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The Classic Nivernais Cruise

The Classic Nivernais Cruise

From
AU$1,324
 

You feel serenity wash over you when tying up at beautiful village of Vermenton to explore and then dine out at a lovely café.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy & Nivernais Loire
  • Duration
    1 week
  • Itinerary
    Tannay to Migennes via Vermenton
From
AU$1,324
 

You feel serenity wash over you when tying up at beautiful village of Vermenton to explore and then dine out at a lovely café.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy & Nivernais Loire
  • Duration
    1 week
  • Itinerary
    Tannay to Migennes via Vermenton
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesTourTour Visit magnificent Gothic cathedrals and churches. ItineraryItinerary Tannay to Mignennes or vice versaActivityActivity Great destination for fishingActivityActivity Perfect area for swimmingTour Tour Visit the region's famous vineyards. Includes wine tastings. ActivityActivity Water sports activitiesActivityActivity Observe wildlife and nature.ActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

The narrow streets and quaint shops in Vermenton entice you to trek and cycle, and perhaps to stop for a bite to eat. You’ve already enjoyed good times in lively Auxerre, a Gothic city with a soaring cathedral. Now it’s time for some wine tasting in Tannay. Long a favoured stop on a classic Nivernais cruise boat hire in France, you’re delighted with the village and its white wines.

Choose to cruise in either direction.

 

Cruising time Number of locks Lock Type Waterways
 28 hours 100 km Easy to operate locks with lock-keepers Canal du Nivernais, River Yonne

 

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Inclusions

  • Renting the boat and its equipment
  • A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect
  • Towels and linen for all passengers
  • A boat handling demo
  • Technical support
  • On-board cruising information
  • Free locks (except in Ireland & Holland)

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Itinerary 

Visit the following towns and villages:

  • Migennes
  • Bassou
  • Appoigny
  • Gurgy
  • Auxerre
  • Vaux
  • Champs-sur-Yonne
  • Vincelles-Vincelottes
  • Accolay
  • Vermenton
  • Bazarnes
  • Pregilbert
  • Mailly-le-Château
  • Merry-sur-Yonne
  • Châtel-Censoir
  • Lucy-sur-Yonne
  • Coulanges-sur-Yonne
  • Clamecy
  • Chevroches
  • Villiers-sur-Yonne
  • Tannay

Day 1:
Arrive in Migennes and begin your cruise southwards, finding a peaceful spot on the river banks to moor for the night.

Day 2:
Spend the morning and early afternoon cruising, stopping in attractive Monteneau for lunch. Arrive into Auxerre, the largest city in the area and steeped with history and bustling with markets, shops and French patisseries. Be sure to visit St Etienne Cathedral and its impressive stained glass windows, as well as the 6th century Abbey of St Germain, the city’s most venerable monument with its remarkable 12th century steeple.

Day 3:
There’s time to stroll back into Auxerre this morning for some shopping, a spot of lunch in one of many fine eateries and to stock up on provisions - remember those amazing patisseries! Then head onwards to Bailly for a tour of the Wine Cooperative - housed deep underground in four hectares of underground galleries and tunnels.

Day 4:
Walk or cycle to Escolives-Sainte-Camille, where archaeological diggings have unearthed fascinating vestiges of Roman occupation. Next stop is the pretty and flower-adorned village of Cravant, once a fortified village with remains of the walls and moat still visible.

Day 5:
Stunning views over the Nivernais valley can be seen in the hilltop village of Mailly-le-Château before cruising onwards, past the Saussois Rocks, an impressive wall of limestone that towers over the canal for almost 50 meters. More impressive views await in Châtel Censoir where you can amble around the ancient church and tumbledown walls.

Day 6:
A trip away from the canal to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Vezelay is well worth it. Wander around the ramparts, past the traditional 15th - 17th century houses, charming boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants. At the centre the splendid Basilique Ste Marie-Madeleine draws you in, a wonderful example of Romanesque architecture, with a particularly impressive central doorway and beautifully sculpted stonework down the length of the nave.

Day 7:
Flanked by three waterways, the stunningly attractive town of Clamecy is described as the ‘town of beautiful reflections’ and a stroll through its winding streets is a true delight. There’s time for a stop in medieval Dornecy before finishing in Tannay which sits high on a hill overlooking acres of vineyards.

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