A canal that flows past vineyards, meadows and beautiful heritage sites

This narrow, winding canal is 112 km long and offers a picturesque route between Saône and Loire along the EuroVelo6.

Since it was first dug out at the end of the 18th century, it has contributed to the economic boom of the mining town of Montceau-les-Mines, and is still partially in use today

This canal will lead you past the Côte Chalonnaise and Côte de Beaune vineyards and through the green Charolais meadows, used for cattle breeding. For a spot of culture, stop off in Paray-le-Monial, a hotspot for Roman art and pilgrimage, before going to admire the superb aqueduct that straddles the Loire in Digoin. It is an impressive 234 m long!

Alain DOIRE - BFC Tourisme
Cyclisme Saint-Leger-sur-Dheune Alain DOIRE - BFC Tourisme
Alain DOIRE - BFC Tourisme
Pont-canal Digoin Alain DOIRE - BFC Tourisme
Paray-le-Monial
Alain DOIRE - BFC Tourisme
Paray-le-Monial Alain DOIRE - BFC Tourisme
Franck Juillot
Génelard sur le canal du Centre Franck Juillot
Ideas for stays

Why not come in the autumn?

CBP
For an afternoon

on a boat trip

Welcome aboard the "Ville de Digoin" boat.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the water, through the natural environment. Admire the aqueduct and cross through at least one lock. The crew on-board is on-hand to unveil all the secrets of this world on the river.

Depending on the boat trip you choose, you'll be on one of three canals: Canal du Centre, Loire side canal or Roanne Canal. The geographical location means you can explore three different "terroirs": the Charolais, Bourbonnais and Brionnais. Whether you choose a standard boat trip or a cruise with lunch, you're guaranteed an enjoyable experience.

Come aboard this boat

En résumé
A propos
Cyclisme Saint-Leger-sur-Dheune Alain DOIRE - BFC Tourisme
Pont-canal Digoin Alain DOIRE - BFC Tourisme
Paray-le-Monial Alain DOIRE - BFC Tourisme
Génelard sur le canal du Centre Franck Juillot