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Waterway holidays on the Saône
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Pontailler-sur-Saône, a town in Burgundy that’s well worth getting to know
As its name indicates, the town of, Pontailler-sur-Saône developed over the centuries along the Saône, one of the best rivers in France for waterway tourism. Its first inhabitants, the Gauls, settled several centuries ago at the top of Mount Ardoux. Over the centuries, the town’s strategic location on the banks of the famous river secured its reputation among bargemen as a well-known port of call.
A departure town for a host of waterway cruises
Pleasure boats have now replaced barges in Pontailler-sur-Saône. This is the home of our waterway base, where you’ll be able to pick up your licence-free rental boat. Take the opportunity to climb Mount Ardoux before boarding. You can admire the statue of Virgin Mary and, above all, enjoy breath-taking views. The Saône plain promises you an unforgettable cruise, while Monts du Jura invites you to get away from it all on a walk or cycle ride. It’ll then be time to go through the administrative formalities as you prepare for your next departure.
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Set off from Pontailler-sur-Saône and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:
74km - 4 locks
Pontailler sur Saône > Saint Jean de Losne > Pontailler sur Saône
114km - 12 locks
Pontailler sur Saône > Savoyeux > Pontailler sur Saône
104km - 22 locks
Pontailler sur Saône > Dôle > Pontailler sur Saône
136km - 48 locks
Pontailler sur Saône > Dijon > Pontailler sur Saône
194km - 8 locks
Pontailler sur Saône > Chalon sur Saône > Pontailler sur Saône
208km - 22 locks
Pontailler sur Saône > Scey sur Saône > Pontailler sur Saône
213km - 33 locks
Pontailler sur Saône > Chagny > Louhans
411km - 50 locks
Pontailler sur Saône > Saint Léger sur Dheune > Louhans > Pontailler sur Saône
294km - 78 locks
Pontailler sur Saône > Montchanin > Pontailler sur Saône
310km - 34 locks
Pontailler sur Saône > Corre > Pontailler sur Saône
218km - 66 locks
Pontailler sur Saône > Besançon > Pontailler sur Saône
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