Rhone–Rhine Canal - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Rhone–Rhine Canal

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin, built between 1784 and 1833, is a magnificently scenic route through the Jura, with wooded cliffs and blueish ranges of hills in the background. The canal links the Saône at Saint-Symphorien, 4km upstream of the junction with the Canal de Bourgogne at Saint-Jean-de-Losne, to the upper Rhine at Niffer. The length of the canal is 237km. One of the main water resources in this area and also a nice picturesque location.

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Attractions Near Rhone–Rhine Canal



30.42km from Rhone–Rhine Canal

The Ouche is a river in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France. It is a right tributary of the Saône, which it joins in Échenon. It is 95.4 km long. Its source is in Lusigny-sur-Ouche. The Ouche flows through the towns of Bligny-sur-Ouche, La Bussière-sur-Ouche, Fleurey-sur-Ouche, Velars-sur-Ouche, Dijon, Longvic and Varanges. Part of the Canal de Bourgogne runs through the Ouche valley One of the nice picnic location and also you can have a swim in the river and also fishing too.

Cascade des Tufs

Cascade des Tufs

33.42km from Rhone–Rhine Canal

The Tufs waterfall is a waterfall in the Cuisance , remarkable for its tuff massifs, located in the town of Planches-près-Arbois in the Jura. The Tufs waterfall is a waterfall in the Cuisance , remarkable for its tuff massifs, located in the town of Planches-près-Arbois in the Jura . It can be accessed from the nearby villages and also you can have a nice trek to reach the waterfall.

Citadelle de Besançon

Citadelle de Besançon

33.56km from Rhone–Rhine Canal

One of Vauban’s masterpieces registered as a UNESCO world heritage site, remarkable example of the 17th century military architecture covering nearly 12 hectares, the Citadel of Besançon is considered one of the most beautiful fortress in France. As it surely rose to be the first unique, cultural and touristic site in the central-eastern part of France, the Citadel houses no less than three museums certified “Musées de France” nowadays: the Museum of Resistance and Deportation, the Museum of Fra

Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology of Besançon

Besançon’s Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology was originally founded in 1694. The assembled objects and works of art came from some of the prestigious collections belonging to Nicolas Perrenot of the Granvelle family and his son Antoine. The collections are divided into three categories: archaeology, painting, and drawing cabinet.

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Cîteaux

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Cîteaux

37.77km from Rhone–Rhine Canal

Founded in 1098 by Robert de Molesmes, the Abbey of Cîteaux is located in the Saône plain, in the heart of Burgundy. It is notable for being the original house of the Cistercian order. Today, it belongs to the Trappists. The abbey has about 35 members. The monks produce a cheese branded under the abbey's name, as well as caramels and honey-based candies.

Musée Gustave Courbet

Musée Gustave Courbet

42.16km from Rhone–Rhine Canal

The Museum Courbet in Ornans is located in the hometown of the painter. It has collections comprising pictures, paintings, and sculptures by Gustave Courbet and other local artists. The permanent exhibition guides visitors from Ornans to Paris, highlighting the life of the artist, his aesthetic revolution, artistic circles, and his political and social engagement.

Discover More Attractions in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Home of Rhone–Rhine Canal


Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region of east-central France, created in 2016 through administrative reorganisation from Burgundy and Franche-Comté.It is well known for its rich history and diverse scenery, the region stretches from the rolling Burgundy wine country in the west, to the Jura mountains and Swiss border in the east.

Location of Rhone–Rhine Canal


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