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Chatillon en bazois

Châtillon en Bazois

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One of the main tourist attractions in Châtillion-en-Bazois is the Nivernais Canal, which was the traditional route for the transport of timber from Morvan to the capital, Paris.
Châtillion-en-Bazois can be found in the heart of the Nivernais countryside and is an ideal place to explore nature and improve your fishing technique. In this agreeable, picturesque place, everyone can find an activity to suit them, as there are many sportive activities, a wide range of walks, local craftsmens…
Or you can immerse yourself in the region’s vibrant history, learn about the time when Vercingétorix resisted Caesar, or dive into the 13th century when the great Burgundy Dukes were at the height of their power…

Navigation along the Nivernais Canal:


From the Morvan National Park, the Nivernais Canal is the link between the Loire basin and the Seine basin. Roaming through a stunningly preserved natural landscape, this canal is without doubt of the most beautiful in France. It provides all holidaymakers with a pleasing, meandering navigation.

To See:
The lakes of Baye, the ecomuseum of Brienne La Vielle (containing a collection of traditional farming equipment, ancient blacksmith tools…)

To Taste : the traditional Nivernais bread with honey from Movan

To Know :
The canal was constructed in the 18th century and served for a long time as the main transport route of timber from Morvan to Paris.

Most Important :
The town of Nevers


Discover maps of information and tourist attractions of your route from Châtillon-en-Bazois

From Châtillon en Bazois :



Mini week
Châtillon-en-Bazois - Corbigny - Châtillon-en-Bazois : 62 km - 82 locks - 21 hours
Châtillon-en-Bazois - Decize - Châtillon-en-Bazois : 102 km - 44 locks - 20 hours

One week
Châtillon-en-Bazois - Clamecy - Châtillon-en-Bazois : 126 km - 120 locks - 36 hours
Châtillon-en-Bazois - Nevers - Châtillon-en-Bazois : 176 km - 62 locks - 32 hours
One way Châtillon-en-Bazois - Digoin : 120 km - 40 locks - 25 hours
One way Châtillon-en-Bazois - Coulanges : 59 km - 57 locks - 26 hours

Three weeks
Châtillon-en-Bazois - Auxerre - Châtillon-en-Bazois : 248 km - 190 locks - 82 hours

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