Departing from Châtillon-en-Bazois

Discover all our tourist information departing from Châtillon-en-Bazois. Rent a boat or a license-free barge and cruise along the Canal du Nivernais. Explore the city of Nevers and the Abbey of Auxerre. Stroll through the markets of Clamecy or Corbigny, where you can find high-quality local products. Treat yourself to a pleasant cruise on one of the most beautiful canals in France.

Exploring the wildlife and flora
A major tourist attraction of Châtillon en Bazois, rich in history and tradition, the Canal du Nivernais tells the story of the Morvan woods to the capital.

Châtillon en Bazois, in the heart of the Nivernais countryside, is an ideal place to learn about the environment and discover the practice of fishing. In this pleasant setting, everyone can find an activity to their liking: sports, various walks, discovery of local craftsmanship… and delve into the prestigious past of the region, back to the time when Vercingetorix still resisted Caesar or in the 13th century, alongside the great Dukes of Burgundy…

Navigation on the Canal du Nivernais :
At the gates of the Morvan National Park, the Canal du Nivernais serves as a link between the Loire Basin and the Seine Basin. Winding through a preserved and high-quality natural environment, this canal is arguably the most beautiful canal in France. It offers peaceful navigation, perfect for leisurely strolls.

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Must-Visit: :
The Baye Ponds, the Eco-Museum of Brienne La Vieille (collection of agricultural equipment, old blacksmith and farrier workshops, etc.)

To Savor: Nivernais Honey Pavés (sweet shortbread with Morvan honey)

Fun Fact:
Under construction in the 18th century, the canal was long used for timber floating (building trains of logs and transporting these ‘rafts’ from Morvan to Paris)

Highlight: The city of Nevers

Route Suggestions Departing from Châtillon-en-Bazois:

Châtillon-en-Bazois, Baye, Châtillon-en-Bazois: 32 km – 16 locks – 9 hours

Châtillon-en-Bazois, Corbigny, Châtillon-en-Bazois: 54 km – 76 locks – 21 hours
Châtillon-en-Bazois, Decize, Châtillon-en-Bazois: 106 km – 44 locks – 21 hours

One Week
Châtillon-en-Bazois, Nevers, Châtillon-en-Bazois: 176 km – 60 locks – 35 hours
Châtillon-en-Bazois, Clamecy, Châtillon-en-Bazois: 126 km – 116 locks – 36 hours
One-way Châtillon-en-Bazois to Digoin: 117 km – 38 locks – 27 hours
One-way Châtillon-en-Bazois to Coulanges-sur-Yonne: 72 km – 62 locks – 26 hours
One-way Châtillon-en-Bazois to Briare: 184 km, 44 locks, 39 hours

Three Weeks
Châtillon-en-Bazois, Auxerre, Châtillon-en-Bazois: 246 km – 178 locks – 80 hours