Category Archives: Canal de Bourgogne

Plombiére-les-Dijon to St Jean-de-Losne on the Saône river.

Wednesday 10 August. Plombiére was a good mooring. No power or water available, at least where we were, which is surprising considering it’s a reasonable size. There are very dilapidated electrical points but they don’t work. The lockeeper showed up … Continue reading

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Pont d’Ouche to Plombiére-les-Dijon and a mishap.

Tuesday, August 9th. Guess who ran out of internet again? Can hardly believe we went through €80 and 10gigs in 18 days! We can’t work out how we are chewing through 10 gigs so quickly. So there was no internet … Continue reading

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The Pouilly Tunnel and Vandanesse-en-Auxois

The Pouilly Tunnel. Constructed between 1822 and 1832 it is 3.34kms long and goes straight through the hill between Pouilly-en-Auxois and Escommes. It has been in the back of our minds since we started on the Canal de Bourgogne weeks … Continue reading

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Vandanesse-en-Auxois to Pont d’Ouche. More Men Behaving Badly…

The Vandanesse-en-Auxois mooring is popular with hotel peniches which take up a lot of room on the quai but we were lucky when we arrived because there was only one tied up, leaving plenty of room for us. Behind the … Continue reading

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Pont Royal to Pouilly-en-Auxois. The last of the uphill staircase locks.

Thursday July 28th. Pont Royal proved to be an excellent mooring. Quiet, well maintained, plenty of room. The chambre d’hôtel (B&B) opposite runs the mooring and takes orders for bread the night before. There is a nice looking restaurant on … Continue reading

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An International Incident. Bad behaviour on the canals…

The day started so well. Who knew the palaver that was to follow. Here’s what happened… The morning was cooler when we woke in Pouillenay. We had agreed with the lockeepers that we would have a 9am start as we … Continue reading

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Tanlay To Raviére. Chateau and bike rides.

Tanlay is a lovely well kept village. Our first afternoon we visited the Château de Tanlay which began construction in 1550 over the foundations of a 12th century fortress. Finally completed in the 17th century it has been in the … Continue reading

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St-Florentin to Tonnerre and a spot of gate-crashing…

Well! So much for Allez les Bleus. We were heading to a bar in St Florentin to watch France play Portugal in the Euro Football finals. Somehow we ended up inviting ourselves (Martin, I’m looking at you) into the local … Continue reading

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Brienon-sur-Armançon to St-Florentin

Saturday July 9th dawned another beautiful day. We still had power at our Brienon-sur-Armançon mooring until late morning when a woman came around and turned it off again. Guess she wanted another €10. But we headed off to St Florentin. … Continue reading

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Migennes covered market…

The weekly markets are one of my favourite things about France and we are so lucky to be able to visit lots of different markets while we cruise the canals on our boat, Silver Fern. Here are some pictures I … Continue reading

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