South Burgundy from DigoinDigoin hub of inland navigation is located in the heart of Charolais with its famous white oxen , but also at the confluence of three canals, the Canal de Roanne Digoin , the center channel and the side channel to the Loire:
Navigation on the Canal du Centre in Burgundy:
First channel called Charolais , the Canal du Centre serves as a link between the Loire and the Saône and is 112 km long . It has long served as the supply of heavy industries in the region. Equipped with some automated locks, it's a nice navigate narrow, winding channel.
Navigation channel from Roanne to Digoin
This channel provides a shady and quiet room, inviting a wild docking. Nearby, the circuit Brionnais Romanesque churches. Punctuated only 10 locks , the canal from Roanne to Digoin lead you through pastures Brionnais where you encounter the white Charolais cattle .
Navigation on the Loire lateral canal
With three channels bridges, Canal de Loire is a peaceful waterway, dotted with few locks. Digoin Briare , let you walk in Bourbonnais landscapes to finally reach the countries of Sancerre and Pouilly , the famous wines .
SEE : The Museum of Ceramics , the canal bridge , museum costumes through the ages and old tools, Observaloire .
To taste: Charolais beef , Burgundy snails , plate of Canalous (4 freshwater fish ) , potatoes stuffed with escargots .
TO KNOW: Digoin is also crossed by four rivers: the Arroux Bourbince , Vouzance and Arconce ; and a river : the Loire
FAVORITE : Feast of the Snail ( 1st weekend of August) Stroll ! Take the greenway bordering the Canal du Centre and 17 km from Paray Le Monial Digoin . She travels the landscape of groves and meadows Charolais country.
Possibles routes from Digoin :
Mini week in Burgundy:
Digoin - Briennon - Digoin : 86 km - 16 locks - 19 hours
A week in Burgundy:
Digoin - Roanne - Digoin - Paray le Monial - Digoin : 140 km - 28 locks - 32 hours
Digoin - Ecuisses - Digoin : 128 km - 62 locks - 36 hours
Digoin - Nevers - Digoin : 198 km - 44 locks - 32 hours
One week in One way trip :
Digoin - Chatillon en Bazois : 117 km - 38 locks - 27 hours
Two weeks in Burgundy:
Digoin - Louhans - Digoin : 384 km - 132 locks - 69 hours
4 weeks circuit Burgundy:
From Digoin or Pontailler sur Saône by the Canal du Nivernais , Yonne, Burgundy Canal , the Saône , the Canal du Centre.
5 weeks: the large loop in Burgundy
From Digoin, Pontailler sur Saône, the Loire lateral canal , the Briare canal , the Canal du Loing, Yonne, Burgundy Canal , the Saône , the Canal du Centre.