Suggested cruising options Dole*
Discover the châteaux of the Saône

Short break
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150 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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    The port at Dole
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    Tanneurs canal street, Dole
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Description of
the boating holiday

Cruise through the heart of Franche-Comté

Winding between châteux this short break cruising on the Saône also takes you to charming villages and countryside stopovers. Particularly popular with fishermen, the river also offers opportunities for swimming, hiking and cycling to make the most of the delightful Franche-Comté region.

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

13th century church - Eglise Notre-Dame, Fortifications, Château Louis XI with Bonaparte’s museum

Château de talmay, 18th century Saint-Maurice church, the statue of Our Lady of Mount Ardoux with panoramic views of the plain of the Saone and the mountains of Jura

Maison de l'eau, de la pêche et de la nature – learn more about the flora and fauna of the Saône river.

Essertenne et Cecey:
18th century Echalonges forge, chateau, Church of St Julien

Château de Mantoche

With you’ve finished exploring Mantoche, it’s time to make the return leg of your boating trip, perhaps revisiting some of your favourite discoveries before returning your canal boat to the Nicols base at Dole

Canal boats available

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A fantastic first cruise
We had a great time on a fantastic boat, sailing up and down the Saone. This was our first cruise but it will certainly not be the last!

Barbara, Hilden (Germany)

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