.

Itinerary calculation: river tourism on the Rhône

The Voies navigables de France (VNF) river route calculator lets you generate a map of your route: distance from port to port, locks, navigation times and other practical information.

To make your own, go to the VNF website and select your point of departure and arrival as well as the options required to launch the calculation.

Calcul d'itinéraire : tourisme fluvial sur le Rhône

InfoRhône for navigation

InfoRhône keeps you informed, live and by map, of the weather, water levels at different locations, roadworks and alerts concerning navigation restrictions during periods of flooding (RNPC).

River tourism on video

Published by the Compagnie National du Rhône (CNR), a one-minute video on the theme of river tourism on the Rhône:

To make navigating the Rhône easier, here’s our interactive map, based on information collected via Wikipedia, VNF and CNR:


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