Pont d'Ouche

Map showing the village Pont d’Ouche


Nearby places to visit: Bligny-sur-Ouche

Canal locks: 18, 19, 20, 21 Saône side

Next upstream Saône side village: Crugey

Next downstream Saône side village: Veuvey sur Ouche

Pont d’Ouche is not even a small village, it's just a hamlet, a place. However, there is an old saying… “you can't say you know the Burgundy Canal until you stay at least one night in the port of Pont d’Ouche”.

A small cafe, a few houses, a few bridges, a couple of streams, one canal and that’s about it, but take a closer look and enjoy.

Located on the River Saone side of the canal, between lock houses 19 and 20, it is an excellent place to moor, there is even long-term mooring available.

This is where the river Ouche finds the canal and follows it down to the river Saône, one of the very few viaducts on the Burgundy Canal.

Once upon a time, there used to be an important roof tile production, with the barges taking the roof tiles as cargo towards the main cities.
There have been some wonderful photographs taken at the port, there is often an early morning mist and a mirror reflection on the canal surface. At sunset you often see dear and wild boar coming down from the forest.

For barges, there are good deep moorings. Some are reserved for named hotel barges, so check before mooring.

Fresh water is available from the boat base.

The pontoons are reserved for the smaller boats, supplying water and electricity.
Upstream from the port behind the bridge is a slightly more discrete mooring.
Be careful when crossing the viaduct towards lock number 20, as the canal is very narrow, make sure you have enough room to pass other boats and watch out for the strange current if the lock is being filled.

Visits from Pont d’Ouche
Bligny sur Ouche market 9 kilometres, shops, post office, this is a good bicycle ride.
Colombier 5 kilometres, a good steep walk, a very difficult bicycle ride.

Canal position

Riverside: Saône: from lock: 19 to 21

What you can find in Pont d'Ouche

  • Bar/ cafe
  • Restaurant

Mooring facilities

  • Water supply 
  • Electrical point 
  • Turn a 38-meter barge 
  • Bollards
  • Free mooring: conditions apply

Port Pont d'Ouche

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