The greenway beside the canal is practically unbroken, except as you leave Auxerre, at the level of La Cour-Barrée (although the way is being laid out here).
Alternative route towards Accolay via the small Accolay Canal:
- At the Ecluse du Manoir (a lock), cross via the railway bridge
- At the port of Bazarnes, go via the D 439 road, passing under the railway line.
SNCF train services
Train stations at Auxerre, Champs, Vincelles, Cravant and Mailly-la-Ville
TER regional line Paris > Auxerre > Cravant > Clamecy > Corbigny (c. 5 trains per day). Note carefully that few trains go further south than Cravant and check timetables closely before setting out. Also consider the option of using a specialist private minibus shuttle service – see http://www.navette-nivernais.fr
Auxerre: tel 03 86 52 06 19
Cravant: tel 03 86 42 25 71
Auxerre: St Stephen’s Cathedral – the belfry - Saint-Germain Abbey – the Yonne quays - Vaux: the 12th-century church - Champs-sur-Yonne: the charming village – the 13th-century church - Escolives-Sainte-Camille: the Merovingian (Dark Ages) site – Irançy: the pretty village set in an amphitheatre of vines – wine cellars open to visitors in this reputed wine appellation - Vincelottes: the historic port – the 11th-century Cistercian cellars – Vincelles: the winemakers’ village - Cravant: the pretty village – the fortifications – the 13th-century church - Accolay: the Gallo-Roman port - Vermenton: the former abbey at Reigny, with guided tours and summer events, tel 03 86 51 59 30 - Prégilbert: the former abbey of Crisenon - Mailly-la-Ville: a village whose lands once belonged to the Counts of Auxerre - Mailly-le-Château: the fortified village – the views.
Auxerre: mornings on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays
Cravant: Saturday morning