Canal du Nivernais for your holidays afloat
Châtillon-en-Bazois, on the Nivernais canal is located between Nivernais and Morvan areas. The Nivernais canal runs along villages, castles, valleys, plains and hills, rainforests and rivers which give to this country a natural dimension that you can’t miss. Located at the meeting point of the Nivernais canal and the “Latéral à la Loire” canal, Decize is really at the parting of waterways. Romantic strolls, gastronomic scales and historic trips are expecting you sailing up along the Loire river and Nevers till Sancerre vineyards.

Canal du Nivernais

Length: 174 km;
Headroom: 250 cm;
Locks: 106;
Draught: 120 cm;
Maximum length of boat: 30,5 x 5 mtrs

The Canal du Nivernais was originally not built for boat navigation but for wood rafting. It leads us through the westerly Burgundy, from Decize on the Loire to Auxerre on the Yonne in the middle of untouched nature with woods and grazing cattle. For people who avoid bustle but like to stay near civilization. Expect rural cuisine in the southerly part and more sophisticated cuisine in the North.

km Place Information
0 Decize anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet treibstoff restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel slip_kran werft dock
5 Champvert anlegestelle wasser restaurant lebensmittel
10 km 10 anlegestelle
16 Cercy la Tour anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant slip_kran
30 Panneçot anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet lebensmittel
37 Écluse Fleury anlegestelle wasser
51 Chatillon en Bazois anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel slip_kran
66 Baye anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet treibstoff restaurant slip_kran werft mechaniker
78 Corbigny anlegestelle wasser
82 Chitry les Mines anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet treibstoff restaurant alle_geschaefte lebensmittel slip_kran mechaniker
85 Marigny sur Yonne anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet treibstoff
92 Monceaux le Compte anlegestelle wasser restaurant lebensmittel
96 Cuzy anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant
96 Tannay anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant lebensmittel
100 Asnois anlegestelle
105 Villiers sur Yonne anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet
110 Chevroches anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant
114 Clamecy anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte
119 Roches de Baseville anlegestelle wasser
121 Pousseaux restaurant lebensmittel
123 Coulanges anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant alle_geschaefte lebensmittel
133 Chatel Censoir anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant alle_geschaefte lebensmittel slip_kran
146 Mailly la Ville anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant hotel lebensmittel dock
0 Vermenton anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel slip_kran mechaniker
161 Vincelles anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant alle_geschaefte lebensmittel
163 Caves de Baily anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet
174 Auxerre anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet treibstoff restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel slip_kran werft dock

Suggestions for cruises from Châtillon-en-Bazois

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

Mini week
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 week one-way
Châtillon en Bazois, Digoin : 117 km – 38 locks – 27 hours
Châtillon en Bazois, Coulanges sur Yonne : 72 km – 62 locks – 26 hours

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

The greenest channel of Burgundy and maybe all over France. Canal du Nivernais: heavenly boating in the lovely centre of Burgundy without a license and yourself at the helm. Mooring to eat or to stay overnight where you want to stop and enjoying in numerous villages the market, walks, bike rides and culture. Should you rather prefer aone way trip  then rather go through the Canal Lateral a la Loire to arrive in Digoin or by the River Yonne in Coulanges sur Yonne.Enjoyable is that can operate the locks by yourselves.
Also enjoyt he tow pathes for cycling and walking.