Pushing the boat out

It was all hands on deck for landlubber Michael Brennan and his family during a self-drive boating holiday on the Canal du Nivernais in Burgundy

The Brennans took a trip down the the Canal du Nivernais

A boating holiday on the canal network in France is a unique experience that everyone must try at least once.

These canals were created more than 300 years ago to transport goods, but now they are a haven for tourists.

We spent a magical week traversing the Canal du Nivernais, which links the Yonne river in Burgundy to the 1,000-kilometre Loire river. The canal was built to float logs from the forests in Burgundy to ...