Canal du Nivernais
Originally conceived by Henri IV, the Canal du Nivernais was finally built between 1783 and 1842, and boasts some of the most glorious scenery on the French waterways. Connecting the Seine to the Loire basins, the two sides of the summit are very different but both delightful for barging holidays.
A set of 16 locks leads to the three successive tunnels at La Colancelle in a rural setting. It’s one of the top places for river boating in France!
The ponds of Baye lie right alongside the canal and offer water sport opportunities. From Corbigny north to Auxerre, the descent towards the Seine follows the valley of the Yonne, and sometimes uses its bed, through woods and forests small and large. The prosperous little wineproducing village of Tannay boasts panoramic views over the Morvan hills.