Plagny – Cercy la Tour

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Basic information

  • Cruise length: 110 km
  • Trip duration: 5 days
  • Type of cruise: there and back 
  • Number of locks: 22

What makes this location attractive is the proximity to Paris (about 2 hours away), the variety of roads, local artists, the beaches along the Loire (Charité sur Loire, Sr Satur, Nevers), the local cuisine, the architectural treasures of Burgundy.

At Decize, you sail a short distance along the Loire past the lush landscapes and forests of the Morvan massif into the southern Nivernais Canal.

Canal du Nivernais:

- The canal was built between 1783 and 1842, connects the Loire and Seine rivers and is often called the most beautiful of the FrenchThe most beautiful of the river routes, you sail through a peaceful landscape of pastures with herds of white Charolais cattle and alongside historic wine-growing villages.

Don't miss a visit to the town of Auxerre, with its cathedral, basilica and typical Burgundian houses with gilded bricks, and approach the town of Vézelay - the starting point of the sweatYou'll also see the impressive La Colancelle tunnels at the mouth of 16 period locks, the water sports centre of Etang de Baye, Chatillon-en-Bazois Castle 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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