Discover the terroir of Burgundy and taste its great wines by renting a houseboat without a license.
Known locally as the 'green land of running waters' and internationally as a wine lovers paradise, the cruising region of the Bourgundy-Nivernais offers visitors a chance to savour the beautiful landscapes, fine cuisine and excellent wines. The charming Canal du Nivernais, reputed to be one of the prettiest in France, winds peacefully between Auxerre and Decize through rolling meadows, hillside vineyards, rocky outcrops and forests. Picture postcard scenery and pretty villages line your route and the slow pace of life on land superbly mirrors your gentle cruise through small manned locks and quiet waterways.
PLEASE NOTE: the locks are exceptionally closed on May 1st and on July 14th. This may therefore limit your navigation.