Suggested cruising options Dole*
The côte d’or short break

Weekend 2 days
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44 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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    The Nicols base at Dole
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    Tanneurs canal street, Dole
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    Moor up and enjoy lunch on the riverbank
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    The port at Dole
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    Waterways meander through the Doubs valley
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    The port at Dole
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    Mooring in the countryside

Description of
the boating holiday

River cruise at the crossroads of three waterways

This weekend boat trip from Dole will take you to Saint-Jean-de-Losne, the largest French river port, at the crossroads of the Saône, the Burgundy Canal and Rhône-Rhine Canal.

Departure base

Dole, renowned as a city of art and history, is the location for Nicols first boat rental base -opened in 1991. It is a remarkable setting from which to embark on your boating holiday, cruising the waterways of the Franche-Comté region and being seduced by its many charms.

Places to see and things to do

Dole: The ‘little Venice’ of the Franche-Comté region, collegiate Notre-Dame (16th century basilica), birthplace of Louis Pasteur, La Fontaine aux Lepreux

St Jean de Losne : Musée de la Batellerie - inland waterways musem, Saint Jean-Baptiste church

When you have explored Saint-Jean-de-Losne it is time to make the return leg of your journey, perhaps revisiting some of your favourite places as you cruise back to the Nicols base at Dole where you will return your boat.

Canal boats available

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We had a very enjoyable and relaxing time on our Nicols canal boat. Ourselves and our  children, aged 14 and 16, loved it so much we want to come back again, perhaps for a longer time!

Mathilde, Lyon

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