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France Houseboating in Burgundy


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    A Relaxing Vacation Full of Variety
    Unique                                                                                                          Most of all
    A boating vacation creates the rare opportunity to                                                              Please remember to read our general conditions carefully; they
    get to know a country, its inhabitants, culture and                                                             contain a lot of useful information and might be able to answer
    cuisine – in a straightforward and easy-going way.                                                              some of your questions.
                                                                                                                    We hope you enjoy going over our documents and look forward to
    Relaxing                                                                                                        welcoming you on board soon.
    A boating vacation is relaxing; in other words,
    you can take each day as it comes. In the evening                                                               Best regards,
    you can choose to dock wherever you please or
2   wherever the current takes you.                                                                                                  snaily                                           3

    A boating vacation is never boring. There will
    always be something to do, for instance, steering
    the houseboat or maneuvering through the locks;
    both of these activities demand the utmost attention
    of the captain and his or her crew. Whilst sailing
    along, the unspoiled river landscape subtly merges
    with the charming canals. You will happen on
    villages and cities in an even tempo. The variety of
    animals and plants en route is also fascinating –
    do not forget to pack your binoculars!

    Individual                                             No License
    People who choose to take a houseboating               In France it is not necessary to have a special
    vacation are usually adventurous, independent and      boating license in order to navigate a houseboat.
    like to enjoy life one day at a time. Accordingly,     A special, temporary permit obtained by the
    most houseboat aficionados are skeptical about         houseboat rental company fulfills all of the legal
    timetables and prefer to follow the natural course     requirements.
    of the sun, moon and stars. Characteristically,
    most of them also choose to leave the so-called        Easy
    indispensable watch at home.                           Should you choose to make a booking – either
                                                           directly or through your travel agent – you will then
                                                           receive all of the necessary documents. It is strongly
                                                           advised that you read the logbook from cover to
                                                           cover prior to your trip; it contains important tips
                                                           and information. When you come to take over the
                                                           houseboat at our home office, it will take us approxi-
                                                           mately two hours to finish up the paperwork and
                                                           give you an introduction to the houseboat. Then you
                                                           will be ready to embark on your houseboating
                                                           adventure and your only concern will be to return
                                                           the houseboat at the pre-arranged destination on
                                                           time. Should an unforeseeable situation arise, there
                                                           is a breakdown-service which operates in the area –
                                                           seven days a week and usually free of charge.
    The Fascinating World of Waterways in Burgundy
                                                                                                                                       In the north, the Saône is connected to the Elsass via the Canal des
                                                                                                                                       Vosges. Further down, the Canal de la Bourgogne à la Champagne
                                                                                                                                       provides a connection to Lorraine and Champagne. The Canal du
                                                                                                                                       Rhône au Rhin leads to St. Jean-de-Losne, the Canal de Bourgogne
                                                                                                                                       branches off in the rivers Yonne and Seine; both Paris and the
                                                                                                                                       Atlantic Ocean can be reached via these rivers.
                                                                                                                                       The Canal du Centre was inaugurated over 200 years ago; it connects
                                                                                                                                       the river Saône with the Loire, the longest and historically most
                                                                                                                                       fascinating river in France. Starting in the town of Digoin, you can
                                                                                                                                       navigate the Loire-Chanel, either southwards to Roanne or west-
                                                                                                                                       wards to Briare. This canal is the only one, which gives you the
                                                                                                                                       opportunity to access the world-famous wineyards of Burgundy
                                                                                                                                       (Rully, Meursault, Santenay, Chassagne-Montrachet, Pommard . . .)
4                                                                                                             Seveux-Savoyeux          by boat.                                                                5

                                                                                                                                 Boating Recommendations from Chagny
                                                                                                                                 From our home office: 1 week      return trip to Louhans
                                                                                                                                                                   return trip to Dole
                                                                                                                                                                   return trip to Paray-le-Monial
                                                                                                                                                        2 weeks    return trip to Seveux-Savoyeux
                                                                                                                                                                   return trip to Roanne
                                                                                                                                                                   return trip to Decize
                                                                                                                                 one-way:               1 week     to Seveux-Savoyeux
                                                                                                                                                        2 weeks    over Louhans and Corre to Seveux-Savoyeux


    The Area
    In Burgundy there are nearly 1200 km (746 miles) of rivers and canals
    almost deserted by commercial traffic but available for pleasure
    boating. This remarkable richness of navigable waterways is explained
    by the geographical situation of Burgundy. It is in fact in the heart of
    this region that one finds the watershed between the valleys of the
    three principal French rivers, the Seine, the Loire and the Rhône.
    During the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries a vast network of canals was
    built throughout Burgundy in order to link these three rivers which                 Chagny
    offers, in addition to the already navigable rivers Saône, Yonne and                Chagny is situated at a convenient location; this
    Seille, boating opportunities of great tourist interest.                            charming little town is close to the A6 highway from
    For centuries, the Burgundy has been a significant junction for north-              Paris to Lyon – just 15 kilometers away from the large
    south as well as east-west traffic; the navigable waterways come                    highway junction in Beaune – and can easily be reached
    together and lead to the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the                 from all directions. Chagny is also accessible by train
    North Sea and the Black Sea.                                                        and our home office is located close to the train station.
    The variety of waterways in Burgundy and the wide range of scenery                  This typical French village and ist surroundings also
    through which they will take you, create a true paradise for any                    have a lot of fine cuisine to offer: from simple bistros
    captain and crew.                                                                   to the renowned ***Lameloise!
    The river Saône is navigable from the village of Corre for approxi-                 All year round, there is a market on Sunday mornings
    mately 400 kilometers until Lyon. As a small river, it meanders                     (from 8 a.m. to noon) that takes place in the traffic-free
    through Franche-Comté, becomes wider in Burgundy and flows into                     city center; for the most part, fresh local produce is sold,
    the river Rhône as an impressive river.                                             for example cheese, poultry, vegetables and fruits.
                                             Luxurios Houseboats for two
                                                 up to six persons
    To produce the snaily our architect, Kurt Gadola,
    has combined the traditional style of the Nether-
                                                                                                                                        Your fully equipped snaily was designed for maximum comfort
                                                                                                                                        and privacy during a week or more of carefree cruising. The social
                                                                                                                                        areas are located aft while the private suites are forward. Amenities
                                                                                                                                        include two or three private suites with full-size mattresses, a
    land tjalk with the modern conveniences people                                                                                      separate lavs, heads and showers for each cabin, a galley with all
    have come to expect. The authentic appearance,                                                                                      modern conveniences, a large dinette with a round table, a main
    simple operation and comfortable interior make it                                                                                   salon in the wheel-house and between, a genuine stove!
    the perfect choice for canalling in Burgundy.                                                                                       Convenient built-in steps on the aft decks offer easy access to
    If you look closely to the houseboat plans of                                                                                       the cabin tops for sunning and steering outside. The 4-cylinder
    modern day charter companies, you will see that                                                                                     diesel engine, enclosed in a soundproof box, provides quiet and
    the living area is almost always square and fitted                                                                                  dependable power. Wheel steering and bow thrusters make
    out with a L or U shaped bench and a more or less                                                                                   navigating locks and tight channels safe and simple.
6   fully equipped kitchen. Should you encounter bad                                                                                                                                                            7
    weather en route – which, of corse, can happen –                                                                                    Mensurements:
    then you have no other choice but to sit at the table                                                                               Length 44 feet x width 12.5 feet, Heigth: 13 feet, Weight: 10 tons
    or lie in bed!
                                                            snaily 302 C for two (+ two) persons
                                                                                                                                        NANNI diesel 4 cyl. 50 hp, Consummation: 1.5 gallons/h,
                                                                                                                                        110 gallon fuel tank, 450 gallon fresh water tank

                                                                                snaily 304 C for four (+ two) persons

                                                                                            snaily 304 SC for four (+ two) persons

                                                                                                   snaily 306 C for up to six persons

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