Fantastic Nivernais Cruise on 33' Canal Boat for 6 Person
Take a fantastic cruise along the Canal du Nivernais and Yonne river in France by boat! Reserve "The Classic Nivernais Cruise" aboard the 33' Canal Boat for up to 6 people. For around $1119 USD per night and preferred minimum of 3-nights minimum, you can have a great time in France. Rates: • $1119 USD per night (3-nights minimum) What's included in the price? • Renting the boat and its equipment • A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect • Towels and linen for all passengers • A boat handling demo • Technical support • On-board cruising information • Locks free (except in Ireland & Holland) What's not included in the price? • Any additional extras & services • Boat damage waiver, Fuel cost & deposits • Travel from/to the base(s) • Mooring fees • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance What You Can Expect: You feel serenity wash over you when tying up at the beautiful village of Vermenton to explore and then dine out at a lovely café. The Classic Nivernais Cruise The narrow streets and quaint shops in Vermenton entice you to trek and cycle, and perhaps to stop for a bite to eat. You’ve already enjoyed good times in lively Auxerre, a Gothic city with a soaring cathedral. Now it’s time for some wine tasting in Tannay! Long a favored stop on a Classic Nivernais Cruise boat rent in France, you’re delighted with the village and its white wines! Your Cruise Details • Waterways: Canal du Nivernais River Yonne • Distance: 100 km • Locks: 50 • Cruising time: 28 hrs • Lock types: Easy to operate locks with lock-keepers Main Activities Along the Way Explore a grand château - The Château de Régennes in Appoigny is beautifully furnished and well worth visiting. Amble in historic Auxerre - The old quarter in Auxerre is filled with intriguing shops, galleries, and museums. Check out the cafés! Delight in local wines - The Cave de la Co-opérative (wine cooperative) in Tannay welcomes you for wine tastings. Mammoths, eagles and snails - Kids will love the more than 1,500 exhibits in Auxerre's wonderful Natural History Museum! Angle for feisty trout - Catch a tasty dinner at the trout farm in the former 11th-century Abbey de Crisenon in Pregilbert! Explore cool medieval ruins - The castle walls and tower at Châtel-Censoir are vestiges of the past that capture your imagination! Browse in eclectic shops - Mediaeval Chitry-les-Mines, once a silver mining centre, easily draws you into its charming embrace. Jousting fun on the river - Cheer and shout with excitement as you watch the summer river jousts in picturesque Clemercy! A preserved nature - Sail the peaceful waterways of the Nivernais and observe the beauty of a preserved nature. Enjoy the regional fares - Discover the tasteful gastronomy of the region with its delicious beef, its numerous cheeses, and why not even the famous Burgundy snails? Riding around - Cycle along the canal banks and appreciate the sight of natural and quiet landscapes. Key Towns and Villages on your Cruise Migennes Migennes is ideally situated at the head of the Canal de Bourgogne, the Rivers Yonne and Armançon. Here, you will walk with pleasure into the green public spaces, or along the flower-lined streets. Take time to see the pretty church, Christ-Roi. Bassou This tiny village is situated on the banks of the River Yonne. Explore the beautiful church Sainte-Croix, which dates from the 16th century and visit an ancient and pretty washing basin that used to serve the village decades ago. Appoigny 2km inland, you could easily miss this village from the canal. It's worth a stop though; rich in history and well known for its restaurants, hotels and architecture. Gurgy This mooring is great for perhaps your first overnight stop - pleasant and secure, with a well tended path you can easily cycle along to stretch your legs. Take time to see the church St André, fortified in the 13th century, and ancient postal stage, the barrage and the fish ladder. The chateau here was destroyed by fire in 1979. Auxerre Auxerre is the largest city of the area, steeped in history and bustling with markets, shops and French pâtisseries. You will enjoy exploring the old winding streets with its traditional French timbered buildings, shopping, dining out and visiting the impressive cathedral and churches which dominate the skyline on your approach. Vaux Cycle along the cyclepaths to Champs-sur-Yonne or to the hilltop through Vaux for wonderful views of the St-Bris le-Vineux hills and vineyards. Visit the 'lavoir', ancient washhouse and beautiful church near the mooring. Champs-sur-Yonne In Dampierre, a peaceful and pretty village, you can take a tour of the local church or walk along the bank of the Canal Monsieur. Just beside the village you will find Patouillet pond, a calming place to relax. Vincelles-Vincelottes Welcome to Vincelles-Vincelottes, a pretty village worth visiting for its good restaurants downtown, particularly if you enjoy the tasty wine of the region. There are also a number of walking paths on the edge of town. Accolay Accolay is surrounded by verdant countryside and vines on the hillside. Moor here for a peaceful stroll around this pretty town. Vermenton In this pretty little village, take time to visit the church from the twelfth century and the Tour of Meridian and its sundial. Have a walk downtown into the winding streets to discover the old wash basin that people used here decades ago. On the outskirts of town, the views along the verdant vineyards are a real treat to see. Bazarnes This is a lovely place to stop a while to walk or cycle along the towpath and lanes. Visit the pretty church, or dine in one of the fine restaurants. Pregilbert Pregilbert is a quiet hamlet. Moor here, walk downtown and see the old Roman church on the outskirts of town. It's a perfect place for a peaceful walk. Mailly-le-Château Welcome to Mailly-Le-Château, a quiet and friendly town. Find the beautiful hiking paths on the outskirts of the town, especially La terasse, leading you to places with wonderful views over the valley. Merry-sur-Yonne Merry-Sur-Yonne is a quiet and charming village surrounded by countryside. Moor here and take a walk downtown to discover the Saint-Etienne church. Go exploring and find the old wash basin that used to work decades ago - a nice place to have a rest. Châtel-Censoir Welcome to this peaceful and inviting village. In Chatel-Censoir, you will enjoy exploring the 15th century church, the natural landscapes all around, and the good restaurants. Lucy-sur-Yonne Welcome to Lucy-Sur-Yonne, a peaceful little village where you'll discover a romanesque church built in the 11th century and several good walking paths. Coulanges-sur-Yonne Coulanges-Sur-Yonne is a charming little village. Here, you may discover the pottery du Coutât Grimon, which has been in production for decades and produces some beautiful items. Take time to walk along the paths along the enchanting canal banks, or to dine in one of the many good restaurants. Clamecy Welcome to Clamecy, a beautiful and flower-filled city. Come here and discover sights like the pretty City Hall, or the gothic church Saint-Martin and its great tower. Take a walk as well to see the church Notre-Dame-De-Bethléem. Chevroches Chevroches is a peaceful and charming little village surrounded by lush green countryside. Go exploring and soak up the serene athmosphere. Villiers-sur-Yonne Villiers-Sur-Yonne is a pretty little village surrounded by nature. Moor here and appreciate the peaceful athmosphere around the village. A perfect place to have a rest. Tannay Tannay is a pretty little village that has existed for centuries. After it was destroyed during the 14th century, people decided to build fortifications around it and they can still be seen today. What To Expect Onboard: Countess canal boats sport luxurious accommodations throughout! This 33-foot craft is a popular model in Le Boat’s fleet for family vacations. Sleeping a maximum of six, the Countess is a great canal boat rent well-appointed with warm and inviting wood cabinets and extensive interior space. The grand saloon has a radio/CD player (some have flat-screen TV/DVD players), and the large rear deck is an ideal venue for socializing and watching the scenery glide by! Interior & Saloon • The central saloon with convertible double love seat bed has a radio/CD player and an inside steering station. • The spacious U-shaped kitchen/galley has an electric refrigerator, stove, sink, and lots of cabinet space. Cabins & Bathrooms • The forward cabin's two single beds and adjacent shower and toilet are great for children or two adults. • Ideal for Mom and Dad, the extremely private stateroom at the rear of the boat has a double bed and an en-suite shower and toilet. Sundeck & Features • The rear sundeck is large and well suited for entertaining. The second steering station affords excellent visibility. • The swim platform runs the full width of the boat. It also makes getting on and off the boat easier at the dock. • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power. There's also 220-volt shore power. • The Countess is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine. Additional Services: Options and Extras To enhance your experience, you can add extras & services to your vacation. The availabilities and prices of the extras will be confirmed at start of your booking. Bicycles To explore the countryside or just get to the boulangerie. • Standard: $60 per week • Child / Tag-along: $46 per week Lantern For alfresco dining on the sundeck of your boat. • Lantern: $14 per week Parking • Open-air locked parking: From $53 USD per car/day • Garage: From $70 USD per car/day Car Transfer • $175 - $420 depending on the route Stand Up Paddle Board • $119 per board per week Top Deck Cushions Enjoy extra comfort with top deck cushions, perfect for sitting and sunbathing on! • Pack of 2: $7 per week Pets Take the whole family with you! Two pets allowed per boat. • $55 per animal per week Cleaning • Eco-Pack: $15 • Cleaning Service: $110 to $210 (depending on boat model) Early Check-in & Late Check-out • Early Check-in: $125 (subject to availability) • Late Check-out: $125 (subject to availability) Special Occasion Gift Basket Order a special occasion gift basket full of local delicacies and regional specialities, this is a great mark to celebrate a birthday or a special occasion. • Gift Basket: $100 If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 6 guests
- Houseboats & Sleepaboards
- Canal Boat
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Wheel steering
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
0% refund up to 30 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
If You Cancel Your Holiday Cancellation Terms: To cancel a reservation, the Renter should notify the Company in writing. Period before departure in which you notify the Company and Cancellation Penalty: More than 70 days prior to departure date: Deposit is non-refundable Between 70 and 43 days prior to departure date: 45% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 42 and 15 days prior to departure date: 60% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 14 days and departure date: 100% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable If You Change Your Booking If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date (in the same season only), destination or boat, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. The price of your holiday may increase or decrease to reflect the changes requested by you. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of US$140 (more than 70 days prior to departure) or US$250 (between 70 and 15 days prior to departure) per booking amendment and any further cost we incur in making this alteration and any increase in the cost of your trip. Please note that no changes or rescheduling are permitted less than 14 days prior to departure. Please check whether your holiday insurance will cover any changes or increased costs resulting from a change. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible.