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

From Gray to Tournus

Self-drive boats

Locaboat

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

18% off

Europa 400

4 guests

18% off

Europa 600

6 guests

18% off
18% off
P1020 FB self-drive

P1020 FB

5 guests

18% off
P1106 FB self-drive

P1106 FB

7 guests

18% off
P1107W self-drive

P1107W

7 guests

18% off
P1120R self-drive

P1120R

6 guests

18% off
P1165 FB self-drive

P1165 FB

7 guests

18% off
P1180 FB self-drive

P1180 FB

7 guests

18% off
P1260R self-drive

P1260R

10 guests

18% off

P1400 FB

10 guests

18% off

P1500 FB

12 guests

18% off
P935W self-drive

P935W

5 guests

18% off

Nicols

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

N DUO self-drive

N DUO

4 guests

N OCTO self-drive

N OCTO

8 guests

N PRIMO self-drive

N PRIMO

4 guests

N QUATTRO B self-drive

N QUATTRO B

4 guests

N QUATTRO S self-drive

N QUATTRO S

6 guests

N SIXTO self-drive

N SIXTO

8 guests

N1000 self-drive

N1000

8 guests

N1010 self-drive

N1010

8 guests

N1100 self-drive

N1100

9 guests

N1310 self-drive

N1310

12 guests

N1350 B self-drive

N1350 B

10 guests

N900 DP self-drive

N900 DP

7 guests


Le Boat

Le Boat have 28 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

Calypso self-drive

Calypso

8 guests

15% off!
Caprice self-drive

Caprice

6 guests

Cirrus B self-drive

Cirrus B

4 guests

Save 15%
Classique self-drive

Classique

8 guests

Classique Star self-drive

Classique Star

10 guests

15% off!
Clipper self-drive

Clipper

6 guests

Continentale self-drive

Continentale

6 guests

Corvette A self-drive

Corvette A

4 guests

Corvette B self-drive

Corvette B

4 guests

Countess self-drive

Countess

6 guests

15% off!
Crusader self-drive

Crusader

6 guests

15% off!
Elegance self-drive

Elegance

6 guests

Grand Classique self-drive

Grand Classique

12 guests

Horizon 1

5 guests

Horizon 2S self-drive

Horizon 2S

5 guests

Horizon 3

7 guests

Horizon 4

9 guests

Horizon 5

12 guests

Save 15%
Magnifique self-drive

Magnifique

10 guests

Mystique self-drive

Mystique

8 guests

Royal Classique self-drive

Royal Classique

6 guests

Royal Mystique B self-drive

Royal Mystique B

6 guests

Salsa A

10 guests

Sheba self-drive

Sheba

5 guests

Tango self-drive

Tango

6 guests

Vision 3 self-drive

Vision 3

10 guests

Vision 4 self-drive

Vision 4

9 guests


France Passion Plaisance

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

Haines Rive 40 self-drive

Haines Rive 40

8 guests

La Peniche F self-drive

La Peniche F

12 guests

Linssen Yacht 36 self-drive

Linssen Yacht 36

6 guests

Nicols 900 self-drive

Nicols 900

7 guests

Tarpon 32 self-drive

Tarpon 32

8 guests

Tarpon 37 self-drive

Tarpon 37

10 guests

Tarpon 42 self-drive

Tarpon 42

12 guests

Triton 1050 self-drive

Triton 1050

8 guests

Triton 860 Fly self-drive

Triton 860 Fly

3 guests


Saone Bateaux

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

BWS Cruiser 1150 self-drive

BWS Cruiser 1150

6 guests

BWS Cruiser 1250 self-drive

BWS Cruiser 1250

8 guests

Gruno 1000 self-drive

Gruno 1000

6 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
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