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Burgundy Saône

Here are some cruising suggestions : 

Week-end
- Louhans , La  TruchèreLouhans  
76 km, 6 locks, 12 hours
- Montreux Château , Montbéliard , Montreux Château
40 km, 22 locks, 10 hours

Mini week
- Pontailler   sur   Saône  -  Savoyeux  -  Pontailler   sur   Saône
124 km - 8 locks - 15 hours
- Louhans, Mâcon, Tournus,  Châlon   sur   SaôneLouhans
196 km, 10 locks, 21 hours
- Montreux   Château , Montbéliard , L'Isle sur le Doubs , Clerval , Montreux Château
116 km, 58 locks, 21 hours

One week
- Pontailler sur Saône - Dijon -  Pontailler   sur   Saône  
130 km - 48 locks - 24 hours
- Pontailler   sur   Saône  -  Scey   sur   Saône  -  Pontailler   sur   Saône  
206 km - 24 locks - 30 hours

- Pontailler sur Saône - La Truchère  - one way  

146 km - 6 locks - 24 hours 

- LouhansChâlon‐sur‐SaôneSantenay , Saint  Léger   sur   DheuneLouhans  
22 km, 42 locks, 35 hours

- LouhansPontailler   sur   Saône   - one way 
172 km, 9 locks, 18 hours 

- LouhansChagnyPontailler   sur   Saône   - one way 
213 km, 33 locks, 31 hours 
- Montreux Château, Montbéliard, L'ISle sur le Doubs , Baumes les Dames, Deluz , Besançon , Montreux Château
222 km, 94 locks, 39 hours

Two weeks
- Pontailler   sur   Saône  -  Louhans  -  Pontailler   sur   Saône  
366 km - 28 locks - 50 hours

- LouhansDigoinLouhans  
384 km, 132 locks, 69 hours
-  Montreux Château, Montbéliard, L'ISle sur le Doubs,  Baumes  les Dames,  DeluzBesançon , Thoraise , Dole,  Montreux   Château
330 km, 128 locks, 61 hours

  • Pontailler sur Saône

Located at the confluence of the Saone , the Marne-Saône Canal, the rivers Albane , Bèze , Vingennae and Ognon , and based at the foot of the Mount ArdouxPontailler sur Saône  offers spectacular views and is perfect for fishermen. 
 Ognon is an ideal place to take a small canoeing trip. This city, which is found between the Burgundy and the Franche Comté , is also one of the best places to enjoying bathing in the river. 
The water is of good quality and during the summertime the beach is patrolled by lifeguards. A true delight for lovers of nature, or those who enjoy peace and quiet. 

To see:  fishing house, arts house, the farm in the forest (tastings), the fortified village of  Pesmes , the forest of Châlonnais (2nd hunting area in France, Gallic vestiges, resurgences), the Mount  Ardoux , local markets with local product.
To taste:  pôchouse (fresh water fish bouillabaisse), spotted ham, Dijon mustard.
To know:  In  Maxilly  on the  Saone , a professional fisherman gives lessons on fly fishing, fishing with catfish, etc… He is one of the last professional fishermen to supply a restaurant with his catches.
Most Important:  village and caves of  Bèzes , with remains of  Bèze  and galleries of craftsmen. 

  • Louhans

The Seille River, a tributary of the River Saône , is a superb river which runs through the Bresse Bourguignonne area, famous for its chickens " poulets de Bresse ". There you can discover the quiet charms of its wetlands and its half-timbered houses. From Louhans , you can cruise through a wildlife reserve created in 1980 and its mosaic of different natural environments like marshy ponds, peat bogs and dunes covered with lichens and moss.  Louhans is a vibrant and picturesque city, its main street lined with 157 arcades and frontages from the 16th century. Every Monday it hosts the famous farmers market. You can also reach the River Saône , and then the Santenay or Mâcon vineyards. 

To see: Cuisery , village of the book, The center EDE , The vineyards of Mâconnais
To Taste: Chickens of Bresse , frogs.
To know:  The Seille : A network of ponds, dunes and peat bogs britant a large number of migratory birds, among which of the threatened species and rare botanical species.
Most important : The architecture of bressanes farms.

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Peniche P

4 stars 5 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
2 Cabins lounge cabin 14. 97 m x 4. 49 m 1 double cabin choice between two single berths or one double berth Lounge1 table and 7 chairs Sanitary equipment 3 showers / 3 washbasins / 3 WCs 1 steering position Minimum height in the lounge : 2. 05m and in the cabins : 2. 03m....
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Tarpon 37 Duo Prestige

4 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
2 Cabins lounge cabin Up to 4/6 peoples Rear cabin: choice between two single berths or one double berth Forward cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers ( outdoor shower : Germany, Burgundy and some boats on the Canal du Midi) / two...
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Tarpon 42 Trio Prestige

4 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Very comfortable self-drive boat for a French canal holiday. 3 cabins lounge cabin Two rear cabins: choice between two single berths or one double berth Forward cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: three showers / three washbasins / three...
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Tarpon 49 Quattro Prestige

4 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Boats of a great comfort. Up to 8/10 ( 2) peoples Four double bed cabins each with shower and WC One crew cabin with separate entry in the peak of the boat with two single berths, one washbasin, one WC Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: 4 showers / 5...
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Linssen Yacht 36

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Boats with a recent conception and comfort equipment. Up to 6 peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Forward cabin: two single berths Rear cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to one double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers / two washbasins / two WCs (one in...
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Rive 40

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
3 double cabins. 2 steering positions: inside and outside. Ideal boat for 3 couples or 2 couples with children. Maximum capacity and size Up to 8 peoples 4 double beds (3 could be single beds) Prices 2018 for one week One week in 2018 Prices...
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Tarpon 32

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
2 Cabins lounge cabin Up to 4/6 ( 2) peoples Forward cabin: one double berth one child bunk Rear cabin: one double berth one child bunk Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers / two washbasins / two WCs 9,10 m x 3,75 m - 2 steering...
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Tarpon 37

3 stars 7 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 7/9 people in 3 cabins Forward cabin: one double berth one single berth Rear cabin portside: one double berth with one raised child bunk (on certain models) Rear cabin starboard side: two single bunk beds Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary...
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Tarpon 37 Duo

3 stars 5 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Boats with a recent conception and comfort equipment. 2 Cabins : Front cabin : 1 double berth 1 single berth. Back cabin : 1 double berth. Lounge cabin : 1 bench non convertible, possibility to use it as a child bed. Sanitary equipment : 2 showers / 2 sinks / 2 WC (1 outside the...
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Tarpon 42

3 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 12 peoples 4 Cabins lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth 1 raised single berth Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin portside: 1 single berth, 2 bunk beds Rear cabin starboard side: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two...
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Tarpon 42 A

3 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 12 peoples 4 cabins and lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth 1 raised single berth Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin portside: 1 single berth, 2 bunk beds Rear cabin starboard side: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two...
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Espade Concept Fly

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 6/8 ( 1) peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin: one double berth one single one raised child bunk Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth one raised bunk Sanitary equipment: one shower / three washbasins / one WC 11,50 m x...
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Linssen Vlet 1030

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Comfortable boats which are typical of fluvial tourism and giving the best price/life on board. Up to 8 peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Forward cabin : two single berths Rear cabin : one double berth Lounge : 2 seats convertible to 2 double berths one folding bunk Sanitary equipment : one...
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Nicols 900

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths 3 Temporary Berths
Boats with a recent conception and comfort equipment. Up to 7 peoples 2 Cabins and lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth Rear cabin: one double berth one child bunk Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers / two washbasins / two...
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Triton 1050

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Comfortable boats which are typical of fluvial tourism and giving the best price/life on board. Up to 8 peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Middle cabin: one double berth Forward cabin: one double berth one single berth Gangway: one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to...
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Triton 860 Fly

2 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Comfortable boat which is typical of fluvial tourism and giving the best price/life on board. This boat has the double steering. Up to 5 peoples 1 Cabin and lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary...
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Eau Claire 1130

1 stars 6 Permanent Berths 3 Temporary Berths
Up to 9 peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin: one double berth one single berth Gangway: one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth one raised single bunk Sanitary equipment: one shower / three washbasins / one WC...
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Espade 1230 Handy

1 stars 5 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
2 Cabins lounge cabin Middle cabin: 2 single berths with gallows, anti bedsore mattresses with two height positions Rear cabin: one double berth Lounge: one folding single berth possibility to sleep one child on the seat Sanitary equipment: one shower accessible in wheelchair / one washbasin /...
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Espade 850 Fly

1 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 4 peoples 1 cabin : Rear cabin : one double berth Lounge : seat convertible to a double berth one folding single berth Sanitary equipment : one shower / one washbasin / one WC Lenght : 8,50 m Beam : 3,20 m Minimum Height : - in the lounge cabin : 1,90 m Steering wheels :...
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Penichette 1107 W

1 stars 5 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Comfortable boats which are typical of fluvial tourism and giving the best price/life on board. Up to 7 peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Middle cabin: one double berth one single berth Forward cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary...
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Penichette 935 W

1 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
1 Cabin & lounge cabin Lounge: seat convertible to double berth. Fitted kitchen. 
 Sanitary equipment: 1 shower / 1 washbasin / 1 WC. Minimum height in the lounge = 2,05 m, and in the cabins = 1,85 m Steeringwheels: inside and outside Inside equipment complete boat...
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Riviera 1130

1 stars 7 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 9 peoples 3 Cabins lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth and one single raised berth Middle cabin: two single berths Rear cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers / two washbasins / two WCs (one...
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Riviera 750

1 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 2 ( 2) peoples 1 Cabin lounge cabin Front cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: one shower / one washbasin / one WC 7,50 m x 2,50 m Minimum height in the lounge : 1. 80 m and in the cabin : 1. 70m Steering wheels...

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