Nicols cruise map Burgundy Canal, France


Cruising the Burgundy canal is itself a trip into the history of France whilst at the same time navigating one of the best-known canals in the country.
An exceptional number of sites and monuments border the canal. The most prestigious is incontestably the Cisterian Abbey of Fontenay ( World Heritage of Historical Monuments) but you will also discover a few paces away, or a short bicycle ride, imposing Burgundy castles such as Bussy, Tanlay, Ancy le Franc, Nuits.
Prestigious world-renowned wines and Burgundy gastronomy, reputations that need not be questioned, await you at each bend of the canal. You will also discover the Nivernais canal, via Auxerre if you wish (gothic Cathedral).

From Venarey-les-Laumes

Short break, return cruise

  • Venarey-les-Laumes, Ancy le Franc and return: 82 km, 50 locks, 21 hours cruising 

Weekend break, return cruise

  • Venarey-les-Laumes, Buffon and return: 40 km, 26 locks, 10 hours cruising 

One-week return cruise

  • Venarey-les-Laumes, Tanlay and return: 124 km, 68 locks, 31 hours cruising

One-week, one- way cruise

  • Venarey-les-Laumes, Montbard, Tonnerre, St Florentin - Brienon: 108 km, 57 locks, 32 hours cruising

Two-week return cruise

  • Venarey-les-Laumes, Chateauneuf-en-Auxois and return: 98 km, 130 locks, 90 hours cruising


From Brienon

Short break, return cruise

  • Brienon, Tonnerre and return: 70 km, 32 locks, 20 hours cruising 

Weekend break, return cruise

  • Brienon, St Florentin and return: 20 km, 8 locks, 6 hours cruising
  • Brienon, Joigny and return: 36km, 10 locks, 8 hours cruising

One-week return cruise

  • Brienon, Ancy le France and return: 130 km, 62 locks, 38 hours cruising

One-week, one- way cruise

  • Brienon, St Florentin, Tonnerre, Montbard, Venarey-les-Laumes; 108 km, 57 locks, 32 hours cruising

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