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240 kms (150 mi) of flat, easy walking, rural scenery, small villages, 7 châteaux, 11 churches, 1 abbey and 3 of France’s ‘most beautiful villages’. It’s hard to find a good reason not to walk along the Burgundy Canal! Learn all you need to plan the perfect itinerary - or follow my suggested 12-day schedule.  #walkingholidayinfrance

What to expect on a long-distance walk – from Pouilly-en-Auxois to Saint-Jean-de-Losne along the Burgundy Canal in France.

Discover France on a long-distance walk along the Burgundy Canal from Pouilly-en-Auxois to Saint-Jean-de-Losne.

Walking the Burgundy Canal

Discover France on a long-distance walk along the Burgundy Canal from Pouilly-en-Auxois to Saint-Jean-de-Losne.

Visit the village where Chocolat was filmed on a walking holiday in France

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain (Burgundy Canal

One of the loveliest of France’s most beautiful villages, Flavigny-sur-Ozerain is best known as the setting for the 2000 film Chocolat.

From rugged headlands and dramatic cliffs, wide sandy beaches and quaint fishing ports—this 160-kms (100-mi) walk from Camaret-sur-Mer to Audierne along the coast of Brittany has it all! Learn more - where to stay, when to go, what you'll see + practical tips for planning the perfect itinerary. #walkingholidayinfrance

Walking the Coast of Brittany

From rugged headlands and dramatic cliffs, wide sandy beaches and quaint fishing ports—this 160-kms (100-mi) walk from Camaret-sur-Mer to Audierne along the coast of Brittany has it all! Learn more - where to stay, when to go, what you'll see + practical tips for planning the perfect itinerary. #walkingholidayinfrance

Visible for several kilometres on a long-distance walk along the Burgundy Canal, Châteauneuf-en-Auxois becomes increasing difficult to ignore. So, let’s take a detour and explore a little more.

Châteauneuf-en-Auxois (Burgundy Canal

Visible for several kilometres on a long-distance walk along the Burgundy Canal, Châteauneuf-en-Auxois becomes increasing difficult to ignore. So, let’s take a detour and explore a little more.

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 there’s no need to leave the towpath—here are some of the prettiest lock-houses right on the canal!

Favourite lock-houses (Burgundy Canal)

Planning a long-distance walk along the Burgundy Canal in France? Learn more about your options for overnight accommodation between Pouilly-en-Auxois and Saint-Jean-de-Losne.

Planning a long-distance walk along the Burgundy Canal in France? Learn more about your options for overnight accommodation between Migennes and Pouilly-en-Auxois.

Walking the Burgundy Canal

The Burgundy Canal from Pouilly-en-Auxois to Saint-Jean-de-Losne can be walked very easily in four days—but that would mean rushing past all the delights the canal has to offer.

Seven days of walking from Martel through France’s glorious countryside and 6 of its most beautiful villages end in Rocamadour. Considered the second most important religious site in France, the village attracts a steady stream of visitors. Learn where to stay, what to see + tips for planning the perfect itinerary!

Rocamadour (Martel to Rocamadour

Seven days of walking from Martel through France’s glorious countryside and 6 of its most beautiful villages end in Rocamadour. Considered the second most important religious site in France, the village attracts a steady stream of visitors. Learn where to stay, what to see + tips for planning the perfect itinerary!

Accommodation listings and favourite photos from Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, France

Châteauneuf-en-Auxois (Burgundy Canal

Accommodation listings and favourite photos from Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, France

Day 1 of a long-distance walk from Martel to Rocamadour in France brings you to the 'most beautiful village' of Turenne. Let's explore - and learn where to stay, what to see (visit the ruins of the medieval château) plus practical tips for planning the perfect itinerary! #walkingholidaysinfrance

Turenne (Martel to Rocamadour

Accommodation listings and favourite photos from Turenne, France

Discover Rocamadour on a walking holiday in France

Rocamadour (Martel to Rocamadour

Seven days of walking from Martel, through some of France’s most glorious countryside—and six of its most beautiful villages—brings us to Rocamadour.

Visible for several kilometres as you walk along the Burgundy Canal, the stone turrets and fluttering flags of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois become increasingly difficult to ignore. Learn more - where to stay, what to see in this 'most beautiful French village + plus practical tips for planning the perfect walking itinerary. #walkingholidayinfrance

Châteauneuf-en-Auxois (Burgundy Canal

Visible for several kilometres as you walk along the Burgundy Canal, the stone turrets and fluttering flags of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois become increasingly difficult to ignore. Learn more - where to stay, what to see in this 'most beautiful French village + plus practical tips for planning the perfect walking itinerary. #walkingholidayinfrance

Martel to Rocamadour guidebook for long-distance walkers #walkingholidayinfrance

Martel to Rocamadour guidebook 2018 edition

Martel to Rocamadour guidebook for long-distance walkers #walkingholidayinfrance

Day 1 of a long-distance walk from Martel to Rocamadour in France ends in the 'most beautiful village' of Turenne. Let's explore - and learn where to stay, what to see (visit the ruins of the medieval château) plus practical tips for planning the perfect itinerary!  #walkingholidayinfrance

Turenne (Martel to Rocamadour

Day 1 of a long-distance walk from Martel to Rocamadour in France ends in the 'most beautiful village' of Turenne. Let's explore - and learn where to stay, what to see (visit the ruins of the medieval château) plus practical tips for planning the perfect itinerary! #walkingholidayinfrance

Many parts of the Burgundy Canal are busy with a steady stream of holiday makers. But spend enough time walking its shores and you'll soon find yourself alone in surroundings much the same as they have been for the last 200 years. Follow along the same path the horses walked pulling the first barges along the canal.  #walkingholidayinfrance

Quiet corners (Burgundy Canal

Many parts of the Burgundy Canal are busy with a steady stream of holiday makers. But spend enough time walking its shores and you'll soon find yourself alone in surroundings much the same as they have been for the last 200 years. Follow along the same path the horses walked pulling the first barges along the canal. #walkingholidayinfrance

Flat, easy walking with no chance of getting lost, the Burgundy Canal cuts a romantic path through central France. Plan the perfect itinerary - where to stay, which sections to cycle, when to detour off the canal (there are 7 châteaux, 11 churches, one abbey and 3 of France's most beautiful villages to visit).  #walkingholidayinfrance

Burgundy Canal guidebook 2017 edition

Flat, easy walking with no chance of getting lost, the Burgundy Canal cuts a romantic path through central France. Plan the perfect itinerary - where to stay, which sections to cycle, when to detour off the canal (there are 7 châteaux, 11 churches, one abbey and 3 of France's most beautiful villages to visit). #walkingholidayinfrance

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