Sail along the Canal du Centre and enjoy the great Côte Chalonnaise vineyards, such as Mercurey, Santenay and Montrachet during your barging holiday!
Your canal cruise will also offer you plenty of opportunities for a swim in the Saône, Doubs and Seille rivers.
Heading up the Canal des Vosges towards Fontenoy le Château and Epinal will take you through the magnificent Vosges Forest. The Saône is one of the most beautiful rivers in France, with few locks, a rural setting, large and comfortable farms with roofs that hang down over the walls and flower-filled balconies.
Cruise towardsthe foothills of the Jura along the Rhône-Rhine Canal. Along your way, discover Baume-les-Dames and its historic centre. The church of Saint-Martin, the centrepiece of the town, is a listed historic monument. Arriving in the citadel of Besançon is splendid and is preceded by either a complete loop of the river Doubs or by a 394m tunnel, which passes underneath Vauban's construction.
Or you could choose the Seille, a delightful river which winds its way through the countryside across the animal breeding region of Bresse as far as Louhans. The Seille river is sometimes called 'the most beautiful detour in France' and the area has won gastronomic honours for its famous Bresse poultry.