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Corbigny Base

Rent a boat in Nivernais
Originally conceived by Henri IV, the Canal du Nivernais was finally built between 1783 and 1842, and boasts some of the most glorious scenery on the French waterways. Connecting the Seine to the Loire basins, the two sides of the summit are very different but both delightful for barging holidays.

A set of 16 locks leads to the three successive tunnels at La Colancelle in a rural setting. It's one of the top places for river boating in France! The ponds of Baye lie right alongside the canal and offer water sport opportunities. From Corbigny north to Auxerre, the descent towards the Seine follows the valley of the Yonne, and sometimes uses its bed, through woods and forests small and large. The prosperous little wineproducing village of Tannay boasts panoramic views over the Morvan hills.

Itinerary Suggestions from Briare

One week - Corbigny - Corbigny - Ancient Cities & the Eternal Hill
Corbigny - Tannay - Clamecy - Chatel-Censoir - Corbigny
Duration - 1 week
Sailing - 4h15 / day
Route - 108km out and back
Locks - 62

Two weeks - Corbigny - Corbigny - Between Pouilly-Fume and Sancerre
Corbigny - Chatillon - Decize - Nevers - Sancerre- Corbigny
Duration - 2 weeks
Sailing - 6h / day
Route - 340km out and back
Locks - 168

One week - Corbigny - Dompierre - Plentitude and a Fishing Paradise
Corbigny - La-Collancelle - Chatillon-en-Bazois - Decize - Digoin - Dompierre
Duration - 1 week
Sailing - 4h15 / day
Route - 122km out and back
Locks - 63
Two weeks - Corbigny - Corbigny - Quiet, Tasty and Unique
Corbigny - Clamecy - Vermenton - Chatel-Censoir - Auxerre - Corbigny
Duration - 2 weeks
Sailing - 4h15 / day
Route - 190km out and back
Locks - 100
One week - Corbigny - Joigny - Luxurious Greenery, Secret Halting Places
Corbigny - Clamecy - Vermenton - Auxerre - Digoin - Joigny
Duration - 1 week
Sailing - 4h45 / day
Route - 136km out and back
Locks - 67
Two weeks - Corbigny - Dompierre - From Nivernais to Loire
Corbigny - LaCollancelle - Chatillon-en-Bazois - Decize - Nevers - Sancerre - Digoin - Dompierre
Duration - 2 weeks
Sailing - 4h30 / day
Route - 299km one way
Locks - 103
One week - Corbigny - Corbigny - One of the most beautiful River Cruise in France
Corbigny - LaCollancelle - EtangsdeBaye - Chatillon-en-Bazois - Pannecot - Corbigny
Duration - 1 week
Sailing - 4h / day
Route - 98km out and back
Locks - 66
Two weeks - Corbigny - Briare - From Morvans Mountaisn to the Loire
Corbigny - LaCollancelle - Chatillon-en-Bazois - Decize - Nevers - Sancerre - Cosne-sur-Loire - Briare
Duration - 2 weeks
Sailing - 4h / day
Route - 222km one-way
Locks - 87
10-11 Days - Corbigny - Corbigny - Good Wines, Beautiful Villages
Corbigny - Tannay - Clamecy - Coulanges - Vermenton - Corbigny
Duration - 10-11 Days
Sailing - 4h15 / day
Route - 158km out and back
Locks - 92
Three weeks - Corbigny - Corbigny - From Morvans Mountaisn to the Loire
Corbigny - LaCollancelle - Decize - Nevers - Sancerre - Briare - Montargis - Moret - Sens - Villeneuve - Joigny - Auxerre - Clamecy - Corbigny
Duration - 3 weeks
Sailing - 5h30 / day
Route - 553km out and back
Locks - 214
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