Joigny - Auxerre - Vermenton - Châtel-Censoir and back

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

Basic information

  • Cruise length: 154 km
  • Trip duration: days
  • Type of cruise: there and back 
  • Number of locks: 68

You are on the border between Nivernais and Burgundy. The proximity to Paris (about 2.5 hours) makes this location attractive. Numerous historic villages and towns, the coves of 3 waterways, rocks and woods attract you to stop. Don't miss the beauty of ancient Auxerre or Mailly-le-Chateau with its interesting rock outcrop. There are opportunities for fishing and climbing on the walls of the Saussois.

Canal du Nivernais:

- Built between 1783 and 1842, the canal connects the Loire and Seine rivers and is often called the most beautiful of French river routes.

You can sail from Brienon, from Joyne or from Corbigny southwards towards the Loire: a peaceful region of pastures with herds of white Charolais cattle and alongside historic wine-growing villages (e.g. Irancy).

Visit historic Joigny with its renowned gastronomy on the Yonne river.

Don't miss a visit to Auxerre with its cathedral, basilica and typical Burgundian houses with gildedbrick, approach the town of Vézelay, the starting point of the Compostella coaches, as you continue toAs you cruise south, you'll also see the impressive La Colancelle tunnels at the mouth of 16 period locks, the water sports centre of Etang de Baye, the chateau of Chatillon-en-Bazois and medieval Decize surrounded by the Loire.

The landscape and architecture of the Nivernais region are as inviting as the bottle of Chablis served with quail.

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