Pont d’Ouche to Venarey-les-Laumes

We met the Canal of Burgundy for the first time at Pont d’Ouche, and spent most of the next three days on the towpath, except for a diversion to Vitteaux made necessary by a lack of accommodation on the canal itself.

This part of Burgundy was the scene of the final showdown between the Romans and the Gauls, which added a certain piquancy to our progress.

During this stage we had two splendid restaurant dinners and two less splendid picnics, but the camping grounds were uniformly beautiful and we found plenty of bars to keep us going during the day.

The weather was good, although we did get rained on once.

Getting to Pont d’Ouche

There is an autocar (bus) service from the Dijon railway station to Pont d’Ouche.

Our route for this section

Day 1: Pont d’Ouche to Pouilly-en-Auxois

Day 2: Pouilly-en-Auxois to Vitteaux

Day 3: Vitteaux to Venarey-les-Laumes

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