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Green Burgundy Holidays

There are so many things to see and do in this rich region that you can use your entire holiday pursuing your particular interest or, enjoy a little of everything that Burgundy has to offer.

These are just some ideas… The choice is yours…

Ideas :

Sailing, surfing and water skiing

Many rivers and lakes in Burgundy offer free windsurfing possibilities. For sailing, you can choose the rivers Yonne and Saône. Sailing is also permitted on the Lac du Bourdon, Lac de Pont, Lac de Panthier, Lac Kir (in Dijon), Lac de la Sorme and Lac de Torcy.

Sailing on the Lakes and Rivers in Burgundy

The Morvan natural park offers a particularly pleasant setting for all nautical sports, the Maison du Parc headquarters can give you all useful information on the Morvan lakes, sailing boat rental, training sessions and accommodation.

The sailing base on the Lac des Settons is an authorized training centre. Water-skiing is authorized at several points on the Burgundy rivers and on the Lac des Settons in the Morvan area.


Burgundy’s 800 miles waterways, almost 650 miles canalsFly-fishing in the waterways of Burgundy and about 20,000 ha lakes and ponds definitely make it one of the richest regions, as far as fishing is concerned.

From the Morvan fiery streams to the Saône lazy meanders, not to forget the wild Loire, Burgundy accounts for various rivers that bring happiness to fishermen.

Come and do a bit of fishing : trouts, carps, gudgeons and – why not ? – silurids, the choice is yours !

Canoeing and rafting

Be it for leisure, for training, for fun or for thrill, Burgundy can let you go in for canoeing, rafting, tubing or wild water swimming.

All these activities are practised in an exciting natural scenery, where you will be safely accompanied by professional guides, according to your age and sporting capacities.

Several equipped bases welcome tourists and offer training facilities, adventure excursions or short period canoe rental.


credits : Burgundy Tourist Board

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