Hiring a canal boat in the Saône Valley offers the harmony of peaceful waterways and green countryside, settled between the famous wine regions of Champagne and Burgundy.
No previous boating experience is needed to hire a canal boat in the Saône Valley. The beautiful green countryside will immediately relax you while the calm waters here make it an ideal option for those new to boating holidays.
The rivers in the Saône Valley are great for fishing fans. Why not try and hook a pike, perch, bleak or even the famous catfish!
Visitors to the region will find many craftsmen selling locally made products and there is regional gourmet recipes such as Pochouse (freshwater fish stew), Matelote (fish in a sauce of wine and onions) or dishes of locally caught pike and perch to try.
The Nicols base at Port sur Saône sees you navigate on the River Saône, then from Epinal you join the Canal de l’Est and cruise through the wooded landscapes of Vosges.
To the south, you’ll meet several waterways – the canal between Champagne and Burgundy, then you arrive at the meeting point of the Canal de Bourgogne and the Canal du Rhône au Rhin which is where the Le Doubs waterway also joins. It is here that the second Nicols base in the Franche Comté region is located in Dole.