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The Loire’s lateral canal

imperial calm

It’s not easy to sit alongside the last wild river in Europe ! In comparison to its impetuous neighbour, the Loire’s lateral canal displays Olympian calm, making it perfectly navigable. From Digoin - where it crosses the Loire - to Cosne-sur-Loire, you are sure to appreciate the picturesque countryside landscapes as you enjoy your river cruise or your odyssey along the EuroVelo6 route. The vineyards of Pouilly-sur-Loire and the WWF site at Bec d'Allier are worth a longer visit, just like the City of Art and History of Nevers and the town of La Charité-sur-Loire, whose abbey church is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.