Digoin

Digoin with her amazing river Loire Aqueduct, ideal starting point for combined cycling and boating for  the beautiful towpaths

Digoin is a central point for canal boating. The town lies in the heart of the Charolais region and with its famous white cattles, but it is also at the junction of 3 canals. To the south, on the Canal from Roanne to Digoin, also called “the quiet canal”, you will cruise right in the middle of the fields of Brionnais along the Loire River. It is an invitation to make random stops in the shade of trees. To the east, the Canal du Centre between the Saône River and the Loire River runs through the Ceramic valley to Paray le Monial, a small town famous for its Roman Art. Then it brings you to the Maranges Vineyards, known as “Côtes Chalonnaises”. To the northwest,the Canal Latéral à la Loire runs through historical towns like Decize and Nevers.

Southern Burgundy – Canal du Centre : Digoin to Châlon sur Saône

Length: 112 km;
Headroom: 350 cm;
Locks: 61;
Draught: 180 cm;
Maximum length of boat: 385 m

The Canal du Centre links to the shortest navigable way between Paris, Lyon and the Mediteranian Sea. For this reason there is a lot of commercial traffic on it. You may well cross 2-3 barges a day. This canal with its charming surroundings is unfortunately not very well developed for tourists. In Chagny, Montceau and Paray le Monial however you can find everything you need. Chagny is proud of its ***star restaurant (Lameloise) and Paray le Monial with the „Basilique du Sacré Coeur“ is were the order of Sacré Coeur was founded.

km Place Information
0 Digoin anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet treibstoff restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel slip_kran werft mechaniker dock
102 Paray le Monial anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel
86 Palinges anlegestelle restaurant lebensmittel mechaniker
81 Genelard anlegestelle restaurant lebensmittel
66 Montceau les Mines anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel
60 Blancy anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel
53 Montchanin anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant werft mechaniker
47 Forge anlegestelle wasser restaurant lebensmittel
43 St. Julien sur Dheune anlegestelle restaurant lebensmittel
37 St. Berain sur Dheune anlegestelle restaurant lebensmittel
32 St. Leger sur Dheune anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet treibstoff restaurant lebensmittel slip_kran
24 Remigny anlegestelle restaurant lebensmittel
22 Chagny anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel mechaniker
3 Chalon sur Saône anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet treibstoff restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel slip_kran werft mechaniker dock

Bourgogne: Canal Latéral à la Loire – from Digoin to Briare

Length: 196 km;
Headroom: 350 cm;
Locks: 37;
Draught: 180 cm;
Maximum length of boat: 38,5 x 5 mtrs

The Canal Latéral à la Loire follows the not navigable beautiful river Loire and connects the Canal de Briare with the Canal du Centre in Digoin. Near Decize it meets the Canal du Nivernais.
It offers a good infrastructure for tourism. It is well developed and has very nice landing-places. In St.Satur one can combine a stop with a visit to the very famous vineyards of Sancerre. A visit to Nevers and Decize is also recommendable. We have bases in Briare and Digoin.

km Place Information
5 Digoin anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel slip_kran werft
14 Coulanges anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant lebensmittel
17 Pierrefitte anlegestelle wasser restaurant lebensmittel
26 Diou anlegestelle wasser restaurant lebensmittel
30 Dompierre sur Besbre anlegestelle wasser restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel
39 Beaulon anlegestelle wasser restaurant lebensmittel
40 Garnat / Engievre anlegestelle wasser restaurant alle_geschaefte lebensmittel slip_kran
52 Cannay anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant lebensmittel
66 Decize anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet treibstoff restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel slip_kran mechaniker
75 Avril sur Loire anlegestelle
80 Fleury sur Loire anlegestelle wasser restaurant lebensmittel
100 Nevers anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel slip_kran mechaniker
104 Plagny anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant lebensmittel slip_kran
110 Le Guetin anlegestelle restaurant lebensmittel
120 Cours les Barres anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant lebensmittel
125 Marseilles les Aubigny anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet treibstoff restaurant lebensmittel slip_kran werft mechaniker dock
128 Beffes anlegestelle restaurant lebensmittel
133 Argenvieres anlegestelle restaurant
137 La Chapelle Montlinard anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant
143 Herry anlegestelle restaurant lebensmittel slip_kran
156 Menetrol anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant alle_geschaefte lebensmittel
160 Saint Thibault anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant alle_geschaefte lebensmittel werft mechaniker dock
165 Bannay anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant lebensmittel
174 Le Re anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant lebensmittel
175 Sury anlegestelle restaurant lebensmittel
179 Belleville anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant hotel lebensmittel slip_kran
182 Mambray anlegestelle lebensmittel
184 Beaulieu anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet alle_geschaefte lebensmittel
190 Chatillon sur Loire anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel
196 Briare anlegestelle wasser elektrizitaet restaurant hotel alle_geschaefte lebensmittel mechaniker dock

Suggestions for cruises from Digoin

Week-end
Digoin – Génelard – Digoin : 66 km – 22 locks – 13 hours

Mini week
Digoin – Briennon – Digoin : 86 km – 16 locks – 19 hours

One week
Digoin – Roanne – Digoin – Paray le Monial – Digoin : 140 km – 28 locks – 32 hours
Digoin – Ecuisses – Digoin : 128 km – 62 locks – 36 hours
Digoin – Nevers – Digoin : 198 km – 44 locks – 32 hours

One week one-way
Digoin – Chatillon en Bazois : 117 km – 38 locks – 27 hours

Two weeks
Digoin – Louhans – Digoin : 384 km – 132 locks – 69 hours

In 4 weeks: Circuit of Burgundy
Departing Digoin or Pontailler sur Saône by the Canal du Nivernais, the Yonne, Burgundy Canal, the Saone, the Canal du Centre.

In 5 weeks: the large loop
Departing from Digoin Pontailler sur Saône, the side channel of the Loire, Briare canal, the Canal du Loing, Yonne, Burgundy Canal, the Saone, the Canal du Centre.