Boat rentals and river cruises in Burgundy - Canal lateral à la Loire

Navigating 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 the Tarte Tatin, the most famous dessert in the region that is exported all over the world, or the pralines from Montargis.

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 way you will find a multitude of places to moor.
Manual and automatic locks, with lockers.

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The river cruise experience has been positive. The contact with nature, fishing, the landscape, the local people and the whole of a different holiday leave a good taste in the mouth. The only thing I liked less was that the canals do not have quality water for bathing. Although it can be compensated with the pools that you find on the route (for a fee).
Beatriz P.
Base: Plagny. Ship: Nicols 900. Trip made on 04/18/2010. Duration 7 days.
I recommend looking at the route beforehand to save time on vacation, I also advise the one-way trip. We liked the tour a lot but there are a large number of locks. The boat was very good and the people were very friendly during the entire journey, it is worth getting to Auxerre. In general, a very complete and recommended vacation.
Fernando V.
Base: Migennes. Ship Royal Mystique A. Trip made on 04/15/2019. Duration 7 days.
Very happy with the treatment received before and during our holidays. We had a problem with the fridge and since our French was not very good we decided to call Danfluvial in Spain, they were in charge of calling the port and they sent us a technician. Despite the bad weather, it was a unique experience with our children. We certainly want to repeat in search of the sun!
Pablo R.
Base: Briare. Boat Penichette 935 W. Trip made on 09/09/2013 Duration 7 days.