Return Trip: Migennes, via Châtel-Censoir
Allow 7 to 14 nights
World-famous for its Chablis, the region’s vineyards await you for tours and tasting. Buy a bottle or two for later!
Reviews for the The Chablis Cruise
We were very disappointed. We were not informed of Bastille Day and everything was closed. But the worst was that so many of the towns and villages along the way were almost vacant. Maybe it is due to the economy, but there were very few markets or restaurants along the way. Also, there was no water or electrical hook ups in many of the places that were supposed to have them. So much for the cruising guide. I would suggest you have someone on your staff take that cruise now so you can understand. There were very little provisions in the little market at Chatel Censoir and since the next day was Bastille Day all shops were closed. Good thing we had cheese and crackers! You should inform your clients about the lack of food and supplies along that cruise. Very, very disappointing...we turned the boat in 1 day early.
We saw a lot of closed up villages and a few campers. Auxierre was a great town to stay at. Food, water and electricity. But it took a few days to get there.
Exiting landscape, good wines and cremants in the caves of Baily
Nice small wilages, small trips with bicycle
After departure from Chatel-Censoir, we actually travelled in the opposite direction so as to lengthen the trip by heading to Clamecy, a nice historic town which also had much better food stores than Chatel-Censoir. Then we reversed direction toward Migennes. This canal provided great opprtunity to help the lock-keepers with opening and closing the gates and sluices which everyone enjoyed. Also enjoyable were the small towns we encountered on the trip. Memorable experiences also included: climbing the rocks at Merry-Sur-Yonne, visiting the city of Auxerre and the town of Joigny, and a visit to the Caves de Bailly.
Clamecy for good provisions shopping. Merry-Sur-Yonne to see the very small and peaceful town and climb the Rochers du Saussois cliffs. Visit the town of Vincelles and Vincelottes on market day for local fresh produce, etc. On the way to Auxerre, don't miss a visit to 'Caves de Bailly'. In Auxerre, a visit to Cathedral Saint-Etienne should't be missed. Joigny was a great place since it has many outdoor attractions, including cafes and music. Migennes had a great restaurant (Restaurant du Canal) right next to the canal which everyone enjoyed.
-Clamency (harbour, Le chapelle restaurant) - Auxerre (cathedral) - Chablis (wine cellars)
We werw 8 friends from Norway. We cruised up to Clamency and lay in the harbour for one night. We had an nice dinner at the restaurant in the chapel. Then went back to Chatel Censoir and cruised down the canal du Nivernais. We stopped ad biked along the Yonne. We stopped in Auxerre for two nights. Visited the cathedral and chablis wine district. Then down to Migennes