River tourism and cruises in Burgundy

Sailing through Burgundy-Canal lateral de la Loire

Discover the pleasure of river tourism in Burgundy-lateral canal of the Loire aboard a boat without a license. This region offers you beautiful landscapes and great cultural interest. With a worldwide reputation for wines and their gastronomy, discover one of the most picturesque regions that can be found in France.

The Loire Valley, located in the heart of France, stands as the perfect destination to enjoy a vacation. Thanks to the natural wealth of this route and the construction of the well-known Loire Castles, this region has been declared Heritage of humanity by unesco.


Enjoy a magical experience in the land of a thousand castles, full of charming and romantic corners. Discover its vineyards, forests, grazing lands, medieval villages and Roman cities; Sancerre and its famous vineyards, the cathedral of St. Cyr and St. Julitte in Nevers, the ruins of Châtillon-sur-Loire or the Roman abbey of Paray-le-Monial.

Make a stop on your trip to taste the delicious gastronomic specialties from this region, AOC goat cheeses are accompanied with a white Sancerre wine and also with Menetou-Salon or Reuilly to the delight of all palates. For dessert, nothing like Tarte Tatin, the region's most famous dessert that is exported all over the world, or Montargis pralines.

More than 300 vineyards alternate the production of Sauvignon Blanc for whites and Pinot Noir for the exquisite reds that can be tasted in the tastings. Among the recommended visits are Beaulieu, whose gardens and houses can also be seen from the boat, Cosne cours sur Loire, Sancerre, the Briarele canal, Châtillon Sur Loire, Marseilles les Aubigny, Cours Les Barres and Nevers, where the souvenir is without doubt the porcelain and the must for photos, the ducal palace.

The Burgundy region is made up of several waterways, all of them with a unique charm for a boat cruise. The canals and rivers of Burgundy are:

  • The river Yonne
  • The Canal du Nivernais
  • The Bourgogne Canal
  • The Canal latéral à la Loire
  • The Canal de Roanne à Digoin
  • The Saône river and the Seille river (more information in the Franche Comté region.)

Main points of interest of river tourism in Burgundy- Canal lateral de Loire:

  • The tower of the Feudos and the vineyards of Sancerre
  • The great historical heritage of Decize
  • The ducal palace and the pottery of Nevers
  • The fortress of Châtillon-Coligny
  • The ruins of the castle of Châtillon-sur-Loire
    Roanne's cultural heritage and its Burgundian gastronomy
  • The castle of Palinges
  • The elegant Montargis and its castle
  • The Chablis vineyards

The Canal Lateral du Loire is ideal for beginners. Along the route you will find a multitude of places to moor.
Manual and automatic locks, with lockers.

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