Canal boat rental Burgundy-Nivernais, from Montbard

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Departure from Montbard

Nestling under the vineyards of the Côte St Jacques, Joigny is proud of its many fine churches, houses with carved wood decoration, and above all its gastronomy. Close to the Canal de Bourgogne and the Canal du Nivernais, Joigny is the ideal location to discover Burgundy. Linking the Yonne to the Saône, the Canal de Bourgogne, started in 1775 and finished in 1834, takes you by ways sometimes secret, sometimes spectacular, to the heart of the Renaissance. At that priod the Duchy of Burgundy vied in magnificence with the Kingdom of France. Here, with ancient poplar trees, their leaves shimmering and atremble, and buildings ranging from abbeys to fortified framhouses, the works of man and nature celebrate their triumphant union. Tie up close to the superb aqueduct at St Florentin and climb up to its Church to admire the magnificent stained glass. At Tonnerre the Fosse Dionne pool surrounded by ancient houses, still provides a water supply to the town. Magnificent and splendidly-furnished Renaissance chateaux such as Tanlay and Ancy le Franc punctuate your cruise.
Bases of departure on Montbard, BURGUNDY-NIVERNAIS