Linking up the the Yonne and Saône rivers, the Burgundy canal first flows through the valley of the Armançon and makes its way through a 3 300 long canal tunnel near Pouilly-
Departure bases with boat rental berths include Brienon-
Among the many attractions to see near the banks of the the Burgundy Canal are the Chateau de Tanlay the exceptional cistercian Abbey de Fontenay (a world heritage site) the mediaeval village of Chateauneuf. Canal mariners can even stop at Dijon where the Duke of Burgundy left such a rich heritage of architectural treasures.
No visit to Burgundy can be complete without seeing some of the most famous vineyards in the world. The “route des Grands Crus” (roughly, “road of the fine wines”) is the name of a tourist route situated in the south of the region.
The route is named because it follows from north to south the middle of the Cote d’Or escarpment, where many world-
Dijon is the capital city of the historical Burgundy region in eastern France, one of the country’s principal wine-making areas. It’s known for its traditional mustard, vineyard tours, autumn gastronomic fair and building styles ranging from Gothic to art deco. The distinguished 1787 Musée des Beaux-Arts, housed in the vast Palace of the Dukes, holds a rich collection of paintings, sculptures, crafts and antiquities.