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Burgundy canal & Nivernais

Here are some cruising suggestions...

Week Breaks

The Tannay Cruise
Tannay - Auxerre - Tannay
(156 km - 75 locks - 38 hrs)

  • Tannay produces some fantastic wines and is reputed for its traditional wine producing methods.
  • Savor regional delights on both sides of the canal en route to Auxerre , the former capital of the region.

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip


The Decize Cruise
Decize - Baye - Decize
(144 km - 72 locks - 30 hrs)

  • Cercy-la-Tour gives stunning views over the village and valley below while Châtillon-en-Bazois is home to one of the region’s most splendid chateaux.
  • The lake at Baye provides excellent watersports facilities.

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip

The Wine Lover's Cruise
Decize - Tannay (or vice versa)
(99 km - 72 locks - 35 hrs)

  • From the charming town of Decize head to Tannay , passing some of the region’s best-loved châteaux and castles en route at Chitry les-Mines and Châtillonen-Bazois .
  • Enjoy wine tasting and shopping at Tannay before heading back to Decize .

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: one-way


The Chablis Cruise
Tannay - Migennes (or vice versa)
(100 km - 50 locks - 28 hrs)

  • A beautiful cruise on the Canal du Nivernais and the River Yonne visiting medieval Clamecy , Châtel Censoir and Auxerre.
  • Clamecy is surrounded by water and known locally as the ‘town of beautiful reflections’.
  • Wander the maze of narrow streets lined with beautiful old houses and buy delicious chocolates, spicy sausage and foie gras .

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: one-way

The Burgundy Chateaux Cruise
MigennesTanlayMigennes

(106 km - 45 locks - 29 hrs)

  • Sparkling blue waterways cut through beautiful hillside vineyards and stands of ancient beech trees, linking together like the threads of life itself.
  • You’re on the magnificent Canal de Bourgogne en route to Tanlay.
  • The châteaux loom from distant shores, vestiges of aristocratic days, and they inspire you to pull over to experience the best of canal boat vacations in France. 

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip


The Cathedral Cruise
MigennesSensJoigny - Migennes
(88 km - 20 locks - 21 hrs)

  • The River Yonne is one of the most scenic in France .
  • With sweeping expanses of lush rural countryside and very few locks to transit during your Nivernais Cathedrals Cruise boat rent.
  • It seems that most every town you pass has a mediaeval church, and the bigger locales like Sens have majestic cathedrals to visit!

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip

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