Boating holidaysin Burgundy

Discover the best of canal boat holidays in Burgundy and navigating on one of the most famous canals in France – the Canal de Bourgogne.
Burgundy is a holiday destination that has something for everyone – from beautiful countryside and vibrant nature, interesting history and heritage, world famous vineyards and tasty regional cuisine.

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Your canal boat holiday in burgundy

Wine lovers can visit cellars and vineyards of some of the most prestigious names in the world as well as dine on excellent regional gastronomy – all within close proximity to the waterways of Burgundy.

A wealth of history and heritage is at your fingertips also, with famous monuments, abbeys and castles all easily reached on foot or after a short bike ride.

The towpath that runs neatly alongside the canal is ideal for leisurely walks or cycling and also means you have the flexibility to stop wherever and whenever you want.

  • Abbey Fontenay in Burgundy

Renting a canal boat on the canal de Bourgogne

Nicols has two bases in this region, the first of which is located in Venarey which is in the heart of historic Burgundy. You’ll discover a rich past from the ‘Gallo-Roman’ site of Alésia (3km from Venarey) to the Fontenay abbey (classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site). A boating holiday here really will take you through the centuries!

The second Nicols base is located in Brienon which is also the meeting point of the waterways of the Canal de Bourgogne, River Yonne and Canal du Nivernais. The location here means that there are numerous cruising opportunities on offer – so many in fact that we think you’ll love the region so much that you’ll find yourself coming back in the future to try the other itineraries that are on offer!

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