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Unwind and delight in the scenic valleys of Nivernais

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

Region highlights about Nivernais

Top 10 secret gems of Nivernais

  1. Decize’s lively market;
  2. Chablis’s vineyards;
  3. Tannay’s wine caves;
  4. Clamecy’s Colas porcelain;
  5. Cathedral St. Etienne in Sens;
  6. Auxerre’s arboretum;
  7. Joigny’s Château des Gondi;
  8. Baye’s Base Nautique Activital watersports;
  9. scaling Saussois Rocks;
  10. 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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