la Saône

The Saône

La Saône

The source is Vioménil and the mouth is Rhône.

Navigation on the Saône starts at Corre and ends at Lyon.

The Saône is 473 kilometres long (293.91 miles) with a total of 368 kilometres of navigable waterway.

There is a total of 25 locks, with an average of 1 lock every 14.72 kilometres (9.15 miles).

The highest point on the Saône is 392 metres (1286′ 1″ ft) above sea level and the lowest point is at 198 metres (649′ 7″ ft) above sea level.

We've divided the Saône into the following different sections.

From Corre to Saint-Symphorien-sur-Saône

The water draft is 1.8 metres (3′ 3″ ft) and the air draft is 3.5 metres (9′ 10″ ft).

There is a total of 20 locks in this section.

General lock size

There are "Freycinet" lock types.
Lock length 39 metres (127′ 11″ ft)
Lock width 5.2 metres (16′ 5″ ft)

From Saint-Symphorien-sur-Saône to Lyon

The water draft is 3.5 metres (9′ 10″ ft) and the air draft is 4.9 metres (13′ 1″ ft).

There is a total of 5 locks in this section.

General lock size

There are "Large" lock types.
Lock length 180 metres (590′ 7″ ft)
Lock width 11.4 metres (36′ 1″ ft)

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Barges cruising on this waterway

Name Itinerary Passengers
Grand Victoria From Gray to Tournus 6 View the itinerary
La Vie en Rose Saint Julien-sur-Dheune to Seurre 6 View the itinerary
Finesse From St Julien-sur-Dheune to St Jean-de-Losne 8 View the itinerary

Self-drive boats cruising on this waterway

Fleet Cruise route
Locaboat Rivers Saône & Doubs View the Locaboat boats
Nicols Saone View the Nicols boats
France Passion Plaisance River Saone View the France Passion Plaisance boats
Le Boat Burgundy, Franche-Comte, Vosges View the Le Boat boats

More details about The River Saône region