Map showing the town of Pouilly-en-Auxois


Canal locks: 1 to 10 Yonne side

Nearby monument: The Tunnel

Next upstream Saône side village: Escommes

Next downstream Yonne side village: Eguilly

This is the top of the canal! The summit!

Pouilly-en-Auxois is considered to be the summit of the Burgundy Canal. It is a small market town that once bustled with agricultural and market activity. The arrival of the canal considerably increased the local wealth. However, the arrival of the railway and then the freeway has made Pouilly recede into the background.

The Tunnel passes below and through the heart of the town, it's a worthwhile visit for all.

The town offers all the amenities that you need with hotels, cafes, restaurants, shops,  pharmacies, banks, supermarkets, hardware stores, bakeries and a weekly market.

The local toursim office

The local tourism office is installed in the old pigeon tower: 03 80 90 74 24

Restaurant Hotel de la Poste at Pouilly

You'll find some restaurants offering good menus, the Hotel de la Poste, Le Commerce and our favourite "Le Sporting" in the centre of the town.

Tunnel entrance

This is a view from on top of the tunnel looking towards the port. The tall trees on the left and right offer a shaded path. The canal has steep-sided stone walls rising higher and higher as the tunnel entrance approaches.

Pouilly en Auxois port

The old port, just on the town limits is a welcomed rest place for navigators, it is easy to do repair work, refuelling, painting etc. The moorings are deep, and you can tie up your boat along the quay. Just beside the port are some very practical DIY and hardware stores. During harvest time the cereal silos on the other side of the port can be noisy, but it is a special time of the year.

Old postcards of Pouilly-en-Auxois

Pouilly en Auxois tile factory

The roof tile factory was built in 1925 and then burnt down in the 1960s

Pouilly port entrance

View of Lock 1 Yonne at the port of Pouilly

Day cruises and excursions

You'll find information about the excursion through the tunnel in the local tourism office or at the port. There is a tour boat that will take you on a voyage through the tunnel from Pouilly to Escommes.

What you can find in Pouilly en Auxois

  • Post office
  • Shops and boutiques
  • Bakeries
  • Pharmacies
  • Bars, cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • DIY
  • Merdical Clinic
  • Vet
  • Banks

Mooring facilities

  • Water supply
  • Electrical point
  • Turning for 38-meter barges
  • Bollards
Port Pouilly en Auxois

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