You will discover the generous nature on the canals of Burgundy. With a very rich heritage, many castles, gastronomic and cultural pearls of Burgundy, intimate and enchanting landscapes with the finest vineyards. Everything that the journey on your Linssen yacht over the waterways of the most beautiful inland regions of France gives to contemplate. Choose to depart your yacht from our base in Vermenton with the Canal du Nivernais or the base in Tonnere. A living city with many shops and restaurants that will take you to discover the Burgundy Canal with your Linssen yachts.
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1 Quai du Port
F-892 70 Vermenton
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Team France Fluviale: The Gardner-Roberts and Adams families
BOURGOGNE – CANAL DU MIDI
France Afloat is a family business which has been specialising in chartering luxury yachts on the French waterways since 1993.
Although originally from the UK, Mike and Lesley Gardner-Roberts and Steve and Zoe Adams have been living “on” the French canals for over 20 years. They therefore have an enormous wealth of experience and know the French waterways perhaps better than anyone else. France Afloat has selected the best French waterways for you. In Burgundy, the company has bases on the Canal du Nivernais (Vermenton and Auxerre), on the Canal de Bourgogne (St. Florentin) and on the Canal du Midi (Languedoc-Roussillon) in Capestang and Bram.
DISCOVER TWO OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL REGIONS IN FRANCE FROM THE DECK OF YOUR LINSSEN
Vermenton is the ideal starting point from which to explore the charm of the Nivernais Canal. The stunning countryside along the river Yonne surrounds the canal with pretty villages, impressive castles and ancient churches as it rises slowly to the Morvan National Park. There is no lack of opportunity to discover local specialities, always accompanied of course by a glass of the regional wine, which justifies its reputation at any time.
The Canal du Midi, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, extends from Toulouse in the West into the Camargue and connects the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. The canal takes you past mediaeval towns and villages through France’s most fertile wine region – Languedoc Roussillon.
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French inland waterways: Cruising through Burgundy
Burgundy is a fantastic region with a fascinating culture, a wonderful gastronomic tradition and superb wines. For those who wish to discoder the less well-known delights in this area on an Linssen motor yacht from the water, The Canal du Nivernais in the French Burgundy is an excellent option.