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Montchanin / Montceau-les-Mines

[ Cycle routes EuroVelo 6 ] [ The Canal du Centre by bike from Chalon to Digoin / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté ]
  • 12 km
  • intermediaire Level Intermediate

This EuroVelo 6 stage is punctuated by many sites bearing witness to Southern Burgundy’s rich industrial past. The historic mining town of Montceau-les-Mines is a stop that proves both surprising and enjoyable. There isn’t a greenway set up along this stretch for the time being, but you take a calm small road beside the canal.

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Route
At present, there isn’t any greenway between Montchanin and Montceau-les-Mines, but in contrast to the St-Léger-sur-Dheune > Montchanin stage, along this stage, the D 974 road is not busy at all and is really easy for cyclists.

Train station SNCF

Montchanin station
TER (local services) Dijon > Chagny > Montchanin > Paray-le-Monial > Digoin > Moulin-sur-Allier
TER (local services) Dijon > Montchanin > Decize > Nevers
TGV (High speed train) Paris > Montchanin with spaces dedicated for bikes

Blanzy and Montceau-les-Mines stations
TER (local services) Dijon > Montchanin > Monceaux-les-Mines > Paray-le-Monial > Moulin-sur-Allier

Don’t miss

Blanzy: mining museum
Montceau-les-Mines: an historic mining town with lively port and a museum on schooling, plus the monumental Chavannes washhouse

Markets

Montceau-les-Mines : Tuesday and Saturday morning

Tourist Information Centre

Montceau-les-Mines : +33 (0)3 85 69 00 00

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The Chavannes Washery to Montceau-les-Mines

It would be difficult pass by without noticing this mineral processing centre. The washery looks like a huge industrial cathedral, whose buildings are divided into several levels over an area of 8 square kilometres.

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