Canal de Roanne à Digoin
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The "peaceful canal"

This canal was built between 1830 and 1836 to cover the 55 km between Roanne and Digoin, and is worthy of its nickname thanks to the quiet and naturally beautiful banks.

It is of course possible to explore the canal aboard a barge or an electric boat, or on foot or by bicycle along the towpath.

Hire a boat

Relax

There are various holiday gîtes, bed and breakfasts and furnished rentals along the canal:

In the footsteps of Roman art

Historic discoveries

Around the canal, you can admire the unmissable Roman monuments of the Brionnais: Baugy Romanesque church, St Hilaire collegiate church in Semur-en-Brionnas and many more!

If you are a fan of Roman art, come and explore the 100 Romanesque churches of the Brionnais!

In the footsteps of Roman art in the Brionnais

 

 

Tour du Moulin à Marcigny
Mélanie DAGONNEAU
Tour du Moulin à Marcigny Mélanie DAGONNEAU
Vue sur Iguerande
Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme
Vue sur Iguerande Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme
Montceaux-L'Etoile
Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme
Eglise romane St-Pierre et St-Paul à Montceaux-L'Etoile Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme
Tympan de l'église de Semur-en-Brionnais
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Tympan de l'église de Semur-en-Brionnais Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Original outing along the canal

Walking with a donkey

What a great way to explore Roanne Canal in Digoin!

Bougres d'Anes organise outings so you can take your time exploring the area, in a way that is highly popular with the youngest members of the family!

Find out more about Bougres d’Anes
Randonnée avec un âne, le long du Canal de Roanne à Digoin
Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme
Pont canal de Digoin
Mathieu / Voyages à deux

Along the Loire

When you arrive in Digoin, don't miss the ObservaLoire, an educational museum devoted to the famous last wild river of Europe and its canals!

Also to discover:

  • The Les Ligériades Festival: various activites to celebrate the river (exhibitions, conferences, open-air cinema, circus and theatre shows, canoeing down the Loire, café-théâtre, concert with cocktails and so much more.)
  • Les Voix d'Eau de l'Eté: A gourmet and cultural event, over one week and several stages, to celebrate Roanne Canal in Digoin!

Find out about the ObservaLoire in Digoin

Vache charolaise
T.Rizet/SMPCB

Explore the Charolais-Brionnais territory

The canal is just one of the many highlights of this rural territory, the Charolais-Brionnais. This pocket-sized territory offers the very best of Burgundy: good local products including the famous "Charolaise" beef, good wine, unspoilt natural environment, historic heritage.

Stay in the Charolais-Brionnais

En résumé
A propos
Tour du Moulin à Marcigny Mélanie DAGONNEAU
Vue sur Iguerande Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme
Eglise romane St-Pierre et St-Paul à Montceaux-L'Etoile Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme
Tympan de l'église de Semur-en-Brionnais Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme