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Novelty of a boat on Le Canal du Nivernais - tranquillity of empty countryside 250 km south of Paris

Canal du Nivernais, Burgundy, France It was our final day on the Canal du Nivernais; the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter S
Rome, Italy
Perfect week with friends and family on Hotel Barge L'Art de Vivre

We spent a fabulous week with a group of 8 friends and family on the Hotel Barge L'Art de Vivre... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Doug G
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Canal du Nivernais, Burgundy, France It was our final day on the Canal du Nivernais; the peacefulness of the empty water, the comfortable pace of the passing countryside and time shared with a couple of long-term friends who had invited us to share their cabin...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2018

This trip was interesting, but I couldn’t recommend it. The canal is pretty in the area of Verminton but not so pretty as you near Tonnerre. The boat was very nice (other than a stinky refrigerator that we couldn’t remedy), but a word of warning:...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2018

We spent a fabulous week with a group of 8 friends and family on the Hotel Barge L'Art de Vivre motoring from Chevroches to Auxerre on the Canal du Nivernais. The route was very rural France, the canal was not crowded until we got to...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

This was the first canal/river boating trip we had done. We left from Brienon (near Migennes on the Canal de Bourgogne) and after first visiting the lovely town of Joigny further down the Yonne, we headed upstream to Auxerre and beyond, finally turning round at...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

The boat broke down twice no steering or bow thrust and they left us stranded overnight boat no power toilette overflowing with excrement after being left with no power overnight...both ho seasons and le boat passing blame onto each other dealt with Colin at branches...who...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

A very pretty area if you journey north to Clamecy and beyond towards Auxerre. Clamecy is a lovely historic town with several good restaurants in the old part near to the beautiful church. Restaurant Alexus is particularly lovely with really friendly staff. Unfortunately restaurants are...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

One of the most picturesque canals in France and perfect for all types of activities, Boating, Fishing, and Cycling. Many peaceful villages along the canal with some with excellent restaurants. close to vineyards, chateaux, castels, and other interesting places to visit.

Thank Tim H
Reviewed October 22, 2017

We walked a stretch of this lovely canal on a beautiful sunny day. I haven’t ever done a boat holiday but it certainly looked a tempting prospect here and on such a day.

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

We spent a week on the Hotel Barge Luciole which traveled from Clamecy to Auxerre. The barge can take 12 people, but there were 9 on our cruise. There are bicycles on board so you can choose to bicycle between locks, or you can walk....More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

We booked a boat through Hoseasons at the LeBoat base in Tannay. An absolutely wonderful week traveling from Tannay to Auxerre. Fabulous service from Le Boat

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Val C
February 9, 2018|
Response from Thumper010 |
Hi Val - unfortunately this portal doesn't let me attached pdf documents but I got some really good information and maps from the website French-Waterways and also the official canal-du-nivernais tourism site
Sally M
September 24, 2017|
Response from ditjie2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sally Some towns are adjacent to the canal and I would recommend stocking up on some supplies at these spots. Depending on your route, certainly look at when the market days are as this is a great way to get super fresh... More
May 21, 2017|
Response from Thumper010 |
Hi there - I am doing a very similar trip in September and went online to the official canal-du-nivernais web - found some brochures which they posted out to me that included a really good map. Also the information from our... More