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Barging in Burgundy on Prosperite

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21320 Vandenesse-en-Auxois, France
A friend had always wanted to do a barge trip through France's wine country. After much research, we discovered a great company called Special Places Travel that helped us select the right region, and more importantly the right barge. Since we...
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Le Pont d'Ouche, 21360 Thorey-sur-Ouche, France
One of the special things about barging along the Canal du Bourgogne in France's Burgundy region, are the beautiful and charming lock houses along the way. We must have passed 30 of them during our recent barge trip on Prosperite. The lock houses...
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21320 Vandenesse-en-Auxois, France
The quaint village of Vandenesse-en-Auxois is one of France's "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France" - a designation for being one of the country's most authentic and beautiful villages. Biking up to the hill top village from our barge was bit of...
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Burgundy, France
Friends and I recently took a barge on the Canal du Bourgogne on the beautiful barge, Propserite. As I mentioned in another highlight, the food and wine was one of the highlights of our experience. Chef Executif Herve Simon is an amazing chef and...
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D33, 21360 La Bussière-sur-Ouche, France
While barging along the Canal du Bourgogne with friends, our tour guide, Rejane, took us to have a dinner at the lovely Abbaye de la Bussiere - a 12th Century restored Cistercian Order Abbey and now a Relais & Chateaux hotel - located in the heart...
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21320 Vandenesse-en-Auxois, France
Dijon's antique stores offer a wide selection of antique and not-so-old tastevis - the small, shallow cup,usually made of silver, that was traditionally used by winemakers and sommeliers when judging the maturity and taste of a wine. Great...
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10 Rue Bannelier, 21000 Dijon, France
I recently learned that the Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard we have here in the US is actually produced from mustard seed grown in Canada. So while in Dijon, France I suggest you spend a morning (or two) walking your way through the Dijon Covered Food...
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Place Notre Dame, 21000 Dijon, France
Dijon is a wonderful France city in the Burgundy region. In fact - it was once the seat of power for the Dukes of Burgundy in the 15th century. There are so many historic buildings through out the city and my favorite was the Church of Notre-Dame...
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Rue de la Montagne, 21640 Vougeot, France
After another lazy morning cruising the Canal du Bourgogne on the Prosperite, our tour guide, Rejane brought us to the impressive Clos de Vougeot. Clos de Vougeot is one of the wineries in the "Route des Grand Cru" - an ultra-elite region of land...