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Suggested Cruises from our 4 cruiser bases in Burgundy Nivernais

One week one-way cruise from Decize or Tannay

Decize - Tannay or vice versa one-way trip

Canal du Nivernais

You really feel a part of the countryside on this cruise. Climb the little streets of Cercy-la-Tour, admire the grounds of Anizy chateau at Pannecot, the castle at Chatillon-en-Bazois, and see the pretty town and fabulous chateau at Chitry-les-Mines. Surrounded by vineyards, Tannay overlooks the River Yonne.

99km 72 locks 35hr one-way cruising time

One week one-way cruise from Tannay or Migennes

Tannay - Migennes or vice versa one-way trip

Canal du Nivernais - River Yonne

Starting from Tannay cruise to Clamecy, moor on the picturesque banks, explore the narrow winding streets and perhaps enjoy a gastronomic experience. Visit the towns of Chatel-Censoir and Mailly-le-Chateau. And then Auxerre with its magnificent cathedral and pedestrian streets at the old heart of town. Arrive in Migennes and the junction with the Canal de Bourgogne and the Yonne. A cruise where forests alternate with yellow fields of barley and wheat. The heart of France.

100km 50 locks 28hr one-way cruising time

Canal du Nivernais

One week round trip from Decize

Decize - Baye round trip

Canal du Nivernais

An alternative to the one-way trip from Decize to Tannay

144km 72 locks 30hr round trip cruising time

One week round trip from Migennes

Migennes - Joigny - Sens - Montereau round trip

River Yonne

169km 34 locks

Migennes - Ancy-le-Franc round trip

Canal de Bourgogne

106km 46 locks 29hr round trip cruising time

Migennes - Auxerre - Mailly le Chateau round trip

Canal du Nivernais

110km 54 locks

Auxerre Cathedral of Saint Etienne
Chateauneuf from the Dijon canal

Two week routes in Burgundy Nivernais

Many of the above routes can be combined. These are other possibilities:

Migennes - Tanlay - Montbard round trip

Canal de Bourgogne

206km 98 locks

Please note that hours suggested above are approximate