Suggested cruising options Rogny*
Discover the Loire and the route of Compostelle pilgrims

One week
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La Charité sur Loire
164 KM
from 1295 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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Description of
the boating holiday

Cruise through the Loire Valley

Sail on the Briare canal, one of the oldest canals in France, before crossing the impressive canal bridge of Briare to discover all the natural and historical riches of the Canal latérale â la Loire which runs alongside the Loire river. Reaching the town of La Charité sur Loire, you will discover its importance as an essential stop on the pilgrimage of Compostelle – seen as one of the three most important pilgrimages of Christendom alongside Jerusalem and Rome.


Departure base

Located in the Loire Valley, the canal boat base at Rogny is one of Nicol’s closest bases to Paris (150 km).  It is a fantastic starting point for a boating holiday whether it’s a weekend several days or a week.

Places to see and things to do

Rogny: The staircase of seven locks designed by Henry IV. Fireworks display from the locks at the end of July.

Briare: The Briare Aqueduct – sail across this 662 metre-long canal bridge, inspired by Gustav, ‘Musée des Emaux’ - museum of Enamels, ‘Musée des deux Marines’ – discovery centre for the Briare Canal and the Canal latéral à la Loire

Châtillon-sur-Loire: The Mantelot lock, 12th century ruins of Château Gaillard, 16th  and 17th  century wine growers’ houses, Beaches at the edge of La Loire, the island of Ousson

St Satur/ St Thibault: Old abbey, recreation centre with swimming pools, tennis courts and mini-golf, ‘Sancerrois’ golf club (18 holes)

Sancerre: ‘Maison des Sancerre’ wine museum, ‘La tour des fiefs’ 14th century château remains, splendid view of the Loire valley, 16th century belfry, many shops selling art and crafts.

La Charité-sur-Loire: Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, 16th century stone bridge, Eglise Notre Dame (8th century roman architecture), historic ramparts and fortifications

When you have explored La Charité-sur-Loire 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 Sireuil where you will return your boat.

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Holiday reviews from Rogny

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A wonderfully natural cruise
We loved the natural surroundings of this boating holiday. Sailing our canal boat over the Briare canal bridge is a great memory as is our discovery of the vineyards of Sancerre. It was wonderful to cruise on the calm waters of the Briare canal and the Canal latéral à la Loire, surrounded by picturesque landscapes.

Mary and Simon, England

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