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Blessed with more than 1,200 km of navigable waterways, Burgundy has an exceptional waterways heritage. Its natural rivers and man-made canals make Burgundy one of the favourite destinations for pleasure boaters in France.

Burgundy is situated in East Central France, consisting of four departments: Yonne, Côte d’Or, Saône et Loire, and Nièvre. Burgundy boasts a number of well-known towns such as Dijon, Chalon sur Saône, Nevers, and Auxerre.

« The Burgundy region is known for its fine landscape, excellent cuisine and rich heritage »

burgundy river tourism

Its natural landscape, its exceptional wines and also its mustard have made Burgundy world famous, and every year this reputation attracts numerous boating enthusiasts.

Two-thirds of those taking holidays on the waterways of Burgundy come from abroad (including British, Swiss, Germans and Australians), while the remaining third are French visitors. A total of some 360 rental boats and 980 privately owned boats are based in Burgundy.

The region is criss-crossed by many rivers and canals, which are particularly pleasant for exploring the Burgundy countryside: the river Yonne, the Burgundy Canal, the Rhône au Rhin Canal, the Champagne-Burgundy Canal, the river Saône, the river Seille, the Canal du Centre, the Nivernais Canal, and several others. The region is highly attractive for river tourism and pleasure navigation on the inland waterways. Burgundy’s rivers and canals offer many pleasure ports to accommodate your boat and serve for your comfort. Numerous other activities are offered for pleasure boaters (such as swimming, water sport, country walks, or bike rides) so that everyone takes away an excellent memory of their visit to Burgundy.

Are you seduced by the attractions of river tourism in Burgundy?

Then come aboard your boat and take advantage of the magnificent spectacle that Burgundy has to offer.

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