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Chatel Censoir -> Migennes
One Week One Way Trip
At Chatel Censoir there are some lovely walks to take advantage of here, particularly starting at the church of Saint Potentien on the top of the hill overlooking the town. Roches du Saussois is an international rock-climbing site and there is an easy climb marked along the track for those who want to have a go at reaching the summit. Famous for its pottery, you will find Accolay between lock ‘La Noue’ and the Accolay lock. To reach the village follow the branch canal towards Vermenton. At Bailly there are underground quarries here that once provided the stone for the construction of Paris and are now occupied by a wine cooperative. Guided tours of the wine cellars and wine tasting are available. Monteteau is a lovely flower filled village divided by the river and there are some quiet moorings on the east side, downstream of the bridge. There are also a few shops and a post office and a fabulous fish restaurant well worth a visit.

Chatel Censoir -> Citry les Mines -> Chatel Censoir
One Week Return Trip
At Chatel Censoir there are some lovely walks to take advantage of here, particularly starting at the church of Saint Potentien on the top of the hill overlooking the town. Clamecy is a pleasant town surrounded by woodland and with excellent shopping and many restaurants. The best moorings are close to the lock and in the centre of town you will find a tourist information centre. Surrounded by vineyards, Tannay sits on a hill overlooking the Yonne. Sample a taste of the infamous dry white wine in one of the cellars. Further on at Montceaux le Comte you can see the ruins of a 13th century chateau nearby and the ancient Reconfort abbey is also worth a visit.

Chatel Censoir -> Sens -> Chatel Censoir
Two Week Return Trip
At Chatel Censoir there are some lovely walks to take advantage of here, particularly starting at the church of Saint Potentien on the top of the hill overlooking the town. Roches du Saussois is an international rock-climbing site and there is an easy climb marked along the track for those who want to have a go at reaching the summit. Famous for its pottery, you will find Accolay between lock ‘La Noue’ and the Accolay lock. To reach the village follow the branch canal towards Vermenton. At Bailly there are underground quarries here, which once provided the stone for the construction of Paris and are now occupied by a wine cooperative. Guided tours of the wine cellars and wine tasting are available. Monteteau is a lovely flower filled village divided by the river and there are some quiet moorings on the east side, downstream of the bridge. There are also a few shops and a post office and a fabulous fish restaurant well worth a visit. A 16th century Renaissance town, the upper part of Joigny overlooks the river and the port. Several beautiful wooden fronted houses have survived the centuries and the winding streets and are interlinked by numerous staircases and covered passageways. The banks of this village of Cezy are particularly picturesque as is the village itself with its narrow streets and beautiful old church. Sens is one of the oldest towns of Gaule, and the gothic cathedral of St Etienne is striking evidence its past glories. The town also has a great choice of restaurants, shops and cinemas as well as a covered market close to the Cathedral.

Local Information

Châtel-Censoir is a village of 700 inhabitants, Visited for its history and its well preserved monuments. The relics of St Potentien (Name of our church) were sheltered in the undergrounds of the church during the revolution.
To see:
La Tour de l'ancien Fort.
Church of St Potentien - Châtel-Censoir's XVIth century church with XIth century chancel, triple apse and XIIth century chapter hall.
The Well.
Market day is on Thursday.

Waterways

Châtel-Censoir is located on the Canal du Nivernais.
The canal was completed 1841 and was never a commercial success which means that the traffic is almost exclusively pleasure craft. This is considered to be one of the loveliest waterways in France.
The canal du Nivernais provides access to the Canal Latéral à la Loire, the Yonne and the Canal de Bourgogne.