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:
Legend for the waterways map
Map of anchorages in France
Also produced by VNF, the map of anchorages* on the Rhône and connected waterways:
Legend for the map of anchorages on the Rhône river
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).
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 :
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:
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.
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.
- Direct access (French) to the VNF route planner :
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).
- Direct access to the map and the InfoRhône area :
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:
Navigating the Rhône, the map
To make navigating the Rhône easier, here’s our interactive map, based on information collected via Wikipedia, VNF and CNR:
- Source of maps : Official VNF
- Navigating on the Rhône, Official CNR
- What are anchorages? Wikipedia
- Map of France’s navigable waterways (French)
- Flood forecasting and monitoring: Vigicrues (French)