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Canal boating holiday in the Saône Valley

Canal boating holidays in the Saône Valley: enjoy the harmony of life on the water in beautiful countryside, between Champagne and Burgundy.

Get on board your self-drive canal barge for a canal boating holiday on the Saône in a beautiful and natural setting – perfect for a relaxing trip. The river's calm and peaceful waters make it the ideal destination for your first canal boat rental.
The river is just brimming with fish making it a fisherman's paradise! Pike, zander and bleak can all be caught...

Canal boating holiday on the Saône, the Canal de l’Est, the Canal between Champagne and Burgundy

Our Port sur Saône barge rental base lets you travel down the River Saône, then at Epinal you can join up with the Canal de l’Est to explore the dense forest landscape of the Vosges.
Heading south, you will cross several waterways: the canal between Champagne and Burgundy, followed by a point where the Canal de Bourgogne meets the Canal from the Rhône to the Rhine (really just the canalised Doubs). This is home to the second Nicols base in the Franche Comté region at Dole.

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