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.|
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.
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.
Ferry bookings and pricings :