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Houseboats on the Canal Latéral à la Loire

From Digoin

The charming town of Digoin in Burgundy was the first place Les Canalous was established, in the early 1980s. We’ve been receiving holiday makers here for nearly 40 years, allowing them to discover the pleasures of a waterway cruise. Draw upon our expertise, as well as our perfect knowledge of the region, and choose a houseboat rental for a new kind of holiday experience…

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Waterway tourism : a passionate and fascinating history in Digoin

You’ll receive the best wel­come at our Digoin water­way base. Choose your boat from the wide range avail­able and let us train you to cap­tain your licence-free boat. You can then embark and start your water­way cruise. Digoin has a wide range of routes for you to choose from. The Loire runs through the town, which offers direct access to many cruise ideas. We’ll help you put togeth­er your itin­er­ary on the Canal Latéral à la Loire, Canal du Cen­tre or Canal de Roanne à Digoin. Whichev­er water­way cruise you have in mind, you’ll enjoy the sooth­ing rhythm of your licence-free boat, the plea­sure of going through locks and all the sim­ple delights of water­way tourism. Before you embark, don’t for­get to admire one of the town’s high­lights as you take in the canal bridge cross­ing the riv­er Loire.

Gastronomic pleasures and a change of scenery : the delights of Burgundy from the water

Whether you’re head­ing North or South, there are sev­er­al tow­paths to delight cycling and walk­ing fans. You can stop off wher­ev­er you please dur­ing your cruise and vis­it the many vil­lages on your route. You may also like to head for the mari­na in Roanne town cen­tre – an invi­ta­tion to relax and enjoy your­self, stand­ing you in good stead for your house­boat cruise. Bur­gundy wine, snails and Charo­lais beef are just some of the region’s culi­nary delights you’re like­ly to enjoy on board. You’ll also have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to take in its rich her­itage – a vis­it to Paray le Moni­al is a must, to admire the impos­ing Basilique du Sacré Cœur.

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suggested itineraries Tested and approved

Set off from Digoin and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:

Aller-retour 66km - 22 locks 13h Digoin > Génelard > Digoin
Aller-retour 86km - 16 locks 19h Digoin > Briennon > Digoin
One week
Aller-retour 140km - 28 locks 32h Digoin > Roanne > Digoin > Paray le Monial > Digoin
Aller-retour 128km - 62 locks 36h Digoin > Ecuisses > Digoin
Aller-retour 198km - 44 locks 32h Digoin > Nevers > Digoin
Aller-simple 117km - 38 locks 27h Digoin > Châtillon en Bazois
Two weeks
Aller-retour 384km - 132 locks 69h Digoin > Louhans > Digoin