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In the heart of the vineyards and picture postcard landscapes, enjoy cruising and the fine cuisine of the Bresse region.
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The heart of the French river navigation. With over 850 km of canals and waterways, this region has several faces : a natural river in the east, the Saône and many picturesque canals in the West, Canal du Nivernais, Lateral to the Loire. With over 10 possible starting points, all fans will find a cruise that fits them.

The canal du nivernais

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The saône

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The canal latéral à la loire/briare

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The canal de bourgogne

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The doubs

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The roanne-digoin canal

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The canal du centre

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Locks

The locks are automatic or electric and most are manned by lock keepers, except on the Canal du Nivernais and the Canal du Centre where some are manual. They are open on bank holidays.

Boating

On the Canal du Nivernais, there is a ladder of 16 consecutive locks near Baye. Boating experience is recommend for navigating on the Doubs.

Mooring

Between Saint Jean de Losne and Mâcon, you must only stop at designated moorings, elsewhere you can moor anywhere along the banks in the heart of the countryside.

Bases Access

Hi-speed (TGV) train station at Auxerre, Dijon and Mâcon.

One Way

There are plenty of one-way cruises available in Burgundy. One-way cruises are only confirmed 48 h before departure.

Services

Most bases in Burgundy have secure car parking.

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, Burgundy,
WeekEnd FSS, Dôle aller/retour

"auto-translation : ''Easy, practical, experience worth repeating''"
David B
 
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, Burgundy,
WeekEnd FSS, Plagny aller/retour

"auto-translation : ''Great''"
François B
 
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, Burgundy,
WeekEnd FSS, Brienon aller/retour

"auto-translation : ''Very exotic''"
Bertrand F
 
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, Burgundy,
1 Week, Louhans aller/retour

"auto-translation : ''Wonderful''"
Susan B
 
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, Burgundy,
2 Weeks, Digoin aller/retour

"Lovely, very quiet."
Philippe B
 
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, Burgundy,
WeekEnd FSS, Louhans aller/retour

"auto-translation : ''Good contact, nice, too short (WE).''"
Daniel G
 
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, Burgundy,
1 Week, Plagny aller/retour

"auto-translation : ''Very happy with our stay''"
Christian R
 
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1 Week, Louhans aller/retour

"auto-translation : ''Perfect stay''"
Rory B
 
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1 Week, Chatillon aller/retour

"Responsive, Value"
Jean-marc T
 
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1 Week, entre Coulanges et Chatillon

"auto-translation : ''I searched, but I find no point of improvement to give''"
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Gastronomy
  • Sancerre and Pouilly wines
  • Chablis (Auxerre)
  • The Beaune vineyards
  • Wherever you stop there’s plenty of places to sample some delicious traditional French cuisine.
Tips from our customers
Basilique de Gray Sur Saône
Note : 5 étoiles 5/5
La Saône
Cave de Tannay
Note : 4 étoiles 4/5
Le Canal du Nivernais
Eglise de la Charité
Note : 5 étoiles 5/5
Le Canal Latéral à la Loire/Briare
Etang de la Gazonne
Note : 4 étoiles 4/5
Le Canal Latéral à la Loire/Briare
Forge de Buffon
Note : 5 étoiles 5/5
Le Canal de Bourgogne
Pont Canal de Briare
Note : 4 étoiles 4/5
Le Canal Latéral à la Loire/Briare
Pont Canal de St Florentin
Note : 4 étoiles 4/5
Le Canal de Bourgogne
Ville d'Apremont
Note : 5 étoiles 5/5
Le Canal Latéral à la Loire/Briare
Ville de Corbigny
Note : 4 étoiles 4/5
Le Canal du Nivernais
Ville de Gray/Saône
Note : 4 étoiles 4/5
La Saône
The Great Address
A la Crozet des Chemins
Note : 5 étoiles 5/5
Beffes
Aux remparts
Note : 4 étoiles 4/5
Roanne
Chez Yvette
Note : 5 étoiles 5/5
Ray/Saône
La Gernouillère
Note : 5 étoiles 5/5
Clamecy
La table de Jeanne
Note : 4 étoiles 4/5
Chassenard
L'Auberge Chapelle
Note : 4 étoiles 4/5
Clamecy
Le Chat Lon
Note : 4 étoiles 4/5
Châlon/Saône
L'Embarcadaire
Note : 5 étoiles 5/5
La Truchère
Le Pinocchio
Note : 5 étoiles 5/5
Gray/Saône
Les 2 Terrasses
Note : 4 étoiles 4/5
Grey
Le Saint Laurent
Note : 5 étoiles 5/5
Châlon
Les Marronniers
Note : 4 étoiles 4/5
Pontailler/Saône
Les Trois Gros
Note : 5 étoiles 5/5
Roanne
Restaurant de la Marine
Note : 5 étoiles 5/5
Baye
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