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St. Lerger sur Dheune Base

Rent a boat in St. Leger sur Dheune
Saint Leger sur Dheune is an ideal start base for a river cruise and food and wine lovers will love it! Cruising your Penichette on the Canal du Centre, you'll pass through some of the most renowned vineyards of the Cote Chalonnaise. The twisting valley of the Dheune is where you will see the varnished tile roofs of charming Burgundian villages.

At the foot of the Cote Chalonnaise lie the world-famous wine producing villages Mercurey Santenay with its 13th century church of St-Jean-de-Naroise standing amid the vines Montrachet, synonymous with fine whites; and Rully with its 12th century castle. Further south, the Saone and the Seille offer many possibilities for swimming in their clear, fresh waters.

Don't miss sights like Tournus and Macon with their interesting architectural heritage such as their Romanic churches, re-calling their wealthy days in the Middle Ages. The Roman tiled rooftops tell of the proximity to the south of France and the Mediterranean influence. Upstream, the Saone crosses lush green meadows.

One of the most beautiful milestones is Verdun sur- le-Doubs, perched on an island at the estuary of the Doubs. This river offers a very attractive 10 km long river boating route to Pontoux, St-Symphorien and Seurre with a local museum in a beautiful building are worth a stop, too.

Itinerary Suggestions from Negra

One week - Saint-Leger - Saint-Leger - Tuileries, Romantic Art, Art Nouveau
Saint-Leger - Montceau-les-Mines - Paray-le-Monial - Saint-Leger
Duration - 1 week
Sailing - 5h15 / day
Route - 138km out and back
Locks - 84

10/11 Days - Saint-Leger - Saint-Leger - The Valleys of Plenty
Saint-Leger - Chagny - Chalon - Verduns/leDoubs - StJeandeLosne - Saint-Leger
Duration - 10/11 Days
Sailing - 5h / day
Route - 190km out and back
Locks - 36

One week - Saint-Leger - Saint-Leger - Old Stones, Great Vintage
Saint-Leger - Chagny - Chalon - Tournus - Louhans - PontdeVaux - Saint-Leger
Duration - 1 week
Sailing - 5h / day
Route - 168km out and back
Locks - 36
Two weeks - Saint-Leger - Saint-Leger - A Feasting Passage
Saint-Leger - Chagny - Chalon - Seurre - Dole - Besanšon - Saint-Leger
Duration - 2 weeks
Sailing - 5h / day
Route - 334km out and back
Locks - 94
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