Nivernais & River Yonne

Nivernais & River Yonne

Peaceful canal & river cruises

Boat and canal barges on the Nivernais Canal

The Nivernais canal built from 1783 to 1842, is one of the most beautiful in France. The waterway, linking the Canal Laterale à la Loire and the Canal du Centre with the river Yonne and Saône was initially used to transport wood from the forests of the Morvan to Paris.

Regional map for Nivernais & River Yonne, France

Nivernais & River Yonne cruise map

Hotel barges

4 hotel barge cruises

Elisabeth
Burgundy Canal

Elisabeth

6 guests

France

Burgundy Canal

Tanlay to Montbard

SAVE 20%
L'Art de Vivre
Nivernais Canal & Yonne

L'Art de Vivre

8 guests

France

Nivernais & River Yonne

Auxerre to Chevroches

Luciole
Nivernais Canal & Yonne

Luciole

12 guests

France

Nivernais & River Yonne

Classic Cruise

3-night charter
Randle
Nivernais Canal & Yonne

Randle

4 guests

France

Nivernais & River Yonne

Clamecy to Auxerre

Half-board barges

Randle
Burgundy

Randle

4 guests

France

Nivernais & River Yonne

The Canal du Nivernais

Self-drive boats

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

12 guests

P1500 FB

12 guests

P1500 R

P1500 R

12 guests

P935W

P935W

5 guests


Nicols

Nicols have 14 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

N DUO

N DUO

4 guests

N OCTO

N OCTO

8 guests

N QUATTRO

N QUATTRO

6 guests

N QUATTRO S

N QUATTRO S

6 guests

N SIXTO PRESTIGE

N SIXTO PRESTIGE

6 guests

N1000

N1000

8 guests

N1100

N1100

9 guests

N1160

N1160

10 guests

N1170

N1170

10 guests

N1310

N1310

12 guests

N1350

N1350

10 guests

N1350 B

N1350 B

10 guests

N800

N800

4 guests

N900

N900

7 guests


France Passion Plaisance

France Passion Plaisance have 10 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.


Le Boat

Le Boat have 26 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

Calypso

Calypso

8 guests

Caprice

Caprice

6 guests

Cirrus A

Cirrus A

4 guests

Cirrus B

Cirrus B

4 guests

Classique Star

Classique Star

10 guests

Clipper

Clipper

6 guests

Continentale

Continentale

6 guests

Corvette A

Corvette A

4 guests

Corvette B

Corvette B

4 guests

Countess

Countess

6 guests

Crusader

Crusader

6 guests

Elegance

Elegance

8 guests

Grand Classique

Grand Classique

12 guests

Horizon 1

4 guests

Horizon 2S

Horizon 2S

5 guests

Horizon 4

10 guests

Horizon 5

12 guests

Magnifique

Magnifique

10 guests

Royal Classique

Royal Classique

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


France Afloat

France Afloat have 9 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.


Nivernais & River Yonne

Characterised by peaceful waterways, lush meadows, charming villages and beautiful châteaux, the scenery of the Nivernais and Yonne region is exquisite.

The Nivernais Canal, built between 1783 and 1842, is one of the most beautiful in France. Linking the Canal Latéral à la Loire and the Canal du Centre with the river Yonne, it was originally used to transport wood to Paris. A series of 16 locks and three tunnels at La Collancelle make this a unique journey.

The northern reaches of the Canal pass through forests, medieval towns, such as the cathedral town of Auxerre, and delightful sleepy villages such as Cravant, which is seemingly untouched by the 21st century.

The river Yonne flows northwards and is one of the main tributaries of the River Seine. The source of the Yonne is near Chateau Chinon, in the Morvan region on the "Mont Préneley" 738 metres above sea level. Once a busy river and floating logs to supply the wood industries.

The river has a slack water lock system and allows access to the Canal du Nivernais, the Canal du Bourgogne and the River Seine.