The Canal du Nivernais

West Burgundy

 


Over 2500 kilometers of rivers and canals furrow the heart of France - the Burgundy region. The famous canal du Nivernais, connecting the Loire valley and the Seine in the north, all this offers a very nice choice of cruising. The canal was originally built for merchand traffic. In between, there is no merchand traffic anymore and the ”Nivernais” by its quietness, its beautiful valleys and hills, its pittoresque villages and vineyards invites you for discovery. The tiny village of Baye is the ideal departure location to discover all this scenery. Either direction south passing some interesting locks , towards Chatillon en Bazois with its impressive castle or direction north to visit the historical towns of Clamecy and Auxerre . Whether you have chosen direction North or South you will be delighted with the kindness of the local people and, of course, not to forget the delicious food .
 

Boats available in Nivernais.

From Baye, Mailly

 


Espade 8,50 Sittèle


Ideal for a couple

Maximum occupancy :4 persons
Adviced occupancy :2 persons
Lenght :8.50m
Beam :3.20 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :180 L
Consumption :3-4 L/h
Watertank :200 L
Heating :Air ducted.

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Belle Fleur

A very nice cruiser for two couples wishing intimacy. Classic design and easy to control from the central steering.

Maximum occupancy :7 persons
Adviced occupancy :4 persons
length :10.50 m
Beam :3.20 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :240 l
Consumption :3-4 L/H
Watertank :300 l
Heating :Air ducted

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Riviera 9,20


Pleasantly - silouhetted river cruiser. Exceptoinnal handling.
Very large U shaped dining area with many bay-windows and sliding-roof

Maximum occupancy :8 persons
Adviced occupancy :5/6 persons
Lenght :9.20m
Beam :3.40 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :180 L
Consumption :3-4 L/h
Watertank :380 L
Heating :Air ducted.

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Cardinal (commodore12.20)

A top class boat with sliding roof canopy, perfect for two couples or family cruising.


Advantages :
- Sliding canopy - Excellent accommodation for 4 people
- Solar panel - Very large cabins with 2 toilets/showers
- Radio CD, MP3, USB - 220 V plug-in for shore-power

Maximum occupancy :6 persons
Adviced occupancy :4 persons
Lenght :12.20m
Beam :3.81 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :300 L
Consumption :3-4 L/h
Watertank :400 L
Heating :Air ducted.

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Goéland (Jamaica)

This spacious boat accommodates 6 adults in 3 cabins, large central saloon with opening roof.


Advantages :
- Opening roof - Large, comfortable saloon
- Solar panel - 2 Toilets/showers
- Radio CD, MP3, USB - 220 V plug-in for shore-power

Maximum occupancy :6 persons
Adviced occupancy :6 persons
Lenght :12.20m
Beam :3.81 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :300 L
Consumption :3-4 L/h
Watertank :660 L
Heating :Air ducted

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Grand Cardinal (Commodore Plus)

Boat very comfortable and spacious, it is ideally equipped for 3 couples.


Advantages :
Opening roof
A first-class comfort
Generous interior volumes
3 toilets / showers / washbasin
Solar panel
Radio CD, MP3, USB
220V plug-in for shore-power
Equipped with bow propeller

Maximum occupancy :8 persons
Adviced occupancy :6 persons
Lenght :13,70m
Beam :3.81 m
Engine :In-board Diesel

Fuel tank capacity :300 L
Watertank :1000 L
Heating :Air ducted.

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Phénix 34 (Haines 34)

Stylish and spacious with 2 steering positions and generous accommodation.


Advantages :
- 2 steering positions - Easy control
- Upper sundeck with moulded settee - 2 toilets/showers
- Solar panel - 220 V plug-in for shore-power
- Radio CD, MP3, USB
- 2 Cabins each with : 2 Singles convertible into double bed

Maximum occupancy :6 persons
Adviced occupancy :4 persons
Lenght :10.40m
Beam :3.71 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :300 L
Consumption :3-4 L/h
Watertank :350 L
Heating :Air ducted.


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Adonis Tarpon 37


The little sister ship of Adonis Tarpon 42, this recent boat will please everyone with very large salon. This boat offers an in and out steering position. One
of the best river boat in France. A real pleasure for the captain.
 

Maximum occupancy :9 persons
Adviced occupancy :6 persons
length :11 m
Beam :3.90 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :420 l
Consumption :3-4 L/H
Watertank :1000 l
Heating : Air ducted

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Adonis Tarpon 42


One of the largest boat offered in France. This superbe river boat offers the maximum capacity allowed in France without special licence (12 persons) The best confort for 4 couples. The twin steering position will make the pride of the captain and his crew. Very large sundeck. We recommend this boat to people with expérience in canal or river boating.
 

Maximum occupancy : 12 persons .
Adviced occupancy : 8 to 10 persons .
length :12.93 m
Beam :4.20 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :350 l
Consumption :3-4 L/H
Watertank :900 l
Heating : Air ducted

 

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A few advice

 

A

ssurance :All our boats are fully insured, we know you will look after the boats, but on your arrival we will ask you to leave a refundable caution on safe return of the boat We suggest, as well, you take our cancellation plan insurance.

B
icycles : To explore the sides of the canal and the villages you will have some great fun if you bring or rent some bicycles. (160 FRF/week)
C
ontact : If during your cruise you want your family to get in contact with you for urgent messages, please leave the telephone number of the base with your relatives. In case of emergency we will get the message to you.
D
ocumentation : To make the most of your holiday we will give you a little book with all the details you need for your cruise.
E
ngine :All the engines are diesels, they are very economical and safe in use.
F
amily : A boat holiday is an excellent family experience, specially your children will be delighted to spent a week on a boat.
G
asoil and gas : There should be enough gasoil and gas for at least 2 weeks on the boat. You pay the consumption at the end of your stay. Gas is free.
H
Hose : To fill up your watertank you will find the hose in one of the lockers on the boats. Several waterpoints will allow you to fill up during the cruise.
I
nterference : If you have a problem with your boat phone the base and they will send a technician as soon as they can.
J
ourney : We advice you to bring with you the binoculars on your boa journey to discover wildlife on the canal side. On. your boat, you will find a complete set of naps and informations to plan your cruise.
K
ilometres : Don't be in a hurry, just admire the beautiful surroundings, per day you can navigate maximum Of 30, km.
L
esson :On arrival the staff will make you familiar with the way to drive your boat, they will go for a trial run with you, if, necessary and in general there should be no problem. 1160 boats are easy to handle.
M
ap : On your inscription form you can order the canal map. This will help you to prepare your trip and it is a nice souvenir at the same time.
N

ever : Never forget your camera, some nice books, a torch, musicassettes, games for the children and whatever you need to spend your evening in perfect harmony.

O
n time : You can take possession of your boat between 1 0-18 p. m, and we ask you to bring the boat back on your departure day between 8-9 a.m. We even advice you to be already at the base the evening before. We know people hate to leave but we need to prepare the boats for the next guests.
P
arking :For your car we propose a closed garage or an fenced open air parking.
Q
uilts : Bed linen and cushion covers are on the boats, as well as either quilts err blankets. We supply pillow cases. You will find a complete set to wash your boat inside and outside.
R
eservation : As soon as you know what date you can take your holiday please get in contact with us. The boats are reserved very early. but even at the very last minute, we advice you to get in touch, we might have a last minute cancellation.
S
ecurity : Please follow the security rules as they are instructed on your arrival. In case of doubt, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
T
emperature : Depending on the season, even if you are in France, we advice you to bring some sweaters, T-shirts, not to forget your swimming suit and maybe a "raincoat".
U
tensils : The kitchen is fully equipped, except for a pressure cooker.
V
isit : It is worth visiting some historical monuments as for instance the Cit6 of Carcassonne and many historical monuments in Burgundy.
W
C : All our boats are equipped with marine toilets and showers with warm and cold water.
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