The SaôneThe Saône is a majestical river of natural beauty, unchanged by modern times. You can cruise for 230 miles from Corre in the North to
Canal du Rhône au Rhin
This canal follows the Doubs river which will take you to the town of
In Ranchot, Dampierre or St.Vit you are nice little mooring places with shopping possibilities. One of the highlights of your journey here will be to take a round trip of the city of
This is the river tributary to the Saône, smaller in size and accessible for 25 miles by boat. Passing through the region of Bresse you will notice the relative calmness of the hilly landscape and acres of fields that make for a truly relaxing break. The area invites you to stay with it’s numerous small harbours and moorings, and if you are truly lucky you may catch a glimpse of a Heron, Cormorant or Kingfisher particularly famous for this area. Nature lovers will enjoy the eloquent landscape, and those who have an interest in Fishing will find plenty of opportunities here.
You can climb with your boat until Louhans the capital of the Bresse region.
Canal du Centre
This Canal du Centre was built between 1783 - 1793, it connects the Saône with the
It was used in previous times for the coal and mining industry to connect Le Creusot with Montchanin. You will be delighted by the spectacular countryside of the Charolais and it is here you can find the ‘Famous White Cows’ raised purely for their excellent quality of beef.
After passing Paray-le-Monial with its famous basilica, which is a jewel of Burgundy Romanesque architechture, you will arrive in Digoin with its magnificent canal bridge across the
Canal de Bourgogne
The "Canal de Bourgogne" is the oldest canal in
Many people may fear travelling through so many locks but the elegant natural scenery really makes this a worth while cruise to embark on. You will also encounter the tunnel of Pouilly-en-Auxois, which can not be experienced anywhere else.
Canal de la Marne à la Saône
The canal de la Marne à la Saône allowes to join the Seine river with the Rhône by passing the highest point next to the city of