The Saone in Franche Comté - the river of the swans

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Enjoy nature on a houseboat vacation

The Saone in Franche-Comté

If you want to rent a houseboat on the Saone, you can look forward to a houseboat holiday with peace and quiet. You can enjoy nature on the Saone in Franche-Comté. Nowhere have I ever seen so many swans as on the Saone. In the five days of our houseboat tour we met everywhere, in every bay and every marina for swans. Well, in the marinas they were attracted by the leftover food they fished out of the water. But that couldn't be the case along the route. They greeted us at breakfast through the open door of our houseboat galley. Or they watched us wash the dishes and also ran laps over our heads.

 

 

A houseboat tour on the Saone is not only very relaxing, but also a wonderful way to see the wildlife of Franche-Comté from an extraordinary perspective.

 

Swans draw their circles in the evening light on the Saone
Swans are drawing their circles in the evening light

 

Some pairs of swans had their solid territory and guarded this with stoic calm. Others enjoyed the last rays of the evening sun during a round on the water. And again others cleaned their plumage and then shook it out full of pleasure. We were therefore able to observe and photograph swans in all possible positions. We brought home so many photos of the swans of the Saone that we do not want to withhold them from you. That's why we present them here on a separate page. Experience with us the elegant swans of the Saone on this page.

 

Do not be afraid of houseboats - the swans on the Saone
Do not be afraid of houseboats - the swans
A pair of swans on the banks of the Saone
A pair of swans on the riverbank
A swan spreads its wings on the Saone
A swan spreads its wings on the Saone
This swan guards its territory on the Saone
This swan guards its territory on the Saone
This swan is begging for food in the marina of Traves
This swan is begging for food in the marina of Traves
Swans are circling over us
Swans also circle over us
Swan visit on the Saone - already at breakfast
Swan visit on the Saone - already at breakfast

 

There are other animals on the Saone

Although swans are certainly the animal species we most often on ours Houseboat tour have seen on the Saone, there are also other animals to see along the way. It's worth looking out for. We saw herons, kingfishers (unfortunately without a photo), donkeys, horses and cattle. You can see what other animals we encountered on our houseboat tour here:

 

Donkeys in Traves
Donkeys in Traves
Donkey is snorting
Donkey is snorting

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Horse and canoe on the riverbank
Horse and canoe on the riverbank
Horses on the river
Horses on the river
Cattle herd on the river
Cattle herd on the river

 

These are just a few atmospheric shots of nature along the Saone. With a houseboat tour that lasts several days, there are plenty of opportunities to see wild animals and domestic animals along the way. We had a lot of fun looking out for them and watching them. All you need is enough time, and you should take it. The art of Slow Travel is to be able to do without something every now and then in order to then be able to enjoy such moments intensively. That was nature enjoyment at its finest.

 

Enjoy nature on the Saone River
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Source: own research on site. We thank you LeBoat and Tourisme Franche-Comté for inviting me to this trip. Our opinions definitely remain our own.

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Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline
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The Saone in Franche Comté - the river of the swans

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

2 thoughts too "The Saone in Franche Comté - the river of the swans"

  1. When swans fly, I find them especially beautiful! Maybe because you see it less often. Beautiful animals! Sunny greetings, Jutta

    1. We really liked that, too, Jutta. Especially in the evening light, the swans were impressive as they flew over our heads as we ate dinner on the top deck of our houseboat during the last rays of the day. This is a scene that I will especially remember from our houseboat tour on the Saone.

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