Cruise France in Burgundy and Vosges

Burgundy East - The Very Heart of France

Central France boat bases and routes

Burgundy is considered to be France’s richest region - for its wealth, culture, history and gastronomy.

In the region of Burgundy Vosges Franche-Comte, cruising along the River Saone will reward you with views of chateaux and typical Burgundy farmhouses with their coloured tiled roofs.

Charming riverside villages typify the relaxed attitude to life in this region.

The beautiful Canal de Bourgogne leads to the stunning city of Dijon, through rolling hills and many famous wine producing areas, with attractive canalside towns and villages.

Canal de la Marne au Rhin
View of Tournus a beautiful village

Between Dijon and Tournus on the west bank of the Saone lie the vineyards of Burgundy, home to many of the world’s finest wines such as Pommard and Nuit St Georges. Although the region is a gastronomic paradise, there is no need to be an expert - Burgundy has a dish or wine to suit every palate.

A cruise from St-Jean-de-Losne towards the north takes you through tranquil open countryside of Franche-Comte to the tree lined slopes and flower adorned villages of the Vosges and Fontenoy-le-Chateau.

The majestic Saone river will take you to the south; and a choice of interesting places to visit including Chalons and Tournus.

Alternatively venture along the River Dole to Besancon arriving via a tunnel under its fortress.