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“ The Musée de la Batellerie in Saint-Jean-de-Losne ”

Saint-Jean-de-Losne: A privileged geographical situation

Saint-Jean-de-Losne is located at the river Saône, where it meets the river Ouche.
Here, three major inland waterways cross each other:
> The Saône, leading towards the Rhône and the Mediterranean Sea
> The Canal de Bourgogne, leadings towards the Seine and the Paris basin
> The Canal Rhin-Rhône, leading towards the Rhine, Northern and Eastern Europe

Saint-Jean-de-Losne: a boating town

Saint-Jean-de-Losne is a town that has been perceptibly marked by river cruising for several years. A long time ago it was the transport of goods, today the focus is on pleasure boating. In order to preserve and present this historical river heritage, a museum exclusively dedicated to the world of shipping has been established at Saint-Jean-de-Losne.

Le musée de la batellerie has found its home in a house dating from the 15th century, with French ceilings made of oak wood. This typical setting hosts true treasures for boat lovers or for everybody who is interested in river history: old documents, photos, models, etchings, period implements, ... In the three rooms of the permanent exhibition you can trace back or newly discover the skippers’ life in the old times.

You could visit larger or more prestigious museums, but this one is something different ... Its simplicity opens the doors to dreams, in the middle of objects, etchings, and documents which bring back to life two centuries of technical, economic and human history.

The Musée de la Batellerie is open to the public from 20th of April to 1st of November, from 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Out of season visits are possible after prior arrangement. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Contact : +33 3 45 18 33 87 | museestj@gmail.com | www.musee-saintjeandelosne.com

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