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Burgundy: Nivernais Loire Region Information
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Departure Bases & Suggested Routes in Burgundy: Nivernais Loire:
Chatilion-en-Bazois | Coulanges-sur-Yonne | Digoin
Cruise in Burgundy: Nivernais Loire

Nivernais Morvan
You'll believe you're in a dream if you choose to cruise on the Nivernais Canal, probably one of the most beautiful canals in France. The Nivernais Canal connects the Loire basin to that of the Seine while travelling through the beautifully preserved Morvan Regional Natural Park. Steeped in history and tradition, this canal, built at the end of the 18th century, will bring to life the story of timber transport from Morvan to Paris.

Val de Loire - South Nivernais
Chatillon en Bazois is located at the edge of the Morvan and the Nivernais. The Nivernais Canal runs through villages, valleys, hills, forests and alongside castles, and it is well worth the trip! At the junction of the canal du Nivernais and the Canal Lateral a la Loire, Decize is the veritable focal point of these waterways. On your way to Nevers and the Sancerre vineyards, feel the romance in the air, taste the local gastronomy and learn the history of this charming area.

Southern Burgundy
Digoin, is a central point for canal boating. The town not only lies at the heart of the Charolais region, famous for its white cattle, but it is also at the junction of 3 canals. To the south, the Canal de Roanne a Digoin, also called the quiet canal, offers you the chance to cruise through the fields of Brionnais along the Loire River. It is the perfect place to stop and moor in the shade of the trees, while admiring the landscape.

To the east, the Canal du Centre between the Saone River and the Loire River runs through the Ceramic valley to Paray le Monial, a small town famous for its Roman Art. Then it brings you to the Maranges Vineyards, known as Cotes Chalonnaises. To the north-west, the Canal Lateral a la Loire runs through historical towns like Decize and Nevers.