The Burgundy canal


The Burgundy Canal stretches for 242 km from Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Migennes in The Yonne.

On the section which runs alongside the river Yonne, it includes no less than 113 locks, which allow a total drop of 300 metres. Alongside the river Saône, the distance is 82 km with a vertical drop of 200 meters, offset by 76 locks. Dozens of kilometres of ditches were dug for filling the channel. Rainwater runs naturally into these gutters before being stored in the tanks. 500 m3 of water fills each lock.

The Burgundy Canal is managed by the Department of Côte d’Or and Waterways France.

More information about the history of the Canal can be found on the website of the Burgundy Canal Association.