Canal boat rental Franche-Comte Vosges, from Gray



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Departure from Gray



Since Gray, in the wake of water marks the seventeenth century, browse the noble estates of the realm of gastronomy and the art of living ... What diversity of landscapes !

Saône covers a distance of 480 Km ( 25 locks) to its junction with the canal des Vosges Corre north to south Lyon , its confluence with the Rhône . Conditions very pleasant navigation through rich pastures, and beautifully wooded forests , create an atmosphere close to the Thames upstream part . The naturally clear water invites you to swim through small beaches on the shore.

You can choose between other on a river cruise to Dijon , a city renowned for its stores of mustard.

With about 10 000 inhabitants , Gray is one of the most important cities on the "Little Saône ." Despite two fires that have ravaged the Middle Ages , people have completely rebuilt . In the seventeenth century, the city has even become an important commercial and industrial center , and more in the nineteenth through the river trade .

The city is rooted in history , with some remarkably well restored buildings such as the church, the fortified castle of Baron Saint Martin ( now transformed into an art gallery and museum) and a beautifully restored theater in the classical Italian style . The Mayor , with its roof of glazed tiles , is a national monument , as well as several other beautiful architectural pieces .

Throughout the summer , find exhibitions of painting with great artists Baron Martin museum .
There is also a summer outdoor festival " Sound and Light " with spectacular fireworks on the river fire.

The market is held on Saturday morning and every second Wednesday of the month .

In the region, several specialties : coq au vin, pochouse ( river fish soup ) , cheese ( cancoillote , Epoisses and county), wines and Champlitte Fourgerolles , cherry liqueur.
 
Bases of departure on Gray, FRANCHE-COMTE-VOSGES