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Inland - le site pro du tourisme en Bourgogne
Le Vagabondo
This picturesque town
abounds with the delights
of inland waterway tourism,
fishing, water sports and the
treasures of its heritage. The
former hospital or HôtelDieu dates from 1688 and
includes a splendid apothecary, chapel, kitchen and
sick ward, making it worthy
of its place among the older
Beaune area hospitals.
Enjoy a cruise, with or without meal service, aboard Le
Vagabondo as it makes its way along the peaceful Saône
River. The boat departs from Saint-Jean-de-Losne, an intersection for inland waterway transport where history, prominent figures and the river have always been closely linked.
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At the confluence of the
Saône, the Burgundy Canal and the Rhone-Rhine
Canal, the smallest town
in France in terms of area
(with 36 ha / 88 acres of
land and 20 ha / 49 acres
of water) is the meeting place for seamen,
especially in the month of
June for the Pardon des
Mariniers fete.
This former defensive fort
of Burgundy located on the
Franche-Comté bank of the
Saône river has maintained
some of the vestiges of its
past as a frontier city: sturdy
fortifications, an arsenal built
by Vauban and a castle built
under Louis XI.
Located at the confluence of
the Saône, the Canal entre
Champagne et Bourgogne,
the Albane, the Bèze, the
Vingeanne and the Ognon,
Pontailler-sur-Saône and its
marina offer lovely views.
This is also the perfect place
to fish, swim and enjoy water
sports, as well as to walk or
bike along the Voie Bleue.
H2Olidays offers cruises
aboard boats requiring no
permit as well as hotelboats all over Côte-d’Or.
Our consultants have a
thorough knowledge of
inland waterways and will
help you find the cruise of
your dreams.
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From Saint-Symphorien-sur-Saône to
Pagny-la-Ville: this 17-km /10 mi circuit of the
‘blue way’ affords you views of magnificent
landscapes along the Saône river’s meanders.
You may stop for a break at several towns and
villages which dot the path.
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This path is
divided into
two sections:
From Talmay
to Auxonne:
between the
prairie and the
river, this part
of the ‘blue
way’ offers
great cultural
stopovers in the
towns along
the banks of the
Saône, all along the circuit’s 36 km / 22 mi.
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Along the Saône River
The Burgundy Canal
This landscaped English-style
park, designed in the 19th
century and listed as ‘Jardin
remarquable’ (‘Remarkable
Garden’, a label granted by the Ministry of Culture) since 2004, is
spread out over 8 hectares / 19 acres. It has maintained the classical appearance of a landscaped garden, including a large terraced
kitchen garden, an orchard, a water garden, a flowering prairie
and woodlands. The park offers a great variety of atmospheres and
biotopes, and constitutes a harmonious interaction between garden,
landscape and village.
Historic train
Leave the former train station
of Bligny-sur-Ouche and enjoy a
historic train ride to Pont-d’Ouche
along the Ouche valley on one of
the first railroads in France.
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This medieval city with red
roofs stands proudly on a promontory of pink granite. Here
you will discover the charm of
half-timbered houses, an elegant collegial church, a castle
keep and the Tour de l’Orle
d’Or, together with ramparts
and streets, each more picturesque than the last.
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Cap Canal and the boat
La Billebaude
An unusual cruise awaits you at the upper tip of the Burgundy Canal at Cap Canal, the Burgundy Canal interpretation centre. The experience of historic seamen is yours:
cross through the vault - a lighted underground passage
extending over 3,333 m / 10,935 ft - and discover flowerdecked locks aboard La Billebaude, a tourist boat powered by solar electric energy carrying up to 50 passengers.
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This town, the birthplace
of the naturalist GeorgesLouis Leclerc, Comte de
Buffon, is built on terraces
along a hillside overlooked
by a vast park (Park Buffon)
surrounded by the remains
of the Château des Ducs de
Bourgogne. The Site-Musée-Buffon also includes
the fine arts museum and
the former orangery (Musée Buffon).
Castle gardens
and grounds
On a rocky spur overlooking the Burgundy Canal and the copses
of the Auxois region stands this imposing medieval fortress. It
watches over a prosperous little village filled with flowers, where
the lovely stone architecture of houses decorated with pediments
and staircase turrets dates from the 15th and 16th centuries. In
fact, this village is listed as one of the ‘Most Beautiful Villages of
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The circuit follows the Burgundy
Canal from Migennes (in the Yonne
area) to Dijon (in Côte-d’Or). This
delightful, relatively easy bike path
stretches along 125 km / 77 mi of
Côte-d’Or’s converted towpaths.
However, it is possible to continue
beyond, as this ‘véloroute’ is part of
the Burgundy bike tour (or Tour de
Bourgogne à vélo), which covers
600 km / 372 mi in all.
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The many historical and cultural riches of the
capital of the Dukes of Burgundy have brought
Dijon the label ‘Ville d’Art et d’Histoire’ (‘City of
Art and History’), highlighting the remarkable
conservation of its numerous historic buildings.
«Veloroute» bike path
along the Burgundy Canal
Inland waterways
Office de tourisme Rives de Saône – Antenne de Seurre
13, rue Bossuet - 21250 Seurre
Tel: 03 80 21 09 11
E-mail: [email protected]
Office de tourisme Rives de Saône*
Antenne de Saint-Jean-de-Losne - 2, rue de la Liberté
21170 Saint-Jean-de-Losne - Tel : 03 80 37 15 70
E-mail: [email protected]
Office de tourisme d’Auxonne
11, rue de Berbis - 21130 Auxonne - Tel : 03 80 37 34 46
E-mail: [email protected]
21360 Bligny-sur-Ouche - Tel : 03 80 20 17 92
E-mail: [email protected]
Flat admission fee €8. Duration approximately 1hr 30min. Special
trains may be reserved for a group of at least 40 people.
Tel.: 03 80 49 21 59
E-mail: [email protected]
Pouilly-en-Auxois. Cap Canal and the boat La Billebaude
Cap Canal - Port de Plaisance - 21320 Pouilly-en-Auxois
Tel.: 03 80 90 77 36 - Website:
E-mail: [email protected]
Group tours from €14.50 to €23.50. One person admitted free for
every 20 paying passengers.
Office de tourisme - 2, place Gaveau - 21140 Semur-en-Auxois
Tel.: 03 80 97 05 96 - Website:
E-mail: [email protected]
Office de tourisme du canton de Pontailler-sur-Saône
3, rue du 8 mai 1945 - 21270 Pontailler-sur-Saône
Tel.: 03 80 47 84 42
E-mail: [email protected]
Le Vagabondo
11, rue des Forges - 21000 Dijon - Tel : 03 80 44 11 41
E-mail: [email protected]
Barbirey-sur-Ouche. Castle gardens and grounds
2, rue du Château - 21410 Barbirey-sur-Ouche - Tel : 03 80 49 08 81
E-mail: [email protected]
Group rate from €5. Guided tour €7.
Bligny-sur-Ouche. Historic train.
Gare de Bligny-sur-Ouche
Office de tourisme de Montbard - Place Henri Vincenot
21500 Montbard - Tel.: 03 80 92 53 81
E-mail: [email protected]
Quai National - 21170 Saint-Jean-de-Losne - Tel : 06 07 42 75 54
E-mail: [email protected]
Rates go from €10 (commented cruise of 1hr 30min) to €85.50
(7hr cruise with meal service). Group rates are applicable for a minimum 20 people. Total capacity 80 to 120 people. Free admission
for driver and extra person with a group of at least 20 people.
Port de Plaisance - 21170 Saint-Jean-de-Losne - Tel : 03 80 29 13 81
E-mail: [email protected]
Tailor-made holidays. Prices upon request.
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Practical info
Promotion manager at Côte-d’Or Tourisme
19, rue Ferdinand de Lesseps 21000 DIJON
Tel : 03 80 63 66 95 - Fax : 03 80 49 90 97
[email protected] -
You’ll find: - other ideas for outdoor activities on the ‘Nature – Atypical and ecotourism’ information sheet.
- other ideas for activities, accommodation and restaurants on the other information sheets
published by Côte-d’Or Tourisme or on the website
The activities mentioned in this document were selected based on the following criteria: offering
an activity having to do with inland waterways / major sites near the waterways of the Saône
River or the Burgundy Canal or that have not been mentioned on another information sheet on
the same theme.
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