From Scey-sur-Saône

A heart of nature cruise on a license-free boat

Departing from our base in Scey-sur-Saône, immerse yourself in the restful natural surroundings along the Petite Saône and reach Besançon by cruising along the Doubs. Or if you turn north, you can head for Epinal by following the Canal des Vosges.

License-free boats for a heart of nature cruise in a few words…

If you want to discover one of the most beautiful rivers in France with few locks and many places for swimming, we suggest you head off for a cruise along the petite Saône. Villages with stone houses are strewn between the picturesque stopovers, such as Port-sur-Saône, Ray-sur-Saône and, towards the South, Auxonne. There are many regional specialties to try, including morel dishes in particular. To the north, the Canal des Vosges passes through the forest to Fontenoy-le-Chateau and Épinal, famous for its prints. In the exhibitions at the town’s Musée de l’Image (Print Museum), you will find old prints, of Épinal of course, but also from all over the world sitting side by side with more current collections: adverts, educational or decorative images, contemporary artworks etc.

Boats moored at Scey sur Saône

The
highlights of Scey-sur-Saône

  • A timeless cruise, far from the madding crowd where you can forget your everyday worries

our routes departing from Scey

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

Grandeur and a splendid citadel

Waterway Sâone, Doubs
Itinerary Scey-sur-SaôneRay-sur-Saône Gray Pontailler Auxonne Dole BesançonScey-sur-Saône

Waterway

Sâone, Doubs

Itinerary

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Duration of stay
2 weeks
Navigation time
5h30 / day
Distance traveled
368 km return trip
Number of locks
86
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Ray-sur-Saône

As you cruise towards Ray-sur-Saône, which is listed as a "Town of Character in Burgundy-Franche-Comté", you can enjoy the lush greenery as well as features such as the château or the church of Saint Pancrace.

Gray

Known as “la jolie” (the pretty one) and listed as a "Town of Character in Burgundy-Franche-Comté", Gray has an outstanding architectural heritage. Some of its monuments date from the 14th century.

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Pontailler

Auxonne

If you tie up your Pénichette in the capital of Val de Saône, you’ll discover a fascinating bit of French history. Bonaparte spent time here and learnt the basics of military strategy at the Royal Artillery School.

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Dole

Dole, formerly capital of Franche-Comté, is the largest town in the Jura department. It has 48 listed historic monuments and buildings.

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Besançon

Head for Besançon, capital of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region. This town, famous for its clock-making industry, is on the edge of the Jura and close to Switzerland. A great choice for a stop-off on your cruise.

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From castles to the lovely Saône

Waterway Sâone
Itinerary Scey-sur-SaôneRay-sur-Saône Gray Pontailler Auxonne Scey-sur-Saône

Waterway

Sâone

Itinerary

Scey-sur-Saône...Scey-sur-Saône
Duration of stay
1 week
Navigation time
5h / day
Distance traveled
202 km return trip
Number of locks
26
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Scey-sur-Saône

Ray-sur-Saône

As you cruise towards Ray-sur-Saône, which is listed as a "Town of Character in Burgundy-Franche-Comté", you can enjoy the lush greenery as well as features such as the château or the church of Saint Pancrace.

Gray

Known as “la jolie” (the pretty one) and listed as a "Town of Character in Burgundy-Franche-Comté", Gray has an outstanding architectural heritage. Some of its monuments date from the 14th century.

village
Pontailler

Auxonne

If you tie up your Pénichette in the capital of Val de Saône, you’ll discover a fascinating bit of French history. Bonaparte spent time here and learnt the basics of military strategy at the Royal Artillery School.

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Strong sensations in wild scenery

Waterway Sâone
Itinerary Scey-sur-Saône Port-sur-Saône Corre FontenoyScey-sur-Saône

Waterway

Sâone

Itinerary

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Duration of stay
1 week
Navigation time
4h30 / day
Distance traveled
138 km round trip
Number of locks
36
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Port-sur-Saône

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Corre

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Fontenoy

Explore the ruins of the Château de Fontenoy, the Lombard tower, the church of Saint Mansuy or the chapel of Notre Dame du Bois-Banny.

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If you want to book this cruise
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our boats available

Departing from our Scey-sur-Saône 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 Scey-sur-Saône

LOCABOAT HOLIDAYS
Port de Plaisance de Scey-sur-Saône
70360 – Chassey les Scey
FRANCE

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

+ 33 (0) 3 84 68 88 80

scey-sur-saone@locaboat.com

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