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Barging on the Canal de Bourgogne | Cruising in France

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Barging on the Canal de Bourgogne

Written by Pierre on January 6, 2009
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Burgundy is one of the most picturesque regions of France: softly rolling hills covered with vineyards and lush, verdant countryside dotted with hundreds of “happy cows” …

Lock on Canal de Bourgogne, BurgundyCanal de Bourgogne, Burgundy, FranceBarge on Canal de Bourgogne, Burgundy

Bridge over canal, Burgundy, FranceNuits St Georges vineyard, Burgundy, FranceBarge in Chablis wine region, France

These are a few pictures I took on a trip to  Burgundy. In my opinion, this region  is one of the most picturesque in France: softly rolling hills covered with vineyards and lush, verdant countryside dotted with hundreds of “happy cows.” During my visit, I toured the Canal de Bourgogne just outside Dijon (among other places). The stretch of canal I explored, along the river Ouche, has to be one of the most peaceful places on earth. Except for the occasional luxury barge-hotel  gliding lazily up and down the slow moving waterway, the area belongs to the locals. Going through small and quaint villages such as Veuvey, La Bussière and Gissey-sur-Ouche, you feel like you own the place. No crowds there and no rush hour either. To this rural serenity, add the picture-perfect pastoral scenery and you’ll get the idea… a great place to get away from crowded cities and busy highways! I took the first four pictures near a lock at Gissey-sur-Ouche, the fifth one in the Nuits-St-Georges area and the last in Auxerre, in the Chablis wine region.

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