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Other Bases in Burgundy - Loire & Nivernais :
Briare - Dompierre sur Besbre - Joigny - Montbard

Corbigny Base Details

STARTING OUT FORMALITIES :
Departure Days from 2:pm. 

BOARDING :
from 3 pm to 6 pm (according to preparing the boats)

LOCKS:
On the Canal du Nivernais and Canal latéral à la Loire there are lock keeper at most of the locks, generally manual. Daily 9-12am and 1-7pm. Closed on 01.05 and 14.07. Chaperoning for the boats at the locks : from March to June and in September and October.

Linking the Yonne to the Saone, the Canal de Bourgogne, started in 1775 and finished in 1834, takes you by ways sometimes secret, sometimes spectacular, to the heart of the Renaissance. At that period the Duchy of Burgundy vied in magnificence with the Kingdom of France. Here, with ancient poplar trees, their leaves shimmering and atremble, and buildings ranging from abbeys to fortified farmhouses, the works of man and nature celebrate their triumphant union. Tie up close to the superb aqueduct at St Florentin and climb up to its church to admire the magnificent stained glass.

At Tonnerre, the Fosse Dionne pool surrounded by ancient houses, still provides a water supply to the town. Magnificent and splendidlyfurnished Renaissance chateaux such as Tanlay and Ancy-le-Franc punctuate your cruise. The marvellous high-vaulted Abbey of Fontenay, tucked away in a secluded valley, is a short bike ride away. Near Venarey-les- Laumes at the village of Alise-Sainte-Reine you'll want to visit the site of the Gaulish fortress of Alesia where Vercingetorix surrendered to Caesar after a two month siege. Nestling under the vineyards of the Cote St Jacques, Joigny is proud of its many fine churches, houses with carved wood decoration, and above all its gastronomy.

ACCESS :
By motorway :

From the West A6 - E15 - E60 Auxerre Nord exit (81 km N 6 + N 151 + D 985);
From the East A6 - E15 - E60 Avallon exit (52 km N 6, D 957, D 985)
Go out of Corbigny (the base is 4 km outside Corbigny), direction Nevers on D958, then St Saulge, direction La Chaise then go along the canal.
Michelin maps n° 65 et 69,
I.G.N. map n° 108
Green Guide Michelin Bourgogne

By rail :
Clamecy regional station (30 km)

By air :
Paris-Orly aiport (249 km)
Paris-Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport (291 km)

PARKING : covered car park, not guarded, 46 € / week; enclosed, not guarded, 32 € / week
POST OFFICE :
at Corbigny, open from Monday to Saturday morning
HOTELS:
La Buissonière Tel : 03 86 20 02 13 Fax : 03 86 20 13 85
Hôtel de l'Europe Tel : 03 86 20 09 87 Fax : 03 86 20 06 40
BED AND BREAKFAST AND GUEST HOUSE:
Booking office : Tel : 03 86 36 42 39 - Fax : 03 86 36 36 63
RESTAURANTS :
Le Cépage Tel : 03 86 20 09 87
Le Marode Tel : 03 86 20 13 55
BANKS :
at Corbigny, open from Monday to Saturday morning
SHOPS:
t Corbigny closed Sunday afternoon and Monday
Markets: at Corbigny Friday mornings, the second Tuesday of each month
TAXIS :
De Souza Tel : 03 86 20 08 76
Pomel Tel : 03 86 20 03 07
LOCABOAT SERVICES :
picnic area
Airport transfers : Locaboat services / Transfers
TOURIST OFFICE :
at Joigny Tel : 03 86 62 1105 - Fax : 03 86 91 76 38, couriel
GASTRONOMIC SPECIALTIES :
croquettes de Corbigny, gâteaux à base d'amandes,
Local drinks : Local wines, Wines of Tannay (Pinot noir, Melon, Gamay, Chardonnay).
FISHING :
fishing licence obligatory : on sale at Letellier Patrick Peugeot Cycle et Accessoires, 23 rue des Forges, Corbigny, open from Tuesday to Saturday from 8 to 12 am and 2 to 7 pm pm to 6 pm.Whitebait, pike, zander, perch, eel
TO SEE :
Old town, Bénédictine Abbey at Saint Léonard, Tannery Island, the XV° Madeleine Tower, the XII° Island Tower.
 

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