Burgundy Travel by Canals and Rivers

Burgundy has no direct link with sea but a good network of canals mainly used for cargo transport and river boating as a leisure. Rivers are also used a lot. These networks are ideal to discover the regional beauties.

Top Tip! If you have ever observed a boat going through a canal lock, you already know a sense of the calm and serenity on waterways. This is a peacefulness never felt while driving on motorways. Boat operators in Burgundy offer a wide choice of houseboats and barges for every type of holidaymaker.

Burgundy Travel by Canals and Rivers
Main Harbours Dijon, the most important city along the canal of Burgundy has a harbour for leisure boats.
Canals Network

Burgundy has a well-developped network accounting for 1200 kilometres of canals and rivers, exclusively used for riverboat tourism.

Commercial boats only use the 155km of Rhône-Saône rivers axis.

Ferry Ports

There is no ferry port in Burgundy. The nearest are:

In Brittany: Roscoff from Plymouth via Brittany Ferries or St Malo from Poole via Condor Ferries.

In Spain: Bilbao from Portsmouth via Acciona Trasmediterranea or Santander from Plymouth via Brittany Ferries.

Useful Contacts

Ferry bookings and pricings :

www.brittanyferries.com, www.condorferries.com, www.POferries.com, www.transmancheferries.com

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