Auxerre to Clamecy

We spent five days dawdling upstream along the river Yonne and the Canal du Nivernais. The weather was extremely hot, so we only walked for a few hours each morning, starting early. Most of the time we followed the towpath instead of the GRP (Meanders of the Yonne).

Auxerre was a most interesting and picturesque town and the villages on the Canal were typically Burgundian – charming, prosperous, not far apart, full of flowers and well-supplied with cafés for the needy walker.

The countryside was benign, despite the heat, with mature crops of wheat and sunflowers on either side of the tree-shaded strip of the canal.

Our route for this section

Day 21: Auxerre to Vincelles

Day 22: Vincelles to Mailly-le-Château

Day 23: Mailly-le-Château to
                Châtel-Censoir

Day 24: Châtel-Censoir to
                Coulanges-sur-Yonne

Day 25: Coulanges-sur-Yonne to Clamecy

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