A 10-day boating holiday itinerary has many advantages. To begin with, your start day or return to base day will instead fall outside of the peak weekend days. This means that not only may you notice less traffic on the roads when travelling to the Nicols base but that our teams will have much more time to dedicate to going through everything about your boat and navigation on the waterways. Also by stretching to 10-days canal boat hire, you can choose one of our standard "one week" routes and take your time to increase either the number of stop-off points or the time you spend at each, or you might decide to explore further afield with a longer route such as the one suggested below.
At just an hour from Paris by TGV (2 hours if by road), our Venarey-les-Laumes base is located on the Canal de Bourgogne, which is part of one of France’s most famous networks of waterways.
Venarey: Battle site of Alésia, ‘Museoparc’ of Alésia, statue of Vercingetorix
Montbard: Abbey of Fontenay (listed as UNESCO World Heritage), Waterpark
Buffon: The Grande Forge of Buffon
Ravières: 16th century castle, old town hall, Saint-Pantaléon church
Ancy-le-Franc: Château d'Ancy-le-Franc locate on the banks of the canal, various museums of art, pottery and ceramic
Tonnerre: Old town built on a hill, The Fosse Dionne (old fountain and baths), Church of Saint-Pierre built on a rock terrace, l'hôtel Dieu (one of the largest medieval hospitals dating from 1293), l'hôtel d'Uzès: the historic mansion and birthplace of the knight Eon.