Cultural heritage : The Roanne to Digoin Canal

Type :
  • Historic site and monument
Openings : From 01/03 to 01/11, daily.
Languages spoken :
  • French
With a shady towpath running alongside, the gentle flow of the ‘Roanne to Digoin’ canal offers a moment of relaxation by the waterside.

Built between 1830 and 1836, the canal is 56 kilometres long and has ten locks; it is fed by the river Loire and links Roanne and Digoin via Briennon. At Digoin, it joins the Canal du Centre and the Canal latéral à la Loire and thus the entire navigable waterway network of France. Follow the ‘quiet canal’ and discover a different and more contemplative side to Roanne... Take to the water on board the barge ‘L’Infatigable’ and enjoy a gentle cruise. Enjoy a family cycle ride along the shady towpath that runs alongside this navigable waterway.
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To find nearby


Located right in the heart of the town centre, at the starting point of the Roanne to Digoin Canal, the marina is a welcoming site ideal for your river stopovers or your tourist stays or as an original place to live.

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The Roanne to Digoin Canal
Le Port
42300 Roanne
Telephone : 06 80 92 48 63
Telephone : 06 80 41 62 48
Tourist office
Office de Tourisme de Roannais Agglomération
Maison du Tourisme
42300 Roanne
Telephone : 04 77 71 51 77