Gissey sur Ouche a village on the Burgundy Canal

Map showing Gissey sur Ouche on the Burgundy Canal


Locks: 32, 33 Saône

Next upstream Saône side village: Barbirey-sur-Ouche

Next downstream Saône side village: Sainte-Marie-Sur-Ouche

The village is on the Saône side of the canal, above Dijon between locks 32 and 33.

The village Gissey sur Ouche

This is a charming and typical Burgundian village, located in a narrow part of the Ouche Valley. The canal and River Ouche divide the village into two halves with their bridges.

The surrounding hills offer miles of tracks and paths in the dense woodlands. You should also visit the old wash house beside the bridge over the canal. The small chateau beside the church has honey for sale. There is a good cafe at the crossroads with lunchtime menus.

It is an ideal mooring for boats of all sizes, a place to stay for a couple of days and appreciate the canal.


If you wish to have a drink walk towards the church, there is a welcoming cafe with friendly owners.

Gissey sur Ouche in 1905


There are various places to moor when coming upstream from Dijon, on the left before the bridge or in the small basin below lock 32.

It is also possible to turn a 38-metre barge in the wide part of the canal below lock 31 when the water level is correct.

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