The Canal du Centre by boat

Perfect boating holidays

The waterways of Burgundy boast some of the most breathtaking of canal scenery.

One of Burgundy’s greatest canal

World famous for its vineyards, Burgundy is perhaps just as famous for its waterways. The Burgundy Canal, the Nivernais Canal and the Canal du Centre, running through the whole region, offer many great opportunities for boaters to discover the fascinating history of the region.

Crossing the south of Burgundy from south-west to north-east, i.e. the entire department of Saône-et-Loire, the Canal du Centre unfolds a variety of landscapes and atmospheres. Whether with their own boat or a rented boat, keen cruisers indulge in the gentle Burgundy way of life as they navigate through and contemplate the scenery with fantastic views under wide open skies.

Weaving through some picturesque areas of Burgundy, the Canal du Centre is a true work of art, a legacy from the Age of Enlightenment. With many heritage sites dotted along the waterway, architectural treasures or remains of industrial times, the Canal du Centre is a fascinating place to explore by making short stops on the way.

If you are looking to explore Burgundy off the beaten track, escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life and traverse miles of unspoilt countryside, a boating holiday on the peaceful Canal du Centre is a perfect choice.

There’s no better way to observe nature than from the deck of the boat cruising peacefully through the landscapes. On the banks of the canals, you can spot herons fishing, hear the famous Charolaises cows mooeing from the meadows. Peace and freedom on an idyllic journey full of adventure that will leave a lasting impression. You’ll only want to come back!