Atelier Fluvial is a professional (commercial and private) peniche yard, with a large dry dock. PK 3.9    Bridge (Bonaparte) Historic and very pretty, Trévoux was once capital of its own small principality of the Dombes. PK 57.4    Islands (buoyed channel) PK 137.6    New port of Chalon, commercial basin 1500 by 350m, l/b PK 76.7    Motorway bridge (A406) Approaching the adjacent bridge, when heading downstream (i.e. In this respect it differs markedly from its northern neighbour, the Rhine, which leaves all of its Alpine characteristics behind when it leaves Switzerland. PK 89.1    Saint-Martin-Belle-Roche, restaurant, r/b PK 207.7    Saint-Symphorien, village 400m l/b (no shops) The French have two words for a "river"; a substantial river that flows to the sea is known as "une fleuve", and all other rivers - including all rivers that are tributaries of other rivers - are known of as "une rivière". Saint-Jean is a popular over-wintering place with a lively and sociable international community. The Rhône River winds its way into France from the Rhône Glacier in Valais, Switzerland, meeting the Saône at Lyon. It marked the boundary between Occupied and Vichy France during WWII. PK 52.4    Montmerle-sur-Saône bridge, quay d/s l/b for 6 boats, night €10, water,  electricity, showers at camp site, slipway, small town and restaurant l/b. PK 83.3    Mâcon port de plaisance, entrance to basin, r/b, 150 berths, night €14.20, fuel, water, electricity €2.50, showers, crane 5t, slipway, restaurant 100m. PK 11.3    Lechâtelet former lock, head of navigation, moorings, Doubs The canalisation as completed above Auxonne has not changed, while development of the high-capacity waterway downstream meant the replacement of 12 early weirs and locks by only five in the 215 km. Downstream from Auxonne, the Saône becomes wider and loses the quiet charm of the upper reaches. The Rhine River: Switzerland to the Netherlands. Hire boats come in different sizes, to suit a couple, a family or you and your friends, and your ‘hands on the wheel’ holiday can be arranged from start to finish by any of the reputable companies to be found on french-waterways.com. PK 106.7    Confluence of river Seille, l/b. Saône River Cruises (Updated 2018) Saône River Cruises in France are between Lyon and Chalon-sur-Saône and are usually combined with the Rhône River.There are barge riverboat cruises that do not include the Rhône River; however, these cruises usually combine other waterways, such as the Burgundy Canal and the Canal du Centre. The Doubs river has a length of 453 km (281.5 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 7,710 km 2 (2,977 sq mi).. Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 173 m 3 /s (6,100 cu ft/s) at Neublans-Abergement, a commune in the Jura department near the confluence of the Doubs and the Saône. Towpath – There is no continuous length, but between Auxonne and Corre the lock-cuts all have service roads, and rough tracks are available along many intermediate reaches of the river. Its waters flow past some of the country’s most significant historic landmarks, some dating back to Roman times. We thoroughly recommend the walking tour of La Fourvière (as in almost every French city, town or village, go to the Tourist Office) that includes visiting the ‘secret’ houses, their courts and passages or traboules. Both Blanquart and H2O have excellent chandleries. PK 90.2    Asnières-sur-Saône, restaurant with landing stage, l/b, water. A large flood with a strong flow rate upstream can be largely attenuated in the Bressan plain so as to have only moderate impact at Mâcon, particularly if it carries a limited volume of water. PK 30.9    New bridge (Général de Gaulle D87), boatyard and moorings u/s r/b Saone River Cruise Flowing through the picturesque, vineyard-lined banks of France’s famed Burgundy wine region, the Saône flows for 300 miles before meeting the Rhône at Lyon. PK 25.4    Motorway bridge (A46) On the left bank is the junction with the Canal du Rhône au Rhin. Pontoons by the island (above), nearer the ecluse and in a basin off the river itself; all good. Locks – There are five locks over the 216km of high-capacity waterway (originally nine before the modernis­ation works started). The name Saone derives comes from the name of the Gallic river goddess Souconna. PK 87.7    Vésines, restaurant with landing stage (little water), l/b, water, slipway. This map shows the main rivers that flow in and through France. PK 186.8    End of diversion canal, junction with Lechâtelet arm, r/b, port de plaisance in basin d/s l/b, capacity 20 boats, night €11.50, water, electricity, showers, slipway, pump-out, larger vessels moor 100m d/s to bollards and rings in stone wall l/b Charming village, with Atac supermarket through the village centre, then turn right (1.3 km). This reference was in the course of being modified as maps linked to modelling the 1840 flood in modern town planning conditions were distributed to local mayors in December 2008, and as new prevention plans were ordered for 2012. PK 5.0    Footbridge (Saint-Vincent) PK 5.5    Footbridge (Homme de la Roche) PK 165.2    Chauvort, r/b, (bridge destroyed) A road map, and maps templates of Villefranche-sur-Saône are available here : "road map of Villefranche-sur-Saône". PK 42.6    Beauregard bridge The specific flow rate rises to 16.0 litres per second per square kilometre of watershed. Map of the Southern section of the canal. PK 194.2    Bridge (Pagny) PK 138.7    Road bridge (Pont Sud de Chalon), N80 As you can see by the Rhone River map, the river makes its way through Provence and the heart of French wine country before flowing into the Mediterranean near Marseilles. In addition, Atelier Fluvial has another repair yard on the river upstream from the quays, with a sideways ramped haul-out. The ancient name of the river was Arar. Limited pontoon space with water and electricity. The other modern locks are at Écuelles, Ormes, Dracé and Couzon (adjacent to the former lock). PK 129.9    Port d’Ouroux, l/b Less attractive mooring than Asnières, and only 1m depth. At the Couzon-au-Mont-d'Or hydrological station, where the river enters the Lyon area, measurements taken between 1969 and 1986 revealed a mean annual flow rate of 473 cubic metres per second (16,700 cu ft/s), with a 100-year flood flow rate of 3,180 cubic metres per second (112,000 cu ft/s)[6] The runoff curve number from the river's entire watershed is 501 millimetres (19.7 in), and the specific flow rate rises to 15.8 litres per second per square km of watershed. The river Ouche flows through the market town of Bligny-sur-Ouche and joins the canal at … A long stretch of pontoons by the river, water and electricity. Explore by boat, barge or ship – what are the differences? This invaluable tool will embroider your priceless adventure and serve as an everlasting memory of the wonderful journey you can only experience on the mesmerizing rivers of Europe. This port is more like a marina, with lots of boats and pontoons as well as showers, etc. Boats are locked through after a maximum wait of 20 minutes if no commercial barge has appeared in the meantime. This is an ideal halte by the village square, with a small supermarket. The source of the Rhine River is in Switzerland, and … Alternative mooring is the long stretch of quayside on the river itself. PK 0.3    D/s tip of island, channel in l/b arm Rhône River, historic river of Switzerland and France and one of the most significant waterways of Europe.It is the only major river flowing directly to the Mediterranean Sea and is thoroughly Alpine in character. PK 2.7    Railway viaduct (Quarantaine) Up to 20% discounts for private charter or book by cabin luxury cruises, Save 5% to 50% per week on boats and destinations throughout France, Up to 20% off high-quality fleet cruises on the major rivers of France. Make the most of the peace and quiet of the banks of the Saône thanks to the pedestrian promenade, and its alternating urban and pastoral atmospheres: a 15-km pedestrian promenade along the river on the left bank, between the Confluence area and Ile Barbe, and between Fontaines-sur-Saône and Rochetaillée-sur-Saône. Eight, highly experienced, river cruise companies offer an extensive choice of river cruises on France’s four major rivers. PK 150.7    Alleriot, l/b, restaurants, anchor only (shoal) PK 174.5    Écuelles quay and village r/b PK 6.0    Bridge PK 189.4    Bridge (Chamblanc) PK 190.9    Motorway bridge (A36) It is possible to cruise up the Doubs for 14km to Navilly; good depth and width but bank-side mooring difficult. This old Saône lock above the village has ‘no entry’ and ‘no mooring’ signs prominently displayed from all angles. Just below the écluse, east bank, a quay very close to a service station and convenience store. PK 129.8    Ouroux bridge, quay at campsite d/s l/b, restaurant With a hundred and forty-eight illustrations (1889)‎ (12 F) … PK 1.6    Lyon-Confluence harbour entrance l/b, halte nautique with services on the northern quay, due to open autumn 2010 An ancient town, the abbey of St Philibert was founded in AD1000 and is well worth a visit. Arar or Arăris. There is a shallow spit that extends beyond the two red port-hand marker poles. PK 0.3    Motorway bridge (A7) and railway viaduct (de la Mulatière) PK 26.5    Former Bernalin lock l/b, boat harbour, 46 berths, night €10, water,  electricity, showers, slipway, Parcieux 1500m PK 75.2    Railway viaduct (TGV Paris-Lyon) Another new pontoon here PK 186.4    Seurre bridge, small town l/b. New pontoon with electricity, but reported not have water. PK 82.4    U/s entrance to diversion canal, l/b (commercial traffic only, boats continue on Saône) PK 40.9    Jassans-Riottier municipal boat harbour l/b, night €10, water, electricity,  village 400m Do not moor at the cruise ship pontoon! H2O and Blanquart can lift out for work to be done ‘on the hard’. The famous five-star Paul Bocuse restaurant is close by. juliemason801755832 says: November 12, 2014 at 2:53 pm. PK 203.3    Commercial quays, r/b PK 78.4    Mâcon railway viaduct A plaque commemorating the flood of 1840 at Quincieux, Historic floods since 1950 Écuelles, north Saône-et-Loire, Indicators of the level of historic floods of the Saône on the Church of Notre-Dame de Belleville, Departments and cities traversed by the Saône, "Fiche cours d'eau - La Saône (U---0000)", Banque Hydro – Station U0610010 – La Saône à Ray-sur-Saône (Synthèse), Banque Hydro – Station U4710010 – La Saône à Couzon-au-Mont-d'Or, Floods of the Rhône and all its tributaries, Volume 4, Navigation details for 80 French rivers and canals, Dictionary of French rivers and canals on the Babel project, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Saône&oldid=988822122, Articles with French-language sources (fr), Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Arpitan-language text, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The flood of November 1840, with an estimated flow rate of almost 4,000 cubic metres per second (140,000 cu ft/s), destroyed numerous habitations along the. Monastic copyists progressively transformed Souconna to Saoconna, which ultimately gave rise to Saône. The flow rate grows very quickly, and after receiving the waters of the Lanterne, the Saône already becomes a powerful river. PK 111.9 Hôtel de Saône pontoon l/b PK 111.2 Tournus bridge (D975) PK 106.7 Confluence of river Seille, l/b. PK 97.7    Fleurville bridge PK 14.4    Tip of island (Île Roy), d/s-bound boats take l/b channel The mean annual flow rate, or discharge, of the Saône has been measured over 50 years (as of 2013) at the Ray-sur-Saône hydrological station, situated about 30 kilometres (19 mi) after the Lanterne confluence between Port-sur-Saône and Gray. Colbert declared them illegal in 1664, but it seemed to Delalande – writing in 1778 – that ‘the easier the navigation, the more its natural advantages have been abused by exactions of all sorts’. The River Ouche feeds into the Saône at St-Jean-de-Losne. PK 124.8    Thorey bridge PK 61.4    Former Thoissey lock (disused), l/b The Saône is navigable from its confluence with the Coney at Corre in the north of the département Haute-Saône all the way to its confluence with the Rhône (itself a navigable river) at La Mulatière, in Lyon. At right you can find the localization of Villefranche-sur-Saône on the map of France. The last, at Seurre, was completed in 1980. The soils are not susceptible to much infiltration, so that they saturate quickly which contributes to surface runoff. Good moorings by the campsite, grass, trees, walks along the river. There are three boatyards for repairs and maintenance, located around the Bourgogne basin above the ecluse. PK 112.2    Tournus bridge, quay u/s r/b, 150 m pontoon d/s r/b, Pavillon Saône hire base, water, electricity, town centre r/b. Otherwise there is no difficulty in negotiating these big locks, which have step bollards set into the chamber walls. PK 12.4    Collonges railway viaduct PK 202.7    End of meander cutoff (river dammed), H2O residential barge moorings in lock-cut r/b There are several mooring dolphins on the approach to each lock, some of which have gangways for access to the bank. The map presents the Saone-Rhone Waterways between Chalon Sur Saone-Arles and provides useful and interesting information. Also navigable are the small Canal de Pont-de-Vaux (3 km), the Seille, navigable in a 40-kilometre (25 mi) stretch up to Louhans, and the lower part of the Doubs. PK 35.3    Saint-Bernard bridge, castle l/b To the east, the rivers are fed by the snows of the Alp mountains, while in the south, water comes from the Pyrenees. Bars and restaurants including the authentically tatty and very friendly PMU bar opposite the cannon-strewn monument to Saint-Jean’s brave defenders of 1636. As noted above, the 3km long bypass at Mâcon allows commercial traffic to avoid this bridge. PK 0.0    Lyon-La Mulatière, former lock, r/b, confluence with Rhône, Lechâtelet arm In addition to the quay and the Gare d’Eau, tree-lined bank-side mooring is possible a short way along the Canal du Bourgogne at Saint-Usage. Private peniches can berth at the ‘Old Lock’ PK211 by arrangement with H2O. This is unfortunate, because other old locks on the Saône have been made into ideal moorings. PK 15.0    Fontaines-sur-Saône bridge The lesser Saône has a tendency to flood (sometimes influenced by snow), with a very strong oceanic effect. PK 175.2    End of lock-cut Keep a visual (and VHF 18 listening) watch for large commercial vessels and cruise ships, especially approaching the bridges. A lovely riverside village with a number of possible mooring places. Saone River. Issued 1783, Paris by Desnos. PK 79.0    D/s entrance to diversion canal, l/b Visiting by boat is an equally memorable experience. Information about the 208km long river Saône. The Rhone and Saone Rivers wind through some of the world's most famous wine regions, olive groves, rolling fields of fragrant purple lavender and charming historic towns. There are a number of places to refuel alongside the river itself, as well as various service stations nearby. In the middle of the Beaujolais terroir, a good new halte. F-3 on the Map. [2] Its largest tributary is the Doubs; upstream of receiving the Doubs at Verdun-sur-le-Doubs in Saône-et-Loire, the Saône is called the "Petite Saône" (lesser Saône), which reflects the large contribution of the Doubs to the Saône. Europe - Towns along or near the Saone River in Burgundy - Hi, We will be doing a self drive barge trip on the Saone River in Burgundy in July. A good small pontoon between piles. The Saône River emerges from the hills of the Vosges department and flows for more than 280 miles before meeting the Rhône in Lyon. 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