Burgundy Canal hotel barge cruises and canal boat rental hire

Cruise on the canals & rivers of Burgundy, France

Hotel barge cruises on the Burgundy Canal

Hotel barges

Discover the finest barge cruises in Burgundy, from 2 to 12 passengers. Short or 7 days and up to 15-day cruises for charters or individuals and groups. An exclusive & luxurious experience.

Self-drive boat rentals

Self-drive boats

The best choice for canal boat hire, from luxurious modern cruisers to traditional canal boats, are all fully equipped and ready to go. Enjoy a one-way or return trip on the canals and rivers. We provide impartial advice from our experienced team based near Dijon in Burgundy.

The canal system

The canal

Historical and monumental, the construction of the Burgundy Canal spanned more than 100 years and changed the landscape along a path of more than 250 kilometres. It includes more than 150 locks, a 3-kilometre tunnel, aqueducts, and reservoirs holding millions of tonnes of water. The canals flow through the Burgundy capital Dijon. Nearby, you have the wines and the vineyards of Beaune.

Discover the best hotel barge cruises and self-drive boat trips on France’s magnificent Burgundy Canal. The calm inland waterways climb from the rivers Saône and Yonne heading high into rolling hills covered in dense forests of oak and elm.

As you cruise along the canal, you’ll pass through villages and small towns with typical bistros to appreciate and markets and shops to delve into. Medieval castles, ancient abbeys and fortified walls remain standing and waiting. Noble vineyards with some of the world's greatest red and white crus, the wine cellars are close by and offer you fascinating opportunities for wine tasting.

There are miles of towpaths, lanes and country roads perfect for walking and cycling! Scenic villages and magnificent UNESCO sites to visit such as Fontenay Abbey, the Hospices de Beaune and much more. This is a peaceful and calm destination, perfect for family and friend holidays.

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