River Cruise Burgundy, Franche-Comte and Vosges

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River Cruise Hire in Burgundy, Franche-Comte and Vosges, France - Discover classic French cuisine, world-renowned fine wines and the gentle scenery of Burgundy.

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Burgundy, Franche-Comte and Vosges, France Region Map Burgundy, Franche-Comte and Vosges, France Region Map
Burgundy, Franche-Comte and Vosges, France Region Map - Discover classic French cuisine, world-renowned fine wines and the gentle scenery of Burgundy.  
Burgundy, Franche-Comte and Vosges, France Region Map Burgundy, Franche-Comte and Vosges, France Region Map
Fontenoy-le-Château/Gray

1 WEEK – RETURN TRIP
200km • 30 locks • 35hr cruising time

Canal de l’Est – Saône – Relax beside the ornamental fountains at Jussey. Cruise to Gallo- Roman Port-sur-Saône, a bustling market town that holds colourful festivals regularly over the summer. Visit the Saturday market at Gray then return to the base Fontenoy-le-Château.


Fontenoy-le-Château/Charmes

1 WEEK – RETURN TRIP
130km • 130 locks • 43hr cruising time

Canal de l’Est – From the pretty town of Fontenoy, cruise through beautiful wooded countryside to Epinal, the capital of Vosges. Known as the city of flowers and especially stunning in the spring and summer, it is a perfect place to relax in the sunshine.


St. Jean-de-Losne/Chagny

1 WEEK – RETURN TRIP
175km • 28 locks • 35hr cruising time

Saône – Canal du Centre – Sample Pochouse bouillabaisse in Verdun-sur-le-Doubs. Birthplace of Nicephore Niepce, who invented photography, Châlon-sur-Saône has a fabulous museum of cameras. As well as excellent wines, Chagny is home to the Michelin starred Lameloise


St. Jean-de-Losne/Dijon/Pont d’Ouche

1 WEEK – RETURN TRIP
140km • 110 locks • 45hr cruising time

Saône – Canal de Bourgogne – Cycle to Brazey en Plaine and pick up warm croissants from the excellent bakeries or saddle up at the horse-riding club. Head straight to the crescent in Dijon and discover buildings of the Grand Duke’s Palace which open up onto the town square.


St. Jean-de-Losne/Louhans

1 WEEK – RETURN TRIP
293km • 14 locks • 38hr cruising time

La Saône – La Seille – Visit the Saône Environmental Museum at Seurre and in Tournus climb the narrow, picturesque steps to reach the abbey of St-Philibert de Tournus. The magnificent spire and richly decorated roof of the Church of St Pierre is a welcoming sight for visitors to Louhans, an important market town where 15-17th century timber and stone arcades frame the buildings on the Grande Rue. Visit the ancient Baroque hospital to see its outstanding collection of Faïence apothecaries’ jars.


St. Jean-de-Losne/Besançon

1 WEEK – RETURN TRIP
150km • 48 locks • 32hr cruising time

Doubs – Canal du Rhône au Rhin – Explore the lanes and visit Pasteur’s old home at the hilltop town of Dole. The scenery en route to Osselle is stunning - cliffs and green forests are sure to tempt you ashore. Discover the ancient citadel of Besançon.


St Jean-de-Losne/Branges or vice versa

1 WEEK – ONE WAY TRIP
143km • 6 locks • 19hr cruising time

La Saône – La Seille – From the bustling St Jean-de-Losne in the heart of Burgundy, cruise the clear waters of the River Saône through the gentle Burgundy landscapes of leafy woodlands and broad meadows dotted with grazing Charolais cattle. Stop at the many attractive towns with their distinctive multi-coloured glazed roofs en route and sample fine wine and cuisine in this gastronomically rich region. The pretty River Seille is popular with nature lovers and anglers and is a peaceful river to cruise. Head to the old port town of Branges where you can leave your boat at our Connoisseur base.


Fontenoy-le-Château/St Jean-de-Losne or vice versa

1 WEEK – ONE WAY TRIP
160km • 33 locks • 32hr cruising time

Canal de L’Est – Saône – Relax beside the ornamental fountains at Jussey. Cruise to Gallo- Roman Port-Sur-Saône, a bustling market town renowned for lively summer festivals. Visit the Saturday market at Gray. Swim in the clear shallow waters at Ray-sur-Saône and moor at the foot of Auxonne’s fortifications to explore this historic city.