2006 Diary

Walking in France: Approaching Nolay
Approaching Nolay

A 48-day, 970 km walk through Burgundy and down the Loire.

Starting at Cluny, we walked north via Nolay to Autun. From there we continued through the forests of the Morvan, to Vézelay, Chablis and Auxerre.

Turning south, we followed the Yonne River and the Canal du Nivernais to Tanny, then turned west to join the Loire at Cosne-sur-Loire.

Walking in France: Beside the Loire
Beside the Loire

For almost the rest of the walk we went downstream on the Loire, past Orléans and Tours to Saumur, before finally running out of time at Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire. Our only deviation was to Azay-le-Rideau and Chinon.

A quick visual summary of this walk can be seen in the yearly photo album. For the statistically inclined, there is also a spreadsheet that gives details of distances, costs etc.

Our route for this year

The diary has been broken up into the following sections:

Cluny to Autun

Autun to Lormes

Lormes to Auxerre

Auxerre to Clamecy

Clamecy to Cosne-sur-Loire

Cosne-sur-Loire to Sully-sur-Loire

Sully-sur-Loire to Saint-Ay

Saint-Ay to Chaumont-sur-Loire

Chaumont-sur-Loire to Savonnières

Savonnières to Chinon

Chinon to Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire

To see icons for each night’s accommodation on this map, press the full-screen symbol at the top right and then tick the accommodation icon box at the top left. Zoom in on a particular icon to see its precise location. These accommodation icons are also shown on all section maps.

You can also see this map using Google Earth and take a virtual flight along our route.

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