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The Canal Du Centre

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Bases at Dompierre-sur-Besbre and St. Leger sur Dheune

Lining the canal banks are chateaux, abbeys and mediaeval villages.
The Canal du Centre was built in the 18th century to link Roanne to Chalon-sur-Saône.
Cruising the Canal du Centre you pass through some of the most renowned vineyards of the Côte Chalonnaise.
Along the twisting valley of the Dheune sparkle the varnished tile roofs of charming villages.
At the foot of the Côte Chalonnaise are world-famous wine-producing villages: Mercurey, Santenay with its 13th-century church of St Jean de Naroise standing amid the vines, Montrachet, synonymous with fine whites, and Rully with its 12th-century castle.

One-week cruises from Dompierre-sur-Besbre

  • Dompierre, Digoin, Paray le Monial, Roanne and RETURN
    189 km; 38 locks; 4hr45 cruising per day

One-week cruises from St Leger sur Dheune

  • St Leger, Monceau-les-Mines, Paray le Monial and RETURN
    138 km; 82 locks; 5hr15 cruising per day

Locaboat rental boats for the Canal du Centre

Locaboat have 12 self-drive boats available in this region

P1120R

P1120R

6 guests

P1106 FB

P1106 FB

7 guests

P1020 FB

P1020 FB

5 guests

P1107W

P1107W

7 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

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