About us

An administrative public body with 4,700 officials, overseen by the Ministry in charge of Transport, Sea and Fishing, French Waterways Institution / Voies navigables de France (VNF) manages, operates, maintains, modernises and develops the largest European network of navigable waterways, comprising
6 700 km of specially adapted canals and rivers, more than 3 000 engineering structures
and 40 000 hectares of the public river sector.

For more information about French Waterways Institution, please visit www.vnf.fr (in French).