Dompierre - Digoin - Paray-le-Monial - Roanne and back

Destinations / France / Nivernais, Loire, Yonne / Dompierre - Digoin - Paray-le-Monial - Roanne and back

Nivernais, Loire, Yonne, France, navigation area, map

Basic information

  • Cruise length: 189 km
  • Trip duration: days
  • Type of cruise: there and back 
  • Number of locks: 38

From Dompierre to Digoin, sail past castles, abbeys and medieval villages, and take the Digoin aqueduct to the 18th-century Canal du Centre, which connects Chalon-sur-Saone and Roanne.The Canal de Roanne and Digoin take a very quiet stretch to Roanne, a town famous for its porcelain, faience and excellent gastronomy. In Decize, the Canal lateral meets the Loire again and offers great opportunities for swimming in the river, from Decize it is possible to continue along the Nivernais Canal or to Nevers.

Decize, situated on an "island" in the middle of the Loire, is an excellent place to start or end your holiday, withOr take a boat to the famous Romanesque basilica of Paray-le-Monial via Digoin, famous for its pottery and excellent fishing grounds.

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