Dole - Selles and back

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Map of Doubs sailing area, Burgundy-Franche-Comté region, France

Basic information

  • Cruise length: 434 km
  • Trip duration: 14 days
  • Type of cruise: there and back
  • Number of locks: 60

Among the major towns on the Saône River worth seeing are the old Roman towns of Tournus and Chalon. From our base in Branges, you can follow the pretty Seille River through a landscape of meadows and fields to picturesque Louhans, the capital of the Bresse region, where the famous Monday poultry markets are held. Wine lovers on a tour of the legendary Burgundy wine labels might choose A cruise on the Canal du Centre among the vineyards of the Côte de Beaune producing renowned premier cru wines. Along the way, you'll see familiar appellation names like Pommard, Chasagne-Montrachet, Rully and Mercurey.

If you sail northwards along the Vosges Canal, a waterway leads you through the Vosges forests with a special natural spectacle: past birches, beeches and hornbeams, you arrive in the remarkable towns of Fontenoy-le-Château and Epinal.

From Dôle to Besançon, the Canal du Rhone au Rhin flows between sloping cliffs and wooded slopes.

An impressive 394-metre-long tunnel leads to Besançon, allowing passage under the citadel and a detour around the town. Besançon is a town full of fountains and refined houses. From the quay, there is an easy path to the citadel of the builder Vauban.

Available houseboats in the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region by comfort class: