The waterways around Burgundy and the Franche Comté are peaceful and unspoilt, offering long stretches of uninterrupted cruising, with few locks to break the relaxed and steady progress. This marvellous region in central eastern France has a large choice of cruising opportunities, including the Canal du Rhône au Rhin, the Petite Saône, the Grande Saône and the Seille rivers. Rolling hills, wheat fields and flower-filled meadows border these scenic waterways. Cruise gently past scented pine forests, lakes, nesting sites and waterfalls with continuous new sights along the way. The many charming historic towns, a legacy from the region’s former golden age, will provide an opportunity to stop, explore and marvel. Romanesque monuments, castles and abbeys are complemented by cities of culture, crammed with art treasures and historic relics. Breathtaking Fontenay Abbey, the famous mediaeval hospice at Beaune and the historic city of Dijon, “mustard capital of the world”, may all be on your must-see list.
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