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Centre of France

Unwind and delight in the scenic valleys of Nivernais

The Canal du Nivernais and the River Yonne present a beautiful watery path through valleys whose reputation is distinguished for the world-class white wines, the likes of Chablis grand cru, produced from its vineyards. Fabulous cathedral cities and quiet medieval villages set amidst woodlands and meadows on rolling hills create an idyllic stage for your French canal holidays!
Great for... 
  • Peaceful waterways
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Historic cities
  • Hilltop villages & stunning châteaux
  • Delicious wines
  • Great cycling routes

Region highlights about Nivernais

Top 10 secret gems of Nivernais
Decize’s lively market
Chablis’s vineyards
Tannay’s wine caves
Clamecy’s Colas porcelain
Cathedral St. Etienne in Sens
Auxerre’s arboretum
Joigny’s Château des Gondi
Baye’s Base Nautique Activital watersports
Scaling Saussois Rocks
Horseback riding in Corbigny


Similar Regions 

If you like the look of the Nivernais, why not explore neighbouring destinations like Loire-Valley or Burgundy.

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