The waterways

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Our region of Burgundy has the great advantage of a very large network of varied and well kept navigable waterways allowing all kinds of navigation at any time of year :


This pretty little river 40 Km long, a fisherman's paradise.It will take you in 8 hours as far as Louhans, the town of 157 medieval arcaded shops. Don't miss the ancient pharmacy, the museum of printing and the Monday market where you will find the famous Bresse Chickens. You can stop off at Cuisery to visit the port, the Hostellerie Bressanne, take a look at the typical farms, the needle weir at la Truchère.
The 4 locks are manually operated and work on public holidays.


A calm waterway running across the vineyards of Macon, Beaujolais, and Lyon hillsides. You can head 112 km South, as fas as Lyon, with only 2 locks to pass. On your way you can stop at Mâcon, the rock of Solutré, the Touroparc, the Museum of guilds, or the hamlet of vine. Going north, pause at Chalon sur Saône, town of art and history (St Vincent's cathedral,photography museum) ; you can try the famous "Pochouse", a bouilalabasse of freshwater fish, at Verdun sur le Doubs and admire the Burgundy hillsides. Travelling to Core via Gray will give you the opportunity to cover 300 km.


Linking the Saône and the Loire, the Central Canal does not habe very many locks.
It passes through vineyards, towns and vilages. A cruise rich in architecture, history and gastronomy.


A varied navigation on canal or river. You should cruise to Dôle and if time permits as far as the magnificent town of Besançon.
Your cruise shall be very varied thanks to the use of both rivers and canals. For this journey, the sailing requires more attention, but it will provide you with more satisfaction.


Plenty of locks to keep you fit; you will have earned a rest when you reach Dijon.