Montbard - Venarey - Pouilly-en-Auxois - Chateauneuf - Montbard

Destinations / France / Nivernais, Loire, Yonne / Montbard - Venarey - Pouilly-en-Auxois - Chateauneuf - Montbard

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

Basic information

  • Cruise length: 122 km
  • Trip duration: 7 days
  • Type of cruise: round trip
  • Number of locks: 144

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 the 3 waterways, the rocks and the 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.

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

Life around the Canal de Briare and Canal du Long flows slowly among the hills and forests.

En route you can visit the town of Rogny with its seven historic locks dating back to the time of Henry IV, the town of Briare with its remarkable canal bridge designed by Eiffel, the world-famous and France's oldest faience factory).

Don't forget to also stop at the mouth of the L'Allier River into the Loire, these are the two last "wild" rivers in Europe.

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