The classic nivernais cruise

TopicSciences and discovery
DepartureTANNAY (58)
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A beautiful cruise on the Canal du Nivernais and the River Yonne visiting medieval Clamecy, Châtel Censoir and Auxerre.

For more information, visit http://www.leboat.net or send an email to info@leboat.fr     Tel: 04 68 94 42 80 


Stop in Clamecy

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Located in the wooded valley of the Yonne, Clamecy is a pretty little town which lies at the confluence of the Yonne and Beuvron, and next to the Canal du Nivernais. This has made ??the city an important center for the transportation of wood from the 16th-19th centuries, when the wood was transported along the River Yonne in the floating downstream.
Stroll through the old town of Clamecy, with some very pretty medieval houses to see, often in timbered. It is a pleasure to explore the narrow pedestrian streets and exploring the impressive buildings at every turn.

What to see / visit in Clamecy

  • The Maison du Tisserand is a particularly interesting medieval building
  • The Collégiale Saint-Martin with a Gothic tower built in the early 16th century and with some fine stone carvings, some gargoyles and an imposing gateway
  • The Artillery School and the Protestant church in the historic center of Clamecy
  • The church of Notre-Dame-de-Bethléem is especially notable for being one of the first churches in France to be constructed using concrete in 1926
  • The Museum of Art and History Romain Rolland explains the historical importance of the region, and how it developed around the business of wood trasportation along the river, and various items of archaeological interest found nearby
  • The chapel of the bishops of Bethléem

Accommodation nearby

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Le Boat

  • Castelnaudary
  • 04 68 94 42 80

Stop in Châtel-Censoir

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Surrounded by vineyards, rivers and canals, Châtel-Censoir is ideally located overlooking the Yonne valley, highly recognized for its gastronomy. For your holidays in the countryside, you will discover a region culinary heritage: boeuf bourguignon, fondue or Burgundy wines. You'll love your stay in this region!

What to see / visit in Chatel Censoir:

  • The Cave of the Fairies
  • The rock called "la Pierre qui Tourne" at the entrance to the valley of the Ausson
  • The Roman foundations next to the church
  • The Merovingian graves found at a place called the "Champ des Tombeaux"
  • Remains of the castle of Châtel-Censoir dating from the eleventh century
  • Ponds of du Moulin des Alouettes and Foulon
  • Maison de Vaulabelle
  • Church Saint-Potentien

Accommodation nearby

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Le Boat

  • Castelnaudary
  • 04 68 94 42 80

Stop in Mailly-le-Chateau

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Built in the sixteenth century, the bridge over the Yonne at Mailly-le-Chateau is one of the oldest in the region. It has a small votive chapel dedicated to Saint Nicolas, patron saint of sailors and floats.

What to see / visit in Mailly-le-Chateau:

  • Church of Saint-Adrien dating from the twelfth century
  • Cemetery chapel with its "lantern of the dead"
  • In the lower town, on the Yonne bridge with a chapel sheltering Saint-Nicolas. This is the oldest bridge in use in the Yonne
  • The fountain in shape of a wolf (fountain sculpture)

 


Accommodation nearby

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Le Boat

  • Castelnaudary
  • 04 68 94 42 80

Stop in Vermenton

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The village developed centuries ago through the surrounding vineyards and transportation of wood along the river.
For swimming, a sandy beach is located along the river, ideal for all ages because of its slow vertical drop and a playground just behind.

What to see / visit in Vermenton:

  • Reighton Abbey, a beautiful Cistercian abbey situated between the river and the wooded hills
  • The Parc des Iles, will be the ideal place for picnics and your fishing.
  • Tour of the Méridien
  • The wash house
  • The Church of Notre Dame

Accommodation nearby

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La Grange de Marie

  • Nitry
  • 03 86 33 60 92
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Auberge de la Chapelle

  • Clamecy
  • 03 86 27 06 21

Stop in Vincelottes

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Moor at Vincelottes and walk or take a bike ride to travel the 3.5 kilometers that separate you from the town of Irancy.

Irancy is a beautiful town. It is nestled in the valleys of vineyards. It is worth visiting for a taste of excellent local wines. Many houses in the villages offer tastings and sell their production. This region is very well known for their white wines, however, you will find Irancy excellent red and rosé. Some growers intend to bring your purchases to your boat.

What to see / visit in Irancy:

  • The 18 cellars of local producers
  • The art gallery of George and Tristan Hosotte
  • A church having several architectural influences, from Romanesque to classical and the Renaissance. It has been degraded and restored several times and is currently under construction. The acoustics are remarkable, especially for chamber music.

Accommodation nearby

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La Grange de Marie

  • Nitry
  • 03 86 33 60 92
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Auberge de la Chapelle

  • Clamecy
  • 03 86 27 06 21

Stop in Auxerre

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This is an old city includin many attractions: museums, theater, cinema... In the city center, you'll find the old quarter on top of the hill where you'll see the cathedral, the abbey and the museum. Many restaurants in town are near the harbor.

What to see / visit in Auxerre:

  • Visit the old quarter on the hill with its timbered houses
  • The Cathedral of St. Etienne or go to one of his summer concerts that take place here.
  • The magnificent complex of the clock of the fourteenth and fifteenth century.
  • At Lock of Batardeau visit the old water plant, now a the museum for the environment
  • Abbey of St Germain with its collection of Roman artifacts
  • The Carolingian crypt, and the ninth century frescoes
  • The Natural History Museum is especially good for children of all ages, located in a 19th century house and garden with an emphasis on learning exhibits for children.

Accommodation nearby

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Hôtel de l'Est

  • Saint-florentin
  • 03 86 35 10 35
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La Grange de Marie

  • Nitry
  • 03 86 33 60 92

Stop in Migennes

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Migennes is a country town situated on the edge of the Forêt d'Othe. It is the starting point of the Burgundy Canal, at the confluence of two rivers: Yonne and Armançon. It has preserved nature with its woods and forests, ponds, parks and public gardens.

Migennes and its surroundings offer: Bassou has a fishing post and his specialty: snails bourgignons, Bonnard and its unusual bridge, Cheny with its 6 arches bridge and at Laroche St Cydroine you'll find a place to go water skiing.

What to see / visit in Migennes:

  • The houses of Berard
  • The Basilica of Christ Roi
  • The covered market
  • The church of old Migennes
  • Gallo-Roman mosaic

Accommodation nearby

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Hôtel de l'Est

  • Saint-florentin
  • 03 86 35 10 35



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