The Somme River : short cruises with Visit-Somme/north of France
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RiverCruises Somme valley

Short river cruises

  • 6km/hr average speed
  • 4Planet Nautic centres
  • 245km of river

On an electric boat

All aboard for a short river cruise past lovely leafy scenery. You can learn how to handle these boats in just a few minutes, then you're the skipper for a cruise of 1 hour, 3 hours or all day, just as you wish!
• Amiens - Les Copains babord - 07 55 72 55 54 - 
• Office de Tourisme at Ailly-sur-Somme - 11 rue du Pont - Tel.: 03 22 51 46 85
• La Capitainerie à Cappy - Tel. : 03 22 75 16 42 - 
• Long - Picardie Boat - Tel. : 06 07 63 89 92 - 
• Saint-Valery-sur-Somme - Les locations du canal - Tel. : 06 82 32 37 70 -


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Long tourisme fluvial, Somme©CRT Hauts-de-France-Sam Bellet
Tourisme fluvial©Locaboat
Ailly-sur-Somme-planet nautic©OTCCOA-Virginie Decorte
Vallée de la Somme-écluse©OTCCOA-Virginie Decorte ©OTCCOA-Virginie Decorte
Bateaux les roseaux©CD80-PSergeant
Balades en bateau, Somme©copainsbabord

River cruises 

On the barge, Aslaug

Kurt and Bente take you on board their lovely barge for a trip on the Somme valley during 5 or 7 days (4 people minimum). You can enjoy seeing the floating gardens of the Hortillonnages, discover the fully refurbished lock keeper's house at Lamotte-Bretière. Time passes slowly, punctuated by manoeuvres to go through the different locks.

with Natalia 

On board the Natalia guests can enjoy cruises without facing the constraints of cabins, an alternative to the floating hotel. Seated comfortably in the spacious and comfortable lounge, experience luxury as you take in the panoramic views of the river through the wide bay windows. With her hybrid engine, the Natalia can navigate for up to 6 hours on electric power: no noise and no fumes!

Péniche Aslaug

Kurt et Bente
Tel.: +33(0)6 74 22 29 75

400 € for the day for a group of 4 to 8 people - breakfast and lunch included.
Train journey NOT included.

View barge website

6 km / hour average speed - it's great to take one's time, to experience life at the river's pace.
Tourisme fluvial©Aslaug
Tourisme fluvial, Somme©Locaboat
Vallée de la Somme©OTCCOA-Virginie Decorte ©OTCCOA-Virginie Decorte
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme©Les locations du canal

Canal boat hire

at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

Head for the Picardy coast to explore the long, straight ship canal and one of the loveliest bays in the world. Again, you can escape from the hectic pace of life and opt for a much slower, gentler tempo!

Tel.: +33(0)6 82 32 37 70 -

Sleeping on the water

It's possible! Choose a barge, a cottage, a b&b!

  • B&B on a barge L'Aslaug at Corbie - Tel : +33(0)6 74 22 29 75
  • Cottage on a barge Le Lihoury at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme - Tel.: +33 (0)6 82 32 37 70
  • Somme Vintage Yacht Naupouros - Tel. : 06 80 18 46 89 

Let's talk ToMarcel Cointe

former lock keeper

"A boat trip is the perfect remedy for stress. When customers return they are all amazed and say much the same thing, as they land: "I have no idea how long I've been out on the water ..."