Brienon — Sens and back

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Brienon, Central Burgundy, France, cruising area map
Brienon, Central Burgundy, France, cruising area map

Basic information

  • Cruise length: 150 km
  • Trip duration: 7 days
  • Type of cruise: there and back
  • Number of locks: 26

What makes this location attractive is its proximity to Paris (about 2.5 hours away), the variety of roads, local artists, local cuisine, and the architectural treasures of Burgundy.

A cruise through the Yonne River valley on the Canal du Nivernais takes you through a rural landscape. At every bend in the river, every lock offers a view from which the tower of a Romanesque church points unexpectedly skywards.

Don't miss historic Joigny with its renowned gastronomy, a cruise through the wide and winding valleym river with its vineyards and wooded hills, visit Villeneuve-sur-Yonne with its fortified gates and half-timbered houses, and St. Etienne in Sens.