The Classic Nivernais, Natural World
FRC-BWT-823798/823787 French Canals
8 Nights
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At A Glance

What's Included

What's Not Included


  • Executive Coach Travel

  • Assistance with booking taxi connections and/or hotel stay pre-departure (additional cost)

  • Eurotunnel or ferry crossings

  • En route stops where time allows – normally Reims or Laon

  • Hotel stay at the Logis St François in Vermenton

  • All meals except for lunches on travel days outbound and return

  • Wine with all lunches and evening meals

  • Three full days of cruising on the Canal du Nivernais between Auxerre and Clamecy

  • Local nature-themed coach excursions and visit programme on non-cruise days as described

  • Advance luggage/travel independently options


Day 1
UK - Auxerre

Depart the UK this morning for your journey to Vermenton, with a lunchtime stop in Reims.


Day 2
Vézelay - Vermenton

There is no cruising today, as the canals are shut for Bastille Day. Instead, take the coach to the UNESCO-listed Basilica at Vézelay, before taking a short hop to the remote hilltop vineyard of La Croix Montjoie. Here you can head a little further into the Morvan Park before returning to Vermenton.

Day 3
Auxerre - Vermenton

Today, cruise from Auxerre to Vermenton, cruising through the villages of Vaux, Champs sur Yonne, Bailly, Vincelles, Cravant and Accolay.

Day 4
Vermenton - Auxerre

This morning, walk a nature trail from Vermenton to the viewpoint above the wine village of Irancy. Then, spend a free afternoon in Auxerre. In the evening, dine out at La Bersaudière in the village of Nitry,  before returning through wooded country to Vermenton at twilight time.

Day 5
Châtel-Censoir - Clamecy

Today you will cruise between Châtel-Censoir and Clamecy over a scenic route. There should be free time for you to explore the town of Clamecy before the coach returns you to Vermenton.

Day 6

Today, the coach will take you for a gentle tour of nearby viewing and walking points.

Day 7
Châtel-Censoir - Vermenton

For your final day of cruising today, board at Châtel-Censoir and cruise back to Vermenton.


Day 8
Vermenton - UK

Set out for home with a planned lunchtime break in Reims or Laon.