Burgundy Canal

Burgundy Canal

History, vines and cuisine

The Burgundy Canal

Famed for its history, wines and traditional cuisine, this is one of France's most visited canals.

Hotel barges

9 hotel barge cruises

Last 5 dates!
C'est La Vie
Burgundy & Loire

C'est La Vie

8 guests

Ravieres to Saint Florentin

Elisabeth
Burgundy Canal

Elisabeth

6 guests

Tanlay to Montbard

Special Offers
L'Impressionniste
Burgundy Canal

L'Impressionniste

12 guests

Fleurey to Escommes

Special Offers
La Belle Epoque
Burgundy Canal

La Belle Epoque

12 guests

Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay

Last 4 dates!
Magnolia
Burgundy Canal

Magnolia

6 guests

From Dijon to Escommes

Last dates!
Prosperite
Burgundy Canal

Prosperite

8 guests

The Valley Ouche

Rendez-Vous
Burgundy Canal

Rendez-Vous

6 guests

Plombieres-les -Dijon to Vandenesse-en-Auxois

Saroche
Burgundy & Alsace

Saroche

6 guests

From Escommes to Gissey-sur-Ouche

Savoir Vivre
Burgundy Canal

Savoir Vivre

8 guests

From Dijon to Escommes

Half-board barges

2 half-board cruises

Elisabeth

Elisabeth

6 guests

Montbard to Tonnerre

Last 4 dates!
Magnolia
Burgundy

Magnolia

6 guests

From Dijon to Escommes

Self-drive boats

Le Boat

Le Boat have 25 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

Calypso

Calypso

8 guests

Caprice

Caprice

6 guests

Clipper

Clipper

6 guests

Continentale

Continentale

6 guests

Corvette A

Corvette A

4 guests

Countess

Countess

6 guests

Crusader

Crusader

6 guests

Elegance

Elegance

6 guests

Grand Classique

Grand Classique

12 guests

Horizon 1

4 guests

Horizon 2S

Horizon 2S

5 guests

Horizon 3

7 guests

Horizon 4

9 guests

Horizon 5

12 guests

Magnifique

Magnifique

10 guests

Mystique

Mystique

8 guests

Royal Classique

Royal Classique

6 guests

Royal Mystique B

Royal Mystique B

6 guests

Salsa A

10 guests

Salsa B

Salsa B

12 guests

Sheba

Sheba

5 guests

Tango

Tango

6 guests

Vision 3

Vision 3

10 guests

Vision 4

Vision 4

9 guests


Locaboat

Locaboat have 13 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

Europa 400

4 guests

P1020 FB

P1020 FB

5 guests

P1107W

P1107W

7 guests

P1120R

P1120R

6 guests

P1165 FB

P1165 FB

7 guests

P1180 FB

P1180 FB

7 guests

P1260R

P1260R

10 guests

P1400 FB

10 guests

P1500 FB

12 guests

P1500 R

P1500 R

12 guests

P935W

P935W

5 guests


Nicols

Nicols have 13 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

N DUO

N DUO

4 guests

N OCTO

N OCTO

8 guests

N PRIMO

N PRIMO

4 guests

N QUATTRO B

N QUATTRO B

4 guests

N QUATTRO S

N QUATTRO S

6 guests

N SIXTO

N SIXTO

8 guests

N1000

N1000

8 guests

N1010

N1010

8 guests

N1100

N1100

9 guests

N1160N

N1160N

10 guests

N1310

N1310

12 guests

N1350 B

N1350 B

10 guests

N900 DP

N900 DP

7 guests


Burgundy Canal

Burgundy Canal information

Plans for a canal to link the rivers Yonne and Saone were initially drawn-up in the 17th century. The resulting Burgundy Canal was finally opened on December 14th 1808. Still, it was not until towards the end of the 19th century that the canal, as we know it today, was finally completed.

Bordering the canal, you will witness a multitude of sites and monuments, including the Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay, and the imposing châteaux of Bussy, Tanlay, and Ancy le Franc. There are miles of towpaths along which you can walk or cycle or you can explore the tiny villages and towns, which border the canal.

The regional capital, Dijon, as well as the town of Montbard, is simple to travel to with the impressive high-speed train services (TGV) to and from Paris and other destinations.

In the north of Burgundy, you'll have the magnificent vineyards of Chablis with their Chardonnay whites and the Irancy red wines. In the south of Burgundy, there are the UNESCO "Climats" of the Cote de Nuit, the Cote de Beaune ready to explore and appreciate.

The Burgundy Canal is a tranquil destination, with the north and south sloping parts of the canal having their character, the canal is well worth cruising and visiting more than once.

More information about the Burgundy Canal

The canal connects to the River Yonne and the River Saône.

Must places to visit whilst you're here

  • Abbaye de Cîteaux
  • Abbaye de Fontenay
  • Abbaye de La Bussière
  • Chateaux Ancy-le-Franc
  • Chateaux Bussy-Rabutin
  • Château du Clos de Vougeot
  • Château de La Rochepot
  • Chateau de Mersault
  • Château Sully
  • Château Tanlay
  • Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
  • Forges de Buffon
  • Fosse Dionne
  • Vézelay Abbey

Towns and villages

  • Chablis
  • Flavigny-sur-Ozerain
  • Noyers-sur-serin
  • Nuits-Saint-Georges
  • Semur-en-Auxois

Other Places

  • The source of the River Seine
  • Époisses and the cheese

Whilst in Dijon

  • Dijon market and market hall
  • The Museum of Art
  • The Ducal Palace
  • Church Notre-Dame
  • Shopping in the Rue de la Liberté
  • The old streets

Whilst near Beaune

  • Les Hospices de Beaune
  • Marche aux Vins
  • The market hall
  • The old Ducal Palace
  • Château Savigny les Beaunes
  • Pommard
  • Volnay