From the Seille to the Burgundy Canal, and the Saône to the Rhone-Rhine CanalFrom Louhans
Bresse is a region well known for its culinary and gastronomic specialties, beginning with the famous poultry that bears its name. It’s also a destination that really lends itself to waterway cruises. Discover all this in Louhans, where you can pick up your licence-free rental boat.
Set off for your waterway cruise from Louhans and really get away from it all
Before you pick up your licence-free rental boat, you really should treat yourself to a tour of a town very characteristic of the Bressane tradition. Stroll the streets of the old medieval village and marvel at the half-timbered houses and Bressane farms. You’ll be able to admire many of these during your next waterway cruise, so familiarise yourself with this picturesque architecture. The arcades along Grande Rue will nevertheless be the highlight of your visit to the town, reminding you of its centuries-long importance as a market for the entire region. You’ll then be able to extend this change of scenery by training in how to handle your houseboat, on which you’ll spend an unforgettable holiday.
A 100% nature-based cruise through the wetlands of Bresse
Welcome to Bresse, a region where the weather is fine and the landscapes enchanting. A great place to embrace the pleasures characteristic of waterway tourism and, departing from Louhans, delight your whole crew as you travel through the many locks that will punctuate your cruise. To this will be added the treasures of a well-preserved natural environment, with a mix of ponds, marshy areas and wetlands. You’ll be greeted in the early morning by the enigmatic sight of the mist over the water. Try your hand at some improvised fishing as you moor your boat on the banks of the canal. Your whole crew will also be able to enjoy a spot of bird watching at Truchère nature reserve. There’ll be many ideas for activities to enrich your cruise between the Seine and Saône. And don’t forgot to taste two of the region’s other delights during your weekend waterway cruise or week/two-week-long single trip : Bresse chicken and frogs’ legs.
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suggested itineraries Tested and approved
Set off from Louhans and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:
|Aller-retour||76km - 6 locks||12h||Louhans > La Truchère > Louhans|
|Aller-retour||200km - 10 locks||22h||Louhans > Chalon sur Saône > Verdun sur le Doubs > Louhans|
|Aller-retour||196km - 10 locks||21h||Louhans > Mâcon > Tournus > Chalon sur Saône > Louhans|
|Aller-retour||222km - 42 locks||35h||Louhans > Chalon sur Saône > Santenay > Saint Léger sur Dheune > Louhans|
|Aller-retour||270km - 14 locks||28h||Louhans > Saint Jean de Losne > Louhans|
|Aller-simple||172km - 9 locks||25h||Louhans > Pontailler sur Saône|
|Aller-simple||213km - 33 locks||31h||Louhans > Chagny > Pontailler sur Saône|
|Aller-retour||384km - 132 locks||69h||Louhans > Digoin > Louhans|