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Haven of peace on the Canal du Nivernais

Chatel Censoir Port

Along the quiet waterways…

Change of scenery … We are now on the waterfront.  Amble along the banks of the peaceful Canal du Nivernais and admire the view!

Boat trips or bike rides are the favourite pastimes along the canal.  If you go a little further, you will come across some fabulous cliffs which will appeal to rock climbers .  les Rochers du Saussois! .

For lovers of old relics, come and discover the remnants of the Castrum, the Saint-Potentien church and its crypt.  Feeling inspired?

The Canal and its port

Both the Yonne river and the Canal du Nivernais run through Châtel Censoir. They helped the town prosper thanks to the wood floating business that supplied Paris with fire wood.  The port of Châtel Censoir was an important stop over for the wood floating tradespeople.  Today, however, you will only find pleasure boats cruising the canal.

The green pathway

The whole of the towpath along the canal has been redeveloped so that ramblers and cyclists can take in some beautiful scenery as they wander along at their own pace.

Les Rochers du Saussois

This natural site, well known amongst rock climbers, is a must see.  The view from the canal or from the clifftops, 50 meters above the canal, is quite simply breathtaking.

Chatel censoir