Suggested cruising options Brienon*
A weekend escape on the River Yonne

Weekend 2 days
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36 KM
from 490 EUROS**
* Cruise suggestions: non contractual information
** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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    Fine dining at numerous gourmet restaurants
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    Timber-framed house in Joigny (©I.Maire-Joigny)
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    A view of Joigny and the river Yonne (©I.Maire-Joigny)
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    Burgundy vineyards

Description of
the boating holiday

  • Brienon : 13th and 16th centuries church, Oval laundry from 1792
  • Laroche-Migennes : Canal’s Bourgogne, Ancient marshalling, 5th century gallo-roman mosaic
  • Joigny : Medieval center and its winding alleys, Timber frame lovely houses from the 16th century, Church St-Thibault and St-Jean

Departure base

The Nicols base at Brienon, located at the northern-most end of the Canal de Bourgogne, is the perfect starting point for a number of different boating holiday itineraries as it is the meeting point of the waterways of the Canal de Bourgogne, River Yonne and Canal du Nivernais. 

Places to see and things to do

Brienon: 13th and 16th century church, Oval shaped historic bath, the Perched Theatre in the old town hall - a laureate of the Regional Heritage Award

a winner of ‘towns in bloom’ and located at the beginning of the Canal de Bourgogne, famed for its cabaret shows and stars, 5th century Gallo-Roman mosaic

Medieval town centre and its winding alleys, timber frame lovely houses dating back to the 16th century, Churches of St-Thibault and St-Jean

After cruising as far as Joigny on the River Yonne it is time to think about the return leg of your journey. Look out again for the favourite places you found so far as you cruise back to the starting base at Brienon.

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A real moment of relaxation
Having your own comfortable canal boat is the best way to enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds you. The holiday was so relaxing and the waterways peaceful and not over crowded at all which meant getting through the locks took no time at all! We weren’t home long before we were already talking about where to try for our next boating holiday in France.

Simon and Sylvie, Saint-Juvat