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

with Planet Nautic

Adrien has opened 4 centres for hiring electric boats. 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!
• Café au Fil de l'eau in Amiens - 6 bd Beauvillé - Tel.: 03 22 91 43 22
• Office de Tourisme at Ailly-sur-Somme - 11 rue du Pont - Tel.: 03 22 51 46 85
• Office de Tourisme at Pont-Rémy - 2 rue du Général Leclerc - Tel.: 03 22 27 20 71
• Eaucourt-sur-Somme - Tel.: 06 41 94 46 05


Book your boat

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

A day on the water

On the barge, Aslaug

Kurt and Bente take you on board their lovely barge for a trip from Amiens to Corbie (or vice versa). Everything is included. The day begins at 10am with a welcome-breakfast served on one of the boat's two terraces. 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. The day ends at 4.30pm. Kurt and Bente dock at the destination port and you return by train.

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.

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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©Locaboat
Vallée de la Somme©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!

  • Barge la Timonerie at Ailly-sur-Somme - Tel : +33(0)6 85 33 57 28
  • 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-Vlaery-sur-Somme - Tel.: +33 (0)6 82 32 37 70

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 ..."