From St Léger

Discover Burgundy vineyards by canal boat

Departing from our base in Saint Léger-sur-Dheune, you can cruise along the Canal du Centre beside well-known vineyards such as Santenay or Rully. Extend your holiday to take in the Seille or the Saône.

Boat hiring to enjoy Burgundy wines in a few words…

Food-lovers and gourmets will be delighted by what’s on offer at the Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune base. Cruising down the Canal du Centre, you’ll go through some of the most prestigious vineyards in Burgundy like the Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise. Along the Dheune, Mercurey and Santenay valleys, where the 13th century church of St-Jean-deNarosse overlooks the vineyards, Montrachet, with its famous white wines or Rully and its 12th century castle, all produce excellent vintages. On the hillside, Rully castle is a medieval fortress set among vineyards. The owner of the castle, a descendant of the Lord of Rully, welcomes tourists with a unique and authentic tour.

The port of Saint Léger in Brittany

The
highlights of Saint Léger-sur-Dheune

  • Lots of stop-off points and few locks makes this perfect for beginners
  • The canal runs alongside the famous Santenay and Rully vineyards

our routes departing from Saint Léger

The routes shown are only suggestions; don’t forget that you can stop wherever you like on your cruise.

Weekend among the vineyards

Waterway Canal du centre
Itinerary Saint Léger-sur-DheuneSantenay Chagny Saint Léger-sur-Dheune

Waterway

Canal du centre

Itinerary

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Duration of stay
Week-end
Navigation time
3h / day
Distance traveled
260 km one way
Number of locks
8
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Santenay

Santenay, a Côte de Beaune appellation that needs no introduction, is an ideal place for wine-lovers to stop off on their cruise. Don’t forget to book ahead for visits to vineyards; most of them require advance booking.

Chagny

Tie up your self-drive boat at Chagny on a Sunday to explore its large market. A perfect opportunity to stock up with all kinds of food and some good bottles of Burgundy. You’ll also find a highly-regarded restaurant: the Lameloise, which is Michelin-starred.

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Canals and rivers for epicureans

Waterway Canal du centre, Saône, Seille
Itinerary Saint Léger-sur-DheuneSantenay Chagny Chalon-sur-Saône Tournus Louhans La TruchèreSaint Léger-sur-Dheune

Waterway

Canal du centre, Saône, Seille

Itinerary

Saint Léger-sur-Dheune...Saint Léger-sur-Dheune
Duration of stay
1 week
Navigation time
4h30 / day
Distance traveled
173km one way
Number of locks
25
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Santenay

Santenay, a Côte de Beaune appellation that needs no introduction, is an ideal place for wine-lovers to stop off on their cruise. Don’t forget to book ahead for visits to vineyards; most of them require advance booking.

Chagny

Tie up your self-drive boat at Chagny on a Sunday to explore its large market. A perfect opportunity to stock up with all kinds of food and some good bottles of Burgundy. You’ll also find a highly-regarded restaurant: the Lameloise, which is Michelin-starred.

Chalon-sur-Saône

Chalon is the department’s largest town (Mâcon comes second) and has plenty of attractions, including its former abattoir, now transformed into a cultural centre that supports street artists in their creations.

Tournus

Tournus has kept three unmissable sites from its rich history: the Abbey of Saint Philibert, the Hôtel-Dieu and the old town, which still shows traces of the Roman period.

Louhans

Louhans boasts the only poultry in the world with its own appellation contrôlée (since 1957), so on Mondays, it’s essential to stop off at the poultry market. This is a central feature of the town’s history, having first appeared in the reign of Louis XI in the 15th century.

nature
La Truchère

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Old stones, great vintage

Waterway Canal du centre, Saône, Seille
Itinerary Saint Léger-sur-DheuneChagny Chalon-sur-Saône Tournus Cuisery La TruchèreSaint Léger-sur-Dheune

Waterway

Canal du centre, Saône, Seille

Itinerary

Saint Léger-sur-Dheune...Saint Léger-sur-Dheune
Duration of stay
1 week
Navigation time
5h / day
Distance traveled
168km one way
Number of locks
36
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Chagny

Tie up your self-drive boat at Chagny on a Sunday to explore its large market. A perfect opportunity to stock up with all kinds of food and some good bottles of Burgundy. You’ll also find a highly-regarded restaurant: the Lameloise, which is Michelin-starred.

Chalon-sur-Saône

Chalon is the department’s largest town (Mâcon comes second) and has plenty of attractions, including its former abattoir, now transformed into a cultural centre that supports street artists in their creations.

Tournus

Tournus has kept three unmissable sites from its rich history: the Abbey of Saint Philibert, the Hôtel-Dieu and the old town, which still shows traces of the Roman period.

Cuisery

Since 1999, Cuisery has been the “book village". Explore the many second-hand book sellers and enjoy the other book-based activities, such as the book festival and the book market.

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If you want to book this cruise
Browse online the availabilities

our boats available

Departing from our Saint Léger base, we can offer the range of canal boats shown below. To see the full range of cruises available, please see our self-drive boat pages or contact our team who can help you to choose.

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Your departure
base Saint Léger-sur-Dheune

LOCABOAT HOLIDAYS
Rue du Port
71510 – St-Léger-sur-Dheune
FRANCE

If you have already booked your cruise and you want to reach your departure base:

+ 33 (0) 3 85 98 03 03

saint-leger-sur-dheune@locaboat.com

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