The Yonne


The source is at Glux-en-Glenne and the mouth is the Seine.

Navigation on the Yonne starts at Auxerre and ends at Montereau-Fault-Yonne.

The Yonne is 292 kilometres long (181.44 miles) with a total of 108 kilometres of navigable waterway.

There is a total of 26 locks, with an average of 1 lock every 4.15 kilometres (2.58 miles).

The highest point on the Yonne is 738 metres (2421′ 3″ ft) above sea level and the lowest point is at 55 metres (180′ 5″ ft) above sea level.

From Auxerre to Montereau-Fault-Yonne

The water draft is 1.8 metres (3′ 3″ ft) and the air draft is 4.2 metres (13′ 1″ ft).

Auxerre to Laroche-Saint-Cydroine

There are 9 "Large" locks
Lock length 93 metres (305′ 1″ ft)
Lock width 8.3 metres (26′ 3″ ft)

Laroche-Saint-Cydroine to Chaumont

There are 14 "Large" locks
Lock length 96 metres (314′ 12″ ft)
Lock width 8.3 metres (26′ 3″ ft)

Chaumont to Montereau-Fault-Yonne

There are 3 "Large" locks
Lock length 96 metres (314′ 12″ ft)
Lock width 10.2 metres (32′ 10″ ft)

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Barges cruising on this waterway

Name Itinerary Passengers
Luciole Classic Cruise 12 View the itinerary
L'Art de Vivre Auxerre to Chevroches 8 View the itinerary
Luciole Girlfriends Getaway 12 View the itinerary
Luciole Adventure Charter 12 View the itinerary

Self-drive boats cruising on this waterway

Fleet Cruise route
France Afloat The Nivernais Canal View the France Afloat boats
Locaboat The Burgundy canal View the Locaboat boats
Locaboat The Nivernais canal & River Yonne View the Locaboat boats
Le Boat Nivernais View the Le Boat boats
France Passion Plaisance Canal du Nivernais View the France Passion Plaisance boats

More details about The Nivernais & River Yonne region