Watertravel & Waterside Destinations The skyline of the commune of Auxerre in north-central France is dominated by the Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre.

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From this harbor, the traveler has two route choices for both cruising barges and self-drive boats.

First, there is the Yonne, a river of 292 kilometers (181 miles) that flows into the Seine at Montereau-Fault-Yonne. The headwaters are in the Departement of Nièvre near the commune of Château Chinon. From Clemency northward the river is sufficiently deep for cruising barges, so from Auxerre they can go either north toward Paris and eventually Normandy, or south toward Clemency. From there southward the Canal du Nivernais is the only option, and taking it boat and ship traffic can join with the Canal Latéral à la Loire in the direction of Briare. The Canal du Nivernais ends at Auxerre, so all traffic northward is on the Yonne.

The Tourist Office of Auxerrois is located at 1 and 2 quai de la République on the banks of the Yonne river (in the same place as the regional tourist office for Yonne), with an additional location in the town center on rue des Fourbisseurs d’Epées. Tourist information on the cultural, historic and natural heritage of Auxerre is provided in French, German and English. A variety of other services include currency exchange, ticket sales, lodging, rentals of electric boats and bicycles, wine tasting tours, etc.

Entering the village of Apremont-sur-Allier in Central France.
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