Within easy walking distance or a shuttle bus ride from the Burgundy Canal, there are seven châteaux, eleven churches, two abbeys, two of France’s most beautiful villages and dozens of museums and historic buildings to visit.
But even if you never leave the canal, there is still plenty of beautiful scenery and other interesting sights, such canal bridges and the canal tunnel, to keep you enchanted.
Along the 240-kilometre (150-mile) waterway stretching from Migennes to Saint-Jean-de-Losne, there are also 189 locks, (or écluses en français), and almost as many lock-houses.
Deciding on five favourites was too hard, so here are eight of the prettiest.
If you have travelled the canal—by boat, by bicycle or on foot—I’m sure your favourites will be different to mine. Share yours in the comments below.