67 km Route distance
18 Locks to cross through
Days 1 and 2

From Auxerre to Joigny

Winegrowing experience in Auxerre

Swap your boat for a bike in Auxerre. After exploring the town, including the medieval and Marine districts, head to the banks of the Yonne and the surrounding winegrowing land! Enjoy the scents in the air as you explore the vineyards. And if you are there in the autumn, you can expect an ocean of superb colours.

Discover Auxerre

Gourmet stopover in Joigny

Head for the highlands of Joigny! A picture-perfect scene will unfold before your eyes, with a wonderful combination of hills, rivers and ancient monuments. Added to this view, imagine a glass of côte St-Jacques "vin gris" and you are guaranteed to be taking the perfect memory home with you!
Then, go back down to explore this pretty town of Art and History, with its impressive half-timbered houses.
For the perfect ending to this stopover, we recommend a gourmet treat at Jean-Michel Lorain's restaurant. This chef has three Michelin stars and is a well-known face of French gastronomy.

Discover Joigny

Découvrir Auxerre en bateau sur l'Yonne
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Découvrir Auxerre en bateau sur l'Yonne Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Oenotourisme dans le vignoble de Chablis
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Oenotourisme dans le vignoble de Chablis Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Joigny en bateau sur l'Yonne
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Joigny en bateau sur l'Yonne Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Restaurant étoilé La Côte Saint Jacques
La Côte Saint Jacques / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
Restaurant étoilé La Côte Saint Jacques La Côte Saint Jacques / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
For fans of wine

Some great wines to accompany you on your trip

Which wine is best matched with a trip down the river Yonne? Red, white, rosé, sparkling? The vineyards of the Yonne have a variety of colours and flavours to offer. We particularly recommend the Chablis and the dry white wines that are renowned for their delicacy, freshness and minerality.

Day 3

From Joigny to Sens

Historic stopover in Sens

At the time of the Celtic tribes, Sens was the capital of the Senones, a daring Gallic tribe who conquered Rome in 390 BC.

This Gallo-Roman town would then later become one of the biggest archbishoprics of the Western world. In the 12th century, the very 1st Gothic cathedral in France was built here! A wonderful tall, stone monument that should not be missed while you're exploring the town.

Discover Sens

Les bords de l'Yonne à Sens
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Les bords de l'Yonne à Sens Pierre_Pichon-
Cathédrale Saint Etienne de Sens
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Cathédrale Saint Etienne de Sens Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
En résumé
A propos
Découvrir Auxerre en bateau sur l'Yonne Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Oenotourisme dans le vignoble de Chablis Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Joigny en bateau sur l'Yonne Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Restaurant étoilé La Côte Saint Jacques La Côte Saint Jacques / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
A propos
Les bords de l'Yonne à Sens Pierre_Pichon-
Cathédrale Saint Etienne de Sens Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme