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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...
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Cour de la Gare, 21000 Dijon, France
On the last leg of a trip in May 2013, we took the TGV from Dijon to Paris, on the way passing beautiful fields of mustard in bloom. We'd seen fields like this from the air on the way to Prague, in Poland and into Lyon, but didn't know what they...
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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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21200 Beaune, France
Want to feel like a local? Go to the the Saturday Market in Beaune. This is THE social event of the week, and literally the entire town is in attendance. Farmers, vendors, artisans and the like all congregate in the city center, culminating in...
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9-11 Avenue de la République, 21200 Beaune, France
While his girlfriend seems uncertain about her tasting, the young gentleman is ready to give it a try. We've stayed three times at a charming chambre d'hote in Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy, a few kilometers from Beaune. Luckily, each visit has...
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21200 Beaune, France
Nestled in the quaint town of Beaune, the Hôtel de la Poste is an enchanting place to call home while exploring the various wine regions of Burgundy. With 36 rooms, 2 restaurants and 1 well-stocked bar (shown above), you really will want for...
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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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There are miles and miles of paths along the picturesque Burgundy Canal. And one of the best ways to see them is via bikes. Since the paths are basically flat, biking is easy, allowing you to take in all the beautiful surroundings.
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I discovered the Philippe Leclere Caveau (wine cave and tasting cellar) while I was cruising down the Canal du Bourgogne. Leclere's caves are quite old and his Gevrey-Chambertin wines delicious!