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Burgundy & Saone Region Details
Further south, the Saône and the Seille offer a voyage of discovery and many possibilities for swimming . Your route through this landscape of ponds and pastures leads to Louhans, classed “the prettiest detour in France”.

Southern Burgundy
The Canal du Centre winds its way through some of the world's most famous vineyards between the Cote Chalonnaise and the Cote de Beaune: Mercurey, Rully, Maranges and Montrachet will tempt your palate as you sail by in your Pénichette

Chalon-sur-Saône will not disappoint. Both history and fine food make this traditional Burgundy town an essential stop. Tournus, another picturesque medieval town, marks the frontier to a different landscape, with its Mediterranean feel.

After Tournus , you turn off onto the River Seille for a journey into the heart of the countryside. This intimate little waterway twists and turns past delightful villages, each of which tempts you to pause awhile, before

reaching its terminus at Louhans . A select band of fishermen and boaters have already discovered this enchanting river, and now Locaboat has set up its one-way base at Loisy , in an area designated as being of outstanding natural interest for its fauna, flora and ecology.

Franche Comte: Petite Saône, Canal des Vosges, Canal du Rhône au Rhin

The Saône is one of France's most attractive rivers , with few locks, rural scenery, and generously proportioned farmhouses, their windowboxes gay with flowers. On the forest floor too, the earth brings forth a generous offering of mushrooms. The well-preserved villages in the Maconnais and the Dole region are a constant delight.

Climbing north on the Canal des Vosges through the forests of the Vosges you glide through an amphitheatre of ash, silver birch and other trees . The towns of Fontenoy-le-Château and Epinal reveal their many charms. From Dole to Besancon the Canal du Rhone au Rhin follows the course of the River Doubs past rocky cliffs and between wooded slopes. To arrive in Besancon is truly dramatic. A tunnel 394m long allows you to pass right underneath the great fortress built by Vauban in the 17th century and to make a complete circuit of the city by water.
 
Cruises in Burgundy & Saone
Cruises - Petite Saone
Out and Back Scey-sur-Saone
1 Week - Scey-sur-Saône, Gray, Pontailler, Auxonne, Scey-sur-Saône
Length of Cruise : 202 km, 26 locks, 5 h per day
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Cruises - Canal du Centre (Canal du Charolais)
Out and Back Saint-Léger
1 Week - St Léger, Montceau-les-mînes, Paray-le-Monial, St Léger
Length of Cruise : 138 km, 86 locks, 5 h 15' per day
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Cruises - Canal du Centre, Saone, Seille
Out and Back Saint-Léger
1 Week - St Léger, Chagny, Châlon, Tournus, Louhans
, St Léger
Length of Cruise: 222 km, 42 locks, 5h 30' per day
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Cruises - Petite Saone, Saone, Canal des Vosges
Out and Back Scey - sur - Saône
1 Week - Scey-sur-Saône, Port-sur-Saône, Corre, Fontenoy
, Scey-sur-Saône
Length of Cruise: 136 km, 34 locks, 4 h 30' per day
Cruises - Petite Saone, Saone, Canal du Rhone au Rhin
Out and Back Scey-sur-Saone
10 - 11 Days - Scey-sur-Saône, Gray, Auxonne, Dôle,
Scey-sur-Saône
Length of Cruise: 260 km, 46 locks, 5 h per day
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Cruises - Canal du Centre, Saone
Out and Back Saint-Léger
10 - 11 Days - St Léger, Chagny, Verdun s/le Doubs, St Jean de Losne, St Léger
Length of Cruise: 196 km, 42 locks, 5 h per day
Cruises - Petite Saone, Saone
Out and Back Scey-sur-Saone
2 Weeks - Scey-sur-Saône, Gray, Seurre, Tournus, Louhans, Scey-sur-Saône
Length of Cruise:
484 km, 41 locks, 5 h 15' per day
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Cruises - Canal du Centre, Saone, Seille, Canal du Rhone au Rhin
Out and Back Saint-Léger
2 Weeks - St Léger, Chagny, Châlon, Seurre, Dôle, Besançon, St Léger
Length of Cruise:
339 km, 86 locks, 5 h per day
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Cruises - Petite Saone, Saone, Canal du Rhone au Rhin, Doubs
Out and Back Scey-sur-Saône
2 Weeks - Scey-sur-Saône, Gray, Dôle, Besançon, Scey-sur-Saône
Length of Cruise:
382 km, 94 locks, 5 h 30' per day
 

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