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Discover religious heritage

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114 KM
from 649 EUROS**
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** 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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    Water park in Dole
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    Tanneurs canal street, Dole
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    The port at Dole
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Description of
the boating holiday

Cruise on the Saône from Dole

The fish-rich waters of the Saône attract fishermen but also lovers of beautiful architecture and impressive and historical buildings can be found throughout the area. During this boating holiday you will also be able to taste many local fish specialties, enjoy the peace of the river and discover all the richness of the region including charming villages, churches and basilicas.

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

Eglise de la Nativité – church

Pagny le château:
Chapelle Castrale

Pagny la ville:
St Léger with its 100 year-old organ

Church of St Martin

Musée de la Maison du Blé et du Pain - wheat and bread museum and workshops

With you’ve finished exploring Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, 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.

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A very beautiful river experience
We have so many great memories from this holiday – the  visit to Seurre, the Creole festival in Chamblanc, eating mussels on our terrace in the sun, after veal with morels, breakfast with good bread and night swimming. Even the rain didn’t spoil our  very beautiful river experience.

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