We only stayed the one night, but left late on the next day after visiting one of the many churches there:
We'll enjoy another visit sometime. Next stop Digoin, which has some good features:
We now leave the Canal du Centre (nice and curvy, the designer thought it more interesting (it is!) and move onto the Canal Lateral a la Loire (i.e. beside the Loire). The trip onwards to Diou involves one of many canal viaducts (pont canal) over some big river, oh yes, the Loire again. It's a bit hairy as you go over the bridge to a lock and hope you can get into that!:
No pix taken of the next two stops, Diou or of Saulx (well, it was just after the last lock before the complicated bit to go off the canal and into Decize & the Loire proper!). We liked Decize, tho' it's quite a walk/ride to town from the well-equipped marina. Here's our mooring there:
There was a fete going on that weekend - we missed out on the big meal, but the acts the next day were impressive, in fact pretty amazing, and all free:
Then we were so pleased to welcome some very good friends who came down specially to stay with us. We took a little trip onto the Loire river (I was pretty nervous about this) to avoid being swept onto the great barrage (like a weir) and thence up the Canal du Nivernais a little way. The Loire:
A very nice lunch at St. Leger les Vignes (no facilities operating), we found a very haughty kitten (lived near the old chat-eau) at our night stop of Cercy La Tour:
We stayed the night at Cercy La Tour (by good luck, met more great friends there, oh the imbibing!).Then next day back to Decize to moor right on the bank of the Loire, by the town iself. The next morning there was a huge car boot sale - never knew there was that much 'stuff' that I never wanted !