Montargis, the capital of the Gatinais region, has numerous navigable waterways and the curious rock formations at Nemours will be the highlights of any cruise. The Canal du Loing cuts through wooded banks along the Loing Valley while the Canal de Briare runs through Rogny with its seven locks, commissioned long ago by Henry IV. Cruises south from Briare including sailing along the famous aqueduct built by Gustave Eiffel. Those wanting the peace of a canal and the spectacular beauty of the Loire Valley with its many chateaux will appreciate cruising on the Canal Latéral à la Loire which runs beside the River Loire. The hilltop village of Sancerre, well-known for its white wines and creamy goats’ cheese is a popular place to visit, along with the Roman town of Nevers, famous for its fine porcelain and Ducal Palace. Further west, the River Cher has its picturesque highlights.
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