Day 30-33 – May 15th to 18th – Clamecy PK114 to Auxerre PK 174 Canal du Nivernais

Today, Wednesday 18th May, we arrived in the large city of Auxerre at the end of the Canal du Nivernais.  It is quite strange to go from really rural France to full on city life with all the hustle and bustle, for the first 10 minutes in town we felt like the Clampetts.
The last days of the Canal du Nivernais have lived up to expectations, exceptional scenery and beautiful small villages and towns, the following photos hopefully give a flavour of the last 60 kilometres of the Nivernais and include the lovely town of Clamecy at the start and Vermenton in the middle of the journey.

Moored at Clamecy

Very old narrow streets in Clamecy

Something beautiful about this

The climbing rocks at Merry-sur-yonne

This statue of gorgeous young lady sits after the lock Mailly la ville

Looks even better from the rear!

Dawn at Mailly

Helping the lock keepers is expected

A colourful visitor

Vermenton is well worth a stop over

Most towns in this area have retained and refurbished the old bath houses

Gladys is having a wonderful time

Got any bread

magical streams in Vermenton

It is that time of year when new life is everywhere

Was he wearing the hat for a bet?

Arrival in Auxerre and the end of the Canal Du Nivernais
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This post was written by Terry Barrett

Photographs by Tes


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