Houseboats on the Canal Latéral à la LoireFrom 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…
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|
|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|
|Aller-retour||384km - 132 locks||69h||Digoin > Louhans > Digoin|