Dompierre - Decize - Châtillon-en-Bazois - Clamecy - Auxerre - Joigny

Destinations / France / Nivernais, Loire, Yonne / Dompierre - Decize - Châtillon-en-Bazois - Clamecy - Auxerre - Joigny

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Basic information

  • Cruise length: 260 km
  • Trip duration: 14 days
  • Type of cruise: one-way route
  • Number of locks: 129

From Auxerre, the Canal du Nivernais leads through unspoilt countryside to the beautiful medieval craft town of Clamecy, where 'fighting' rowing tournaments are held in the summer. Don't forget to indulge in a 'Grand Cru' tasting experience in nearby Chablis or go fishing in Prégilbert. Châtel Censoir is the start of a wide stretch of the canal and south of the old commercial port town of Tannay you will discover the picturesque châteaux of Chitry-les-Mines and Châtillon-en-Bazois. At Baye, the highest point of the canal, enjoy water sports, walks and impressive aqueducts. Don't miss the incredible views from the medieval village of Cercy-la-Tour, perched on a hilltop. Anywhere along the way, sample wines from local vineyards in Irancy and indulge in a gourmet experience at renowned restaurants.

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