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Loire & Loing

Canal de Briare, du Loing, Latéral à la Loire

The Canal de Briare is the oldest canal in the world. The spectacular 7 locks at Rogny are no longer in use but can still be visited and marvelled at. Aboard your self drive Pénichette®, you can cruise at leisure through beautiful wooded countryside dotted with sparkling lakes.

To the north of Briare, the waterways will lead you to Montargis, where the canal runs by waterside streets lined with half-timbered houses. The route continues towards Nemours along the Canal du Loing, then Ferrières, Château-Landon and Môret-sur-Loing, which brings you into the heart of the Gâtinais region.

Travelling south from Briare on the Canal Latéral à la Loire, you’ll find the impressive Briare aqueduct built by Eiffel, that will take you over the Loire and lead you towards Sancerre and its renowned vineyards.

Your Pénichette®, will take you to Apremont sur-Allier with its gorgeous gardens, and then La Charité sur Loire and Nevers, with its rich heritage of the Dukes of Nevers.

During your canal cruise, don’t forget to stop and taste some of the local delicacies from Nivernais and Berry, such as the white wines of Sancerre and Pouilly- Fumé which you should savour with a little goat’s cheese, “bouchon” or “Crottin de Chèvre”. Delicious!

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Our Loire & Loing circuits

1 week

Briare > Briare

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Grandeur of nature

Two beautiful river banks but so different

  • Briare
  • Chatillon-sur-Loire
  • Saint-Satur
  • Sancerre
  • Marseille-les-Aubigny
  • Briare
Duration
1 week
Sailing
4h45 / day
Route
154km out and back
Locks
30

1 week

Briare > Briare

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Grandeur of nature Heritage and History

Masterpieces of Art and rural sights

  • Briare
  • Rogny
  • Chatillon-Coligny
  • Montargis
  • Briare
Duration
1 week
Sailing
4h45 / day
Route
104km out and back
Locks
62

1 week

Briare > Briare

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Grandeur of nature Gastronomy and Oenology

On the way to Sancerre

  • Briare
  • Chatillon-sur-Loire
  • Sancerre
  • Rogny-les-sept-écluses
  • Briare
Duration
1 week
Sailing
4h45 / day
Route
125km out and back
Locks
44

1 week

Briare > Dompierre

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Heritage and History Gastronomy and Oenology

The pleasures of water and wine, art villages

  • Briare
  • Cosne-sur-Loire
  • Sancerre
  • Nevers
  • Decize
  • Dompierre
Duration
1 week
Sailing
5h / day
Route
168km one-way
Locks
37

10/11 days

Briare > Briare

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Grandeur of nature

A dive into nature

  • Briare
  • Chatillon-sur-Loire
  • Saint-Satur
  • Marseille-les-Aubigny
  • Nevers
  • Briare
Duration
10/11 days
Sailing
5h / day
Route
206km out and back
Locks
38

10/11 days

Briare > Briare

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Heritage and History

Lakes and historical towns

  • Briare
  • Rogny
  • Chatillon-Coligny
  • Montargis
  • Nemours
  • Briare
Duration
10/11 days
Sailing
3h30 / day
Route
170km out and back
Locks
92

2 weeks

Briare > Briare

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Grandeur of nature Heritage and History

Earthenware, palaces and green grazing land

  • Briare
  • Chatillon-sur-Loire
  • StSatur
  • Nevers
  • Decize
  • Briare
Duration
2 weeks
Sailing
4h / day
Route
270km out and back
Locks
56

2 weeks

Briare > Briare

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Grandeur of nature Heritage and History

Big nature for real rest

  • Briare
  • Rogny
  • Chatillon-Coligny
  • Montargis
  • Nemours
  • Moret-sur-Loing
  • Briare
Duration
2 weeks
Sailing
4h30 / day
Route
214km out and back
Locks
108

3 weeks

Briare > Briare

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Grandeur of nature Gastronomy and Oenology

The great loop of gourmets

  • Briare
  • Sancerre
  • Nevers
  • Decize
  • Châtillon
  • Baye
  • Corbigny
  • Auxerre
  • Joigny
  • Sens
  • Moret
  • Montargis
  • Briare
Duration
3 weeks
Sailing
5h30 / day
Route
553km out and back
Locks
214