The Canal de Bourgogne
comes to the fore
Welcome to the king’s road of canals in Burgundy. This emblematic canal, 242 km long with an underground section of more than 3 km, links the valleys of the Yonne and the Saône. Discover a rich and varied itinerary. Flanking Yonne, there is an undulating countryside landscape that is dotted with remarkable sites: the Renaissance châteaux of Tanlay and Ancy-le-Franc, the exceptional Cistercian abbey of Fontenay, the Muséoparc Alésia and the medieval city of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. On the Saône side, you find the wild and forested Ouche Valley and then Dijon, the unmistakable capital of the Dukes of Burgundy that is adorned with its famous glazed roof tiles, before heading on towards Saint Jean de Losne, "capital" of the Mariniers.