Nicols cruise map Nivernais & the Loire Valley, France

From Plagny: 

Land of woods and forests dotted with charming villages, the Loire Valley is an ideal rendezvous for a first inland waterway cruise: Punctuated with remarkable sites such as curiously formed Gréau rocks, or past souvenirs- fortified Moret-sur-Loing, the 7 locks at Rogny constructed under the realm of Henry IV, the Briare canal bridge designed by Eiffel. Not to neglect the walks among the Morvan hills, or maybe wine tasting in the famous region of Sancerre and Pouilly.

Short break, return cruise

  • Plagny, Cercy-la-Tour and return: 102 km, 22 locks, 25 hours cruising

Weekend break, return cruise

  • Plagny, Decize and return: 66 km, 10 locks, 14 hours cruising

One-week return cruise

  • Plagny, Chatillon en Bazois and return; 176 km, 54 locks, 48 hours cruising

Three-week cruise

  • The whole central loop: 436 km, 174 locks, 98 hours cruising


From Brienon:

On the boarders of the Haut-Nivernais and la Bourgogne, villages perched on the rocky hillsides such as Mailly le Chateau dating back to the Medieval ages will captivate you, and for those who enjoy the sports of rock climbing and fishing, there are plenty of opportunities to be explored.

Short break, return cruise

  • Brienon, Villeneuve-sur-Yonne and return: 74 km, 16 locks, 16 hours cruising 
  • Brienon, Auxerre and return: 64 km, 22 locks, 15 hours cruising

One-week return cruise

  • Brienon, Sens and return; 106 km, 22 locks, 23 hours cruising
  • Brienon, Mailly le Chateau and return; 154kms, 68 locks, 37 hours cruising

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