Spend a week cruising up the Loing Canal to the Seine. During your stopovers on this boationg holiday you will discover Montargis, the "little Venice of Gâtinais", charming villages and picturesque medieval cities As you sail through the region, so you will sail through and the history of France discovering treasure old and new..
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.
Rogny: The staircase of seven locks designed by Henry IV. Fireworks display from the locks at the end of July.
Châtillon-Coligny: Le Grenier à sel - 17th century salt loft, La maison Colette - birthplace of the nobel prize-nominated author ‘Collette’(Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) Montargis Château with 12th century dungeon and monumental terraces, Musée Historique à l'ancien Hôtel Dieu – historical and archaeological museum
Montbouy: Ruins of a roman amphitheatre, remains of a 19th century double lock now an historical momunment
Montcresson: The gardens of Angelus Ridet (with a strip of water which is the old course of the canal), restored wash house
Montargis: The “little venice of the Gâtinais” with many small canals, 131 bridges and footbridges and, facades adorned with floral balconies, Musée Girodet - paintings and drawings by one of the greatest French painters of the early nineteenth century. Musée des Tanneurs - musuem of tannery, Eglise de la Madeleine
Nemours: 12th Château de Nemours, St Jean Baptiste church (relics of the second crusade), Rochers gréau, Park with rocks of unusual shapes.
Moret-sur-Loing: Fortified town, Notre Dame church, 12th century dungeon, “La Grange Batelière” - home of Michel Clemenceau (French politician and businessman), the house of the impressionist painter – Sisley, Musée du sucre d'orge - museum of Barley sugar
When you have explored La Moret-sur-Loing 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.
Holiday reviews from Rogny
Perfect cruise to unwind!
We were charmed by the scenic places we discovered during this boating holiday on the Loing Canal, especially Moret-sur-Loing which is a superb village. It is perfect for nature lovers and the discovery of medieval remains. In summary, this is a perfect cruise to de-stress and forget the pressures of daily life!