On our territory, the Canal des Vosges represents 122 kilometres of waterways punctuated by 93 locks. For an afternoon, a day or a stay, the canal is fully equipped and allows you to indulge in the pleasures of river tourism and to travel differently. The route includes three ports: Charmes, Epinal and Fontenoy-le-Château; and 10 river stops. Whether you have a passion for sailing or are curious to discover this original way of travelling, you will be able to take advantage of all the infrastructures necessary for the smooth running of your crossing.
Everything you need to set off on an adventure: boat hire with or without a licence, tourist and gourmet cruises on the canal, water and electricity points, tourist information, entertainment and shops nearby...
Fancy a boat trip along the banks of the Vosges ? In Epinal and its region, it's possible ! Whether on your own boat, or on a hire boat with or without a licence, the Canal des Vosges allows you to navigate in complete tranquillity. Indeed, from Socourt to Fontenoy-Château, there are no less than 54 locks on the canal. Whether on your own boat, or on a hire boat with or without a licence, the Canal des Vosges allows you to navigate in complete tranquillity. Indeed, from Socourt to Fontenoy-Château, there are no less than 54 locks on the canal.
For the more daring, crossing France by boat is an unforgettable journey. Take the Canal des Vosges to the Haute-Saône or head for the Meurthe-et-Moselle, be daring and experience it. Thanks to the network of French canals, you can imagine a tour of France on the water, with your own boat. Throughout your stay, you will have the opportunity to make a few stops along the Canal. A break to enjoy the Voie Bleue cycle route and its 720 kilometres of cycle track, including 73 kilometres from Socourt to Fontenoy-le-Château. Get on your two wheels or rent your bikes to discover the area by bike. It's time to visit Epinal and its region, taking advantage of the diversity of its activities, before sailing off to new French horizons.
In Epinal and its region, enjoy a boat cruise from the port of Fontenoy-le-Château to discover the Coney valley. Whether you prefer a gourmet getaway or a guided tour, there are several options available for crossing the canal to suit your tastes. What a pleasure it is to enjoy a good meal while looking at a constantly changing landscape !
Our region offers many river activities: choose the boat that suits you best, according to your interests and needs. The perfect opportunity to (re)discover our region in a different way !