River tourism and cruises in Burgundy Nivernais Yonne

Discover the pleasure of river tourism in Burgundy- Nivernais on boats without a license. This river route will allow you to discover cities and places of great interest such as Auxerre, Sens or Clamecy. 

A paradise for river tourism, Burgundy has the most important network of inland waterways in France.

Travel the famous Burgundy Canal through the canals of a structure that was built in the 18th century and that connects the yonne river with the river Saône. Take a millenary route to the south-east discovering the charming valley of the Armançon river, the castles of the Tonnerre region, the abbeys and the vineyards. 

Burgundy is one of the most picturesque regions that can be found in France.
With a worldwide reputation for wines and their gastronomy, discover the art of good living on our boats without a license.
At the heart of a superb inland waterway network, visit this region of France. It is an ideal destination for lovers of wine tourism. Visit the Burgundy vineyards the best known in the world as Chablis for example.

An exceptional number of notable historical sites and monuments line the canal. Visit Migennes and sail to Brienon-sur-Armançon, with its recently built grain silos that allow the loading of barges and trains. Continue to St florentin with its aqueduct over the river and the Armance church with its impressive view of the lower city. An ideal destination to discover small towns among vineyards without giving up the possibility of practicing other leisure and sport activities.

With a great diversity of landscapes, the Burgundy Nivernais-Yonne canal is one of the most beautiful in France, allowing you to discover its medieval cities and its important vineyards. This area is listed as the third wine region most important in France.

The wines, among the most prestigious in the world, as well as the renowned Burgundian gastronomy await you at every turn of the canal. Discover the exquisite gastronomy of the city: its veal, its great variety of cheeses and the famous Burgundy snails.

From the Burgundy canal you can also sail towards the Yonne river and the Nivernais to continue discovering beautiful landscapes and numerous medieval villages and historical cities such as Auxerre or Mailly-le-Château

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-Nivernais:

  • St. Stephen's Cathedral, in Sens
  • The castle of the Gondi, in Joigny
  • Auxerre with its historical heritage and green spaces
  • The medieval city of Clamecy and its porcelain from Colas
  • Tannay and its vineyards
  • The ponds of Baye and its water sports
  • Riding on Corbigny
  • Chatillon in Bazois and the castle gardens
  • The street market of Decize
  • Yonne Wine Tourist Route: various circuits around Chablis, Auxerre, Vézelay, Tonnerre and Joigny.

Main cities and towns to visit in the Nivernais Yonne:

  • Tanlay: Charming and quaint old-style town.
  • Tonnerre: On the edge of the Armançon river and the Burgundy canal, Tonnerre has the charms of a very old city.
  • Saint-Florentin: A city of great beauty surrounded by forests.
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