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Branges -> Chagny -> Branges
One Week Return Trip
Cruise from Branges to Tournus, an ancient town with some charming alleyways and courtyards to discover on foot. The town has a wide range of craft shops, art galleries and antique shops situated mostly around the abbey grounds, with one actually placed within the grounds which houses regular exhibitions and shows. At Gigny-sur-Saone there is a disused lock, which is now a Halte Nautique with a restaurant. In a 20-acre park close to the river you can view the Chateau de L’Eperviere and its grounds. Further on at Chalon sur Saone is a very important commercial and industrial town offering a lot of cultural and tourist attractions including the museum of photography, the St Laurent bridge and the Square of Port-Villers. Rully is a famous wine producing area. In the village cellars you can taste an excellent red wine made from Pinot Noir grapes or the Rully white. Aside from all the wine tasting, you may have time to visit the Medieval chateau of Rully with a dungeon dating back from the 12th century. The town of Chagny marks the border between the Cote de Beaune wine growing area to the north and the Cote Chalonnaise to the south. As well as good wines, this town is also known for its restaurants, in particular the famous Lameloise.

Branges -> Dole -> Branges
One Week Return Trip
Cruise from Branges to Tournus, an ancient town with some charming alleyways and courtyards to discover on foot. The town has a wide range of craft shops, art galleries and antique shops situated mostly around the abbey grounds, with one actually placed within the grounds which houses regular exhibitions and shows. At Gigny-sur-Saone there is a disused lock, which is now a Halte Nautique with a restaurant. In a 20-acre park close to the river you can view the Chateau de L’Eperviere and its grounds. Further on at Chalon sur Saone is a very important commercial and industrial town offering a lot of cultural and tourist attractions including the museum of photography, the St Laurent bridge and the Square of Port-Villers. Seurre is a lovely port with historical interest, notably for the church of Saint Martin and the Saone Environmental Museum. St-Jean de Losne is situated at the crossroads of three major waterways, the Saone, the Canal de Bourgogne and the Canal du Rhone au Rhin. In the town, a restored 15th century house holds a collection of barge equipment from over the years. Along the Canal du Rhone au Rhin, Dole is very picturesque when seen from the water.

Branges -> Dijon -> Branges
Two Week Return Trip
Cruise from Branges to Tournus, an ancient town with some charming alleyways and courtyards to discover on foot. The town has a wide range of craft shops, art galleries and antique shops situated mostly around the abbey grounds, with one actually placed within the grounds which houses regular exhibitions and shows. At Gigny-sur-Saone there is a disused lock, which is now a Halte Nautique with a restaurant. In a 20-acre park close to the river you can view the Chateau de L’Eperviere and its grounds. Further on at Chalon sur Saone is a very important commercial and industrial town offering a lot of cultural and tourist attractions including the museum of photography, the St Laurent bridge and the Square of Port-Villers. Seurre is a lovely port with historical interest, notably for the church of Saint Martin and the Saone Environmental Museum. St-Jean de Losne is situated at the crossroads of three major waterways, the Saone, the Canal de Bourgogne and the Canal du Rhone au Rhin. In the town, a restored 15th century house holds a collection of barge equipment from over the years. Along the Canal de la Bourgogne, Dijon is a city that should not be missed. Wander around the pretty streets and soak up the atmosphere.

Branges -> Montceau les Mines -> Branges
Two Week Return Trip
Cruise from Branges to Tournus, an ancient town with some charming alleyways and courtyards to discover on foot. The town has a wide range of craft shops, art galleries and antique shops situated mostly around the abbey grounds, with one actually placed within the grounds which houses regular exhibitions and shows. At Gigny-sur-Saone there is a disused lock, which is now a Halte Nautique with a restaurant. In a 20-acre park close to the river you can view the Chateau de L’Eperviere and its grounds. Further on at Chalon sur Saone is a very important commercial and industrial town offering a lot of cultural and tourist attractions including the museum of photography, the St Laurent bridge and the Square of Port-Villers. Rully is a famous wine producing area. In the village cellars you can taste an excellent red wine made from Pinot Noir grapes or the Rully white. Aside from all the wine tasting, you may have time to visit the Medieval chateau of Rully with a dungeon dating back from the 12th century. The town of Chagny marks the border between the Cote de Beaune wine growing area to the north and the Cote Chalonnaise to the south. As well as good wines, this town is also known for its restaurants, in particular the famous Lameloise. At Montchanin you will immediately notice the distinct character in the town. The Grand Burgundy Tile Factory is famous for producing the well-known losange shaped tiles so typical of the Burgundy region, as well as other articles used to decorate roofs and façade. Montceau les Mines dates from the 19th century – if you visit on Tuesday or Saturday, the quays are lined with market stalls.

Local Information

Branges is located on the River Seille, one of the most charming small rivers in France. It has been merged with the municipality of Louhans in the Saône-et-Loire département, in France.
Louhans is the capital of Bresse Bourguignonne. The small town has approx 9,000 people. The main street, dating from the 11th century, is very typical with arches and stores all along. It is very quaint and quiet, and is perfect for green tourism.

Waterways

Branges is located on the Seille river, a tributary of the river Saône. The Saône is a river of eastern France. It is a right tributary of the River Rhône. Rising at Vioménil in the Vosges department, it joins the Rhône in Lyon. The Saône gives access to the Canal Rhône au Rhin, Canal entre Champagne et Bourgogne, the Canal de l'Est, the Canal de Bourgogne and the Canal de la Marne a la Saône.