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Louhans Base

River cruise from Louhans
The Seille River, a tributary of the River Saone, is a superb river which runs through the Bresse Bourguignonne area, famous for its chickens "poulets de Bresse". There you can discover the quiet charms of its wetlands and its half-timbered houses. From Louhans, you can cruise through a wildlife reserve created in 1980 and its mosaic of different natural environments like marshy ponds, peat bogs and dunes covered with lichens and moss.

Louhans is a vibrant and picturesque city, its main street lined with 157 arcades and frontages from the 16th century. Every Monday it hosts the famous farmers market. You can also reach the River Saone, and then the Santenay or Macon vineyards.

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To See:
Cuisery, village of the book, The center EDE, The vineyards of Maconnais

To Taste:
Chickens of Bresse, frogs. TO KNOW: the Seille : A network of ponds, dunes and peat bogs sheltering a large number of migratory birds, among which are the threatened species and rare botanical species.

Most Important: The architecture of bressanes farms.

Itinerrary Suggestions from Louhans

Week-end
Louhans, La Truchere, Louhans : 76 km, 6 locks, 12 hours

Mini week
Louhans, Chalon-sur-Saone, Verdun sur Doubs, Louhans : 200 km, 10 locks, 22 hours
Louhans, Macon, Tournus, Chalon sur Saone, Louhans : 196 km, 10 locks, 21 hours

One week
Louhans, Chalon-sur-Saone, Santenay, Saint Leger sur Dheune, Louhans : 222 km, 42 locks, 35 hours
Louhans, St Jean de Losne, Louhans : 270 km, 14 locks, 28 hours

One week one-way
Louhans, Pontailler sur Saone : 172 km, 9 locks, 25 hours
Louhans, Chagny, Pontailler sur Saone : 213 km, 33 locks, 31 hours

Two weeks
Louhans, Digoin, Louhans : 384 km, 132 locks, 69 hours

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