Le long de la voie Bleue en vélo
Guillaume Robert-Famy
Cycling along the Saône

Pedal along the Voie Bleue

The Voie Bleue Moselle-Saône is an excellent way to explore this river and the surrounding area at your own pace, and is a very pleasant cycle path!

Find out more about this cycle route

Fête traditionnelle du 'Pardon des mariniers' à St-Jean-de-Losne
Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme

Saint-Jean-de-Losne

The port here is the leading river port in France, and every year in June, the big traditional celebration, the "Pardon des Mariniers" takes place here.

L'arsenal Vauban - Auxonne
Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme

Auxonne

And the Vauban Arsenal, one of the rare to still be completely preserved.

Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme

Verdun-sur-le-Doubs

Capital of the "pôchouse", a dish made with fish from the Doubs and the Saône.

En bateau, sur la Saône

Set off on a peaceful cruise along this beautiful river: drift past the surrounding landscapes, and you'll have time to observe them, reflect, and daydream. A real change of scenery as you prepare to pass through each lock, and meet other visitors or boaters along your way. 

Recommendation: bring your bike aboard the boat to be able to explore the surrounding area easily...

Reasons to hire a boat in Burgundy

 

Plaisancier sur la Saône à Tournus
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Plaisancier sur la Saône à Tournus Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Apéritif à bord d'un bateau fluvial habitable
Le Boat
Apéritif à bord d'un bateau fluvial habitable Le Boat

Drop your anchor!

Quais de Chalon-sur-Saône
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme

Chalon-sur-Saône

Birthplace of photography

Vue sur la Saône, Tournus et son abbaye Saint-Philibert
Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme

Tournus

Hotspot for Roman art with Saint-Philibert Abbey

Mâcon
Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme

Mâcon

Follow the "Tracé de la Plume" trail and explore French poet Lamartine's town

Réserve écologique des Maillys
Côte-d'Or Tourisme © PH. GILLET

A closer look at a pretty section of the Saône, near Dijon

By bike or by boat, the banks of the Saône between Vingeanne and the Val de Saône await for a great getaway on or near the water.

The Saône, a stone's throw from Dijon

Accommodation

If you are not coming here by boat, here are some ideas of places to stay overnight (or longer) on the banks of the Saône.

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Plaisancier sur la Saône à Tournus Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Apéritif à bord d'un bateau fluvial habitable Le Boat