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Going to France in 2016

Hi Folks – It’s time to think about going to France in September of 2016. I know it seems early but the good boats fill up over a year in advance so it is time to start planning our schedule. We’ve picked out a few dates to have some general info meetings about our next canal … Continue reading »

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Summer Wines and Last Chance France

In case you don’t get our newsletter, here’s what we sent out yesterday. Hi Folks – I bet you have been wondering what has been going on in wine news. It’s been a while since we last wrote. We took some time off of teaching over the (really long) winter but we kept busy by … Continue reading »

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Bailly Lapierre Wine Cave on the Nivernais

On one of the very hottest days on the Nivernais we were lucky to be close to the Bailly Lapierre “Crémant de Bourgogne” Wine Cave – literally in a cave! (Click here to see maps.) We parked our boat on the bank of the canal and hiked up (yes, UP, UP, and more UP) to the … Continue reading »

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Auxerre on the Nivernais

Continuing our tour of the Nivernais Canal, we floated into Auxerre – the fourth largest city in Burgundy.  

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Locks, Bridges & other Beautiful Sites on the Nivernais Canal, France

A few useful links: All about French locks: Locks, Locking, & Bollards More about the Nivernais: Site Officiel du Tourism sur le Canal du Nivernais

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Adventure Bound

About ten years ago, on the Travel Channel, there was a show called Adventure Bound with Alby Mangels.  Alby is the original Australian wild man.  He always seemed to be doing crazy things on land and sea.  His program was pure vicarious travel – and I loved it. Tomorrow Sara and I are off on … Continue reading »

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Eating Through France on $31 a day?

Looking over the receipts from my trip to France last September I was surprised to find that eating in France wasn’t as expensive as I thought it might be. Three friends and I spent 10 days in France: 2 days in Paris and 8 days along the Canal du Midi on a rented canal boat. … Continue reading »

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One Minute on the Canal du Midi

The holidays are starting and sometimes they can be stressful. The weather in Minnesota has turned cold and grey. The streets and sidewalks are salty but I still manage to slip on an icy patch. I need a reminder of summer.   Today I offer you a respite, a little haven, a minute of peace from the … Continue reading »

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A typical day on the Canal du Midi

What do you do on a canal boat vacation? Here are a few things that fill a typical day on the canal. The mornings in mid September were cool but not cold and the days warmed wonderfully. Only on one day did we have wind, overcast skies and a bit of rain. Cool nights lead … Continue reading »

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Unlocking the Canal du Midi

If you plan on renting a boat on a French canal you’ll have the clear through some locks. Don’t worry it’s easy. Here we clear a double lock on the Canal du Midi in mid September 2011.

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