Nicols Canalboat Hire France
Saone Valley
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Departure Bases & Suggested Routes in Saone Valley:
Port sur saone
Cruise Hire in Saone Valley

Canal boating holidays in the Sa˘ne Valley:
enjoy the harmony of life on the water in beautiful countryside, between Champagne and Burgundy. Get on board your self-drive canal barge for a canal boating holiday on the Saone in a beautiful and natural setting perfect for a relaxing trip. The river's calm and peaceful waters make it the ideal destination for your first canal boat rental. The river is just brimming with fish making it a fisherman's paradise! Pike, zander and bleak can all be caught.

Our Port sur Saone barge rental base lets you travel down the River Saone, then at Epinal you can join up with the Canal de l'Est to explore the dense forest landscape of the Vosges. Heading south, you will cross several waterways: the canal between Champagne and Burgundy, followed by a point where the Canal de Bourgogne meets the Canal from the Rhone to the Rhine (really just the canalised Doubs). This is home to the second Nicols base in the Franche Comte region at Dole.

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