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Beautiful curvesA Burgundian escape

Canal du Centre

Between the countryside and the vineyards of the Côte de Beaune, the beautiful curves of the Canal du Centre offer a setting that’s perfect for getting away from it all. Discover it on foot or by bike along the towpaths, or by pleasure boat along the water’s edge.

As the water flows

in the Beaune region

In the Beaune region, the Canal du Centre offers a gentle cruise, magnificent panoramas and two unmissable stops. True to the image of Burgundy, the first stop is a gastronomic one in Chagny, with Lameloise, a triple-starred restaurant. On Sundays, don’t hesitate to take some time out to enjoy the atmosphere and the thousand-flavored stalls of the weekly market. A little further afield, in Santenay, the boats stop off in the vineyards of the southern Côte de Beaune. Now’s the time to discover the wine villages by bike along the Voie des vignes, either towards the Maranges hillside in the direction of Nolay, or towards Meursault, Pommard and Beaune.

Casting off

Whether on a luxury cruise aboard a hotel barge, or on a houseboat for a family getaway on the water, you’ll opt for a gentle vacation.

In hotel barges, all-inclusive packages, luxury cabins, cultural and gourmet theme cruises offer you a serene interlude in Burgundy. Looking for freedom for a break with family or friends? Choose a houseboat. After a short initiation, you become the captain of your boat and set off to discover the countryside at 5 km/hour…time to really enjoy a cruise in freedom, family time and the choice of your ports of call!


Did you know?

Originally known as the “Charolais Canal”, it was dug between the Loire and Saône rivers to link the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean and to transport goods, including coal. Along its 112-kilometer route from Chalon sur Saône to Digoin, the Canal du Centre takes you past 61 locks.


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