Saint-Leger-sur-Dheune is a Dheune River (Saone River) cruise port and town in eastern France (Bourgogne region, Saone-et-Loire department) with population around 1,500. Dheune River is a 67 km (42 ml) long waterway through France's Bourgogne-Franche-Comte region (Cote-d'Or and Saone-et-Loire departments) and flows into Saone River at Allerey-sur-Saone.
The town is best known for the welcoming of Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821) on April 5, 1805, who visited the small village en-route to Milan Italy. Here, in the afternoon he was greeted with three detonations by the newly-developed by Fonderies du Creusot canons. The local economy was based on agriculture, wine production, gypsum (quarrying) and coal mining.
St-Leger-sur-Dheune became a town in the early-19th-century, after the widening of Canal du Center (1793) and the opening of the railway link Nevers-Chagny. Town's current-day economy is based on tourism, and river shipping (trade and boating on Canal du Center).
As cruise port, St-Leger-sur-Dheune is included in the schedule of the luxury hotel-barge Daniele (2016-built ship) owned by CroisiEurope - one of world's largest river cruise companies. Next table shows ship's 7-day "Burgundy River Adventure" itinerary (the southbound route roundtrip from homeport Dijon). Prices start from ~USD 1850 pp.
|Date / Time||Port|
|20-21 May (overnight)||Departing from Dijon, France|
|22 May||Saint-Jean-de-Losne, France|
|23 May||Chalon-sur-Saone, France|
|24 May||Saint-Jean-de-Losne, France|
|25 May||Saint-Leger-sur-Dheune, France|
|26 May||Arriving in Dijon, France|
Port Saint-Leger-sur-Dheune cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Saint-Leger-sur-Dheune, France. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|19 April, 2022|