le Canal de Bourgogne

Burgundy Canal

Le Canal de Bourgogne

The waterway connects l'Yonne to la Saône.

Navigation on the Burgundy Canal starts at Migennes and ends at Saint-Jean-de-Losne.

Construction began in 1775 and ended in 1832.

The Burgundy Canal is 242 kilometres long (150.37 miles) with a total of 242 kilometres of navigable waterway.

There is a total of 189 locks, with an average of 1 lock every 1.28 kilometres (0.80 miles).

The highest point on the Burgundy Canal is 378 metres (1240′ 2″ ft) above sea level and the lowest point is at 83 metres (272′ 4″ ft) above sea level.

We've divided the Burgundy Canal into the following different zones.

From Migennes to Pouilly-en-Auxois

The water draft is 1.8 metres (3′ 3″ ft) and the air draft is 3.4 metres (9′ 10″ ft).

There is a total of 113 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 Pouilly-en-Auxois to Escommes

The water draft is 1.8 metres (3′ 3″ ft) and the air draft is 3.1 metres (9′ 10″ ft).

From Escommes to Saint-Jean-de-Losne

The water draft is 1.8 metres (3′ 3″ ft) and the air draft is 3.4 metres (9′ 10″ ft).

There is a total of 76 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)

Barges cruising on this waterway

Name Itinerary Passengers
C'est La Vie Ravieres to Saint Florentin 8 View the itinerary
L'Impressionniste Fleurey to Escommes 12 View the itinerary
La Belle Epoque Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay 12 View the itinerary
Magnolia From Dijon to Escommes 6 View the itinerary
Magnolia From Dijon to Escommes 6 View the itinerary
Prosperite The Valley Ouche 8 View the itinerary
Rendez-Vous Plombieres-les -Dijon to Vandenesse-en-Auxois 6 View the itinerary
Saroche From Escommes to Gissey-sur-Ouche 6 View the itinerary
Savoir Vivre From Dijon to Escommes 8 View the itinerary

Self-drive boats cruising on this waterway

Fleet Cruise route
Locaboat The Burgundy canal View the Locaboat boats
Nicols Burgundy Canal View the Nicols boats
France Passion Plaisance River Saone View the France Passion Plaisance boats
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