In the heart of the vineyards and picture postcard landscapes, enjoy cruising and the fine cuisine of the Bresse region.
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Moyenne des avis clients sur cette région : 4.5 étoiles 4.5/5 (based on 71 review)
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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.

    Here is the list of waterways in this region
  • > The Canal du Nivernais
  • On this waterway, here are the possible starting points : Coulanges, Chatillon en Bazois, Joigny, Corbigny, Tannay.

  • > The Canal Latéral à la Loire/Briare
  • On this waterway, here are the possible starting points : Briare, Briare, Plagny, Dompierre, Decize, Chatillon sur Loire, Digoin.

  • > The Canal de Bourgogne
  • On this waterway, here are the possible starting points : Venarey, Brienon, Migennes.

  • > The Roanne-Digoin Canal
  • On this waterway, here are the possible starting points : Digoin.

    The canal du nivernais

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    The canal latéral à la loire/briare

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    The canal de bourgogne

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    The roanne-digoin canal

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    information about the locks of rivers and canals Burgundy Nivernais
    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.

    the information on the fluvial navigation with self drive river boat in Burgundy Nivernais
    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.

    info on boat moorings without a license in Burgundy Nivernais
    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.

    information on the access to the bases of the boat rental Burgundy Nivernais
    Bases Access

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

    infos on the one-way with self drive penichette in Burgundy Nivernais
    One Way

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

    info on more services and extras possible with your self drive penichette in Burgundy Nivernais
    Services

    Most bases in Burgundy have secure car parking.

    Average : 4.5 étoiles 4.5/5 (based on 71 review)
    All the reviews presented come from customers having made a cruise while booking on the site of Cris Boat France on a boat of a partner company.
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    4
    - Boat : Calypso - Cruise made on 17/09/2018,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Chatillon sur Loire Return

    "auto-translation :''For our first experience, we were satisfied''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Royal Mystique - Cruise made on 24/09/2018,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Decize Return

    "auto-translation :''To try it is to adopt it!!!''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 32 - Cruise made on 25/08/2018,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : entre Chatillon en Bazois et Coulanges

    "auto-translation :''Very good service''"
     
    0
    - Boat : Sheba - Cruise made on 27/08/2018,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : St Jean de Losne Return

    "Very good"
     
    5
    - Boat : Magnifique - Cruise made on 17/08/2018,
    Duration : 5 Nights - Cruise : Migennes Return

    "auto-translation :''Very good for everyone on board.''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Tarpon 32 - Cruise made on 28/05/2018,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : entre Briare et Chatillon en Bazois

    "auto-translation :''Good commercial approach-very friendly welcome''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Tarpon 49 QP - Cruise made on 26/05/2018,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chatillon en Bazois Return

    "auto-translation :''Nice stay''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Riviera 1120 - Cruise made on 09/05/2018,
    Duration : 5 Nights - Cruise : Plagny Return

    "auto-translation :''Very good''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Triton 860 - Cruise made on 05/05/2018,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Briare Return

    "auto-translation :''Stay full of discovery, quiet and silent, relaxing.''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Magnifique - Cruise made on 07/05/2018,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Migennes Return

    "auto-translation :''Very pleasant stay (1st experience)''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 42 - Cruise made on 21/04/2018,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chatillon en Bazois Return

    "auto-translation :''Serious company.''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Haines 40 - Cruise made on 09/10/2017,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Louhans Return

    "auto-translation :''As usual very well''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 42 - Cruise made on 02/09/2017,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Louhans Return

    "auto-translation :''Well organized stay, lovely region''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Espade Concept Fly - Cruise made on 02/09/2017,
    Duration : 14 Nights (2 weeks) - Cruise : Chatillon en Bazois Return

    "auto-translation :''Efficient, in line with our expectations. The choice of the boat is very important for the people a little old (small freeboard''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Renaud 8000 - Cruise made on 01/09/2017,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chatillon en Bazois Return

    "auto-translation :''Nothing to complain about, impeccable stay''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Sedan 1000 - Cruise made on 19/08/2017,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Plagny Return

    "auto-translation :''Very good''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Riviera 920 - Cruise made on 15/07/2017,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : entre Rogny et Plagny

    "We were very happy with Cris Boats - we have already told our friends about it. The staff member at the boat yard was great with advice about the boat and where to go."
     
    5
    - Boat : Haines 40 - Cruise made on 07/07/2017,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : entre Louhans et Pontailler

    "auto-translation :''Quick repair, no worries''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Estivale Quattro - Cruise made on 10/06/2017,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : entre Plagny et Rogny

    "auto-translation :''Very good reception on the bases compared to your competitors''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Estivale Quattro - Cruise made on 22/05/2017,
    Duration : 5 Nights - Cruise : Plagny Return

    "auto-translation :''Excellent stay as much by the comfort of the boat as by the reception on the commercial service and the base''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 37 - Cruise made on 20/05/2017,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : entre Pontailler et Louhans

    "auto-translation :''Very Good ''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Confort 1100 - Cruise made on 02/06/2017,
    Duration : 4 Nights (week-end) - Cruise : Port/Saône Return

    "auto-translation :''Super awesome''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Sedan 1310 - Cruise made on 24/05/2017,
    Duration : 5 Nights - Cruise : Plagny Return

    "auto-translation :''Meet all our expectations''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 49 QP - Cruise made on 20/05/2017,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : entre Louhans et Pontailler

    "auto-translation :''Very good, difficult to find better and more beautiful weather all week …''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Tarpon 49 QP - Cruise made on 05/05/2017,
    Duration : 4 Nights (week-end) - Cruise : Louhans Return

    "auto-translation :''Very good, I think we will refer a cruise''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Triton 1050 - Cruise made on 05/05/2017,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Chatillon en Bazois Return

    "auto-translation :''We loved everything!''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Triton 860 Fly - Cruise made on 03/04/2017,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Pontailler Return

    "auto-translation :''First satisfying and original experience''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Sedan 1310 - Cruise made on 30/09/2016,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Dôle Return

    "auto-translation : ''Easy, practical, experience worth repeating''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Sedan 800 - Cruise made on 23/09/2016,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Plagny Return

    "auto-translation : ''Great''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Sedan 1000 - Cruise made on 16/09/2016,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Brienon Return

    "auto-translation : ''Very exotic''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Espade 850 Fly - Cruise made on 09/09/2016,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Louhans Return

    "auto-translation : ''Wonderful''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 32 - Cruise made on 15/08/2016,
    Duration : 14 Nights (2 weeks) - Cruise : Digoin Return

    "Lovely, very quiet."
     
    4
    - Boat : Espade 850 Fly - Cruise made on 19/08/2016,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Louhans Return

    "auto-translation : ''Good contact, nice, too short (WE).''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Riviera 920 - Cruise made on 20/08/2016,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Plagny Return

    "auto-translation : ''Very happy with our stay''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Espade 850 Fly - Cruise made on 12/08/2016,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Louhans Return

    "auto-translation : ''Perfect stay''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 37 - Cruise made on 30/07/2016,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chatillon en Bazois Return

    "Responsive, Value"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 42 - Cruise made on 23/07/2016,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : entre Coulanges et Chatillon en Bazois

    "auto-translation : ''I searched, but I find no point of improvement to give''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Triton 860 Fly - Cruise made on 30/07/2016,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Digoin Return

    "auto-translation : ''Very good stay''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Confort 900 - Cruise made on 01/07/2016,
    Duration : 4 Nights (week-end) - Cruise : Plagny Return

    "auto-translation : ''Aside from the cramped cabins, everything was perfect''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 37 DP - Cruise made on 02/07/2016,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Digoin Return

    "auto-translation : ''Great !! Very pleased with our stay with Cris Boat''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Riviera 920 - Cruise made on 08/07/2016,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Plagny Return

    "auto-translation : ''Happy with our stay, cruise, boat and friendly staff''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Renaud 8000 - Cruise made on 01/07/2016,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Chatillon en Bazois Return

    "auto-translation : ''Great stay, wonderful cruise''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Renaud 8000 - Cruise made on 20/06/2016,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Digoin Return

    "It was ok, very good stay in Burgundy"
     
    5
    - Boat : Triton 860 Fly - Cruise made on 21/05/2016,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chatillon en Bazois Return

    "auto-translation : ''Okay, carefree.''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Sedan 800 - Cruise made on 14/05/2016,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Venarey Return

    "auto-translation : ''Good stay but somewhat tempered by the passage locks system that is not more evident on the Canal Borugogne''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Confort 900 - Cruise made on 04/05/2016,
    Duration : 5 Nights - Cruise : Brienon Return

    "auto-translation : ''Friendly and nice, an exotic holiday.''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Sedan 1170 - Cruise made on 04/05/2016,
    Duration : 5 Nights - Cruise : Rogny Return

    "auto-translation : ''Okay, exotic and we appreciated being able to settle here to sleep in nature, particularly in the pond-sod''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 49 QP - Cruise made on 02/05/2016,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Pontailler Return

    "auto-translation : ''Everything went well during our river cruise, no snags to report''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Riviera 920 - Cruise made on 04/05/2016,
    Duration : 5 Nights - Cruise : Plagny Return

    "auto-translation : ''Great holidays on river boat ''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Tarpon 37 DP - Cruise made on 11/07/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chatillon en Bazois Return

    "auto-translation : ''Okay, can be home based Chatillon, a little cold''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Espade 850 Fly - Cruise made on 12/06/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Louhans Return

    "auto-translation : ''The provision corresponds to what was planned''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Penichette 935 W A - Cruise made on 08/06/2015,
    Duration : 14 Nights (2 weeks) - Cruise : entre Chatillon en Bazois et Digoin

    "I want to do this again and bring friends with me next time"
     
    5
    - Boat : Eau-Claire 930 Fly - Cruise made on 01/05/2015,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Digoin Return

    "auto-translation : ''Good''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Penichette 1107 W A - Cruise made on 30/04/2015,
    Duration : 4 Nights (week-end) - Cruise : Digoin Return

    "auto-translation : ''Well, despite problems with the rented bikes''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Penichette 1107 W A - Cruise made on 14/05/2015,
    Duration : 4 Nights (week-end) - Cruise : Pontailler Return

    "auto-translation : ''Unusual holidays to redo''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Linssen Vlet 1030 - Cruise made on 10/08/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Pontailler Return

    "auto-translation : ''Great''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 32 - Cruise made on 23/05/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : entre Chatillon en Bazois et Coulanges

    "auto-translation : ''Very good company to stay again as soon as possible''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Espade Concept Fly - Cruise made on 13/05/2015,
    Duration : 5 Nights - Cruise : Louhans Return

    "auto-translation : ''++ I would recommend this kind of cruise''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Espade Concept Fly - Cruise made on 25/07/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chatillon en Bazois Return

    "auto-translation : ''satisfactory cruise''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Tarpon 37 - Cruise made on 01/08/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Pontailler Return

    "auto-translation : ''A remake absolutely''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Haines 40 - Cruise made on 20/04/2015,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Louhans Return

    "auto-translation : ''Very good, to remake''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 32 - Cruise made on 30/05/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : entre Pontailler et Louhans

    "auto-translation : ''A remake soon as possible''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 42 - Cruise made on 03/04/2015,
    Duration : 4 Nights (week-end) - Cruise : Chatillon en Bazois Return

    "auto-translation : ''The team of Châtillon is really on top. Troubleshooting the day of Easter.''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Tarpon 37 - Cruise made on 15/06/2015,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Digoin Return

    "auto-translation : ''Great experience that I recommend''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Tarpon 42 TP - Cruise made on 04/07/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chatillon en Bazois Return

    "auto-translation : ''Very friendly and accomodating Home''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Tarpon 42 - Cruise made on 25/04/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Coulanges Return

    "auto-translation : ''Many locks to pass on the Canal du Nivernais''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Confort 900 A - Cruise made on 20/06/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Louhans Return

    "auto-translation : ''We would like to repeat a longer stay. It's very nice to discover the rivers from another angle''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 32 - Cruise made on 06/06/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Digoin Return

    "auto-translation : ''We know for 10 years and we come back''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 37 DP - Cruise made on 18/04/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Louhans Return

    "auto-translation : ''Good organization and very comfortable boat''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Tarpon 37 - Cruise made on 29/06/2015,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Digoin Return

    "Loved experience, but the boat was a bit old. Everything worked but France needs to clear up its laws on holding tanks. Disgusting to expel waste water into canal in 2015. If it was better, the canals would be sparkling."
     
    5
    - Boat : Tarpon 37 DP - Cruise made on 16/05/2015,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Chatillon en Bazois Return

    "auto-translation : ''Nice river cruise on the Nivernais''"
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    information on local gastronomy in Burgundy Nivernais 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.
    information on the good plans of our customers in Burgundy Nivernais 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
    le village
    Note : 4 étoiles 4/5
    La Saône
    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
    good places to discover in a barge without a license in Burgundy Nivernais 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
    Poule noire
    Note : 4 étoiles 4/5
    Charité/Loire
    Restaurant de la Marine
    Note : 5 étoiles 5/5
    Baye
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