River Saône

River Saône

The perfect choices for watersports and cruising alike

The river Saône has its source in the Vosges at Vioménil, and joins the wider river Rhône at Lyon, having traveled 473 km.

Hotel barges

Grand Victoria
River Saône

Grand Victoria

6 guests

France

River Saône

From Gray to Tournus

Self-drive boats

France Passion Plaisance

France Passion Plaisance have 14 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

Haines Rive 40

Haines Rive 40

8 guests

La Peniche F

La Peniche F

12 guests

Linssen Yacht 36

Linssen Yacht 36

6 guests

Nicols 900

Nicols 900

7 guests

Tarpon 32

Tarpon 32

8 guests

Tarpon 37

Tarpon 37

10 guests

Tarpon 42

Tarpon 42

12 guests

Triton 1050

Triton 1050

8 guests

Triton 860 Fly

Triton 860 Fly

3 guests


Le Boat

Le Boat have 27 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

Calypso

Calypso

8 guests

Caprice

Caprice

6 guests

Cirrus B

Cirrus B

4 guests

Classique

Classique

8 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 3

7 guests

Horizon 4

10 guests

Horizon 5

12 guests

Magnifique

Magnifique

10 guests

Mystique

Mystique

8 guests

Royal Classique

Royal Classique

6 guests

Salsa A

10 guests

Sheba

Sheba

5 guests

Tango

Tango

6 guests

Vision 3

Vision 3

10 guests

Vision 4

Vision 4

9 guests


Nicols

Nicols have 12 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

Save 200€
N DUO

N DUO

4 guests

Save 500€
N OCTO

N OCTO

8 guests

Save 200€
N PRIMO

N PRIMO

4 guests

Save 500€
N QUATTRO B

N QUATTRO B

4 guests

Save 500€
N QUATTRO S

N QUATTRO S

6 guests

Save 500€
N SIXTO

N SIXTO

8 guests

Save 200€
N1000

N1000

8 guests

Save 200€
N1010

N1010

8 guests

Save 300€
N1100

N1100

9 guests

Save 400€
N1310

N1310

12 guests

Save 400€
N1350 B

N1350 B

10 guests

Save 200€
N900 DP

N900 DP

7 guests


Saone Bateaux

Saone Bateaux have 3 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

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BWS Cruiser 1150

BWS Cruiser 1150

6 guests

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BWS Cruiser 1250

BWS Cruiser 1250

8 guests

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Gruno 1000

Gruno 1000

6 guests


Locaboat

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

Europa 400

4 guests

Europa 600

6 guests

P1020 FB

P1020 FB

5 guests

P1106 FB

P1106 FB

7 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

P935W

P935W

5 guests


River Saône

River Saône information

We offer a variety of cruises on the river Saône, so, whether you wish to cruise for one week or two, for just a few hours per day or up to 7 hours, we are sure to have a route to suit you.

The river takes you on a beautiful journey past craggy cliffs through a rolling landscape of valleys, forests and vineyards. Quaint medieval villages and Roman towns will delight the historians, and of course, all will appreciate the fine wines and gastronomy of the region.

Fishing is a popular sport here, and the river is well stocked. Canoeing, jet skiing and snorkelling are all possible too.

Vineyards are close by and heading southwards from Dijon with the Côte de Beaune,  then the Côte de Nuits, the Côte Chalonnaise, the Mâconnaise and then arriving at the Beaujolais wineyards before arrivng at Lyon.

Places to visit near the rivers and canals

  • Fontaine de Confracourt near Pont-sur-Saône
  • Château de Talmay near Pontailler-sur-Saône
  • Beaune and the Hospices
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame de Citeaux
  • The market of Louhans
  • Chateau de Corcelles near Belleville

Heading downstream on the River Saône

  • The old streets of Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
  • Chalon-sur-Saône Nicéphore Niépce photography museum, old town and market
  • Abbaye Saint-Philibert in Tournus
  • Museum Ursulines, Maison du Bois, the arches of the Pont Saint-Laurent, and the old streets in the Saint Vincent quarter.
  • Hotel de Ville in Belleville-en-Beaujolais
  • Château de Fléchères Fareins
  • Automobile Museum of Henri-Malartre in Rochetaillée-sur-Saône
  • Highlights of Lyon
    • Montée des Chazeaux
    • Montée du Garillan
    • Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière
    • Musée des Arts de la Marionnette
    • Rue Saint-Jean
    • Place des Jacobins
    • Musée d'Histoire de Lyon
    • Place Bellecour

On the Doubs and the Canal Rhône au Rhin

  • Citadelle de Besançon and its museums, the old streets of the town centre.
  • The town of Dole, the birthplace of Louis Pasteur, the Hospice, the old streets on the river bank.

 

And restaurants along the waterways

  • Château de Vauchoux at Vauchox near Port-sur-Saône
  • La Chaumière at Dole on the River Doubs
  • L'Amaryllis at Chalon-sur-Saône
  • L'Écrin de Yohann Chapuis and Aux Terrasses in Tournus
  • Le Rasin in Pont-de-Vaux
  • Pierre in Mâcon
  • Gaulin at Mâcon
  • Georges Blanc at Vonnas near Macon (*** Michelin)
  • Restaurant Paul Bocuse, Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or near Lyon (** Michelin)
  • Auberge de l'Ile de Barbe in Lyon
  • There are 8 one star Michelin rated resturants in the city

Waterways in this region

  • The River Saône
  • The Canal des Vosges (Canal de l'Est)
  • The Canal du Rhone au Rhin
  • The Burgundy Canal (Canal de Bourgogne)
  • The Canal du Centre
  • The Canal entre Champagne et Bourgogne (Canal de la Marne à la Saône)
  • The River Seille
  • The River Rhone