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the delights of Burgundy
at your own pace.....
Come to Burgundy and you step into the past. Here is a country rooted
deep in history and legend, carrying us back to the dawn of Western
Here Caesar came and saw and conquered. Here the Dukes of Burgundy
held dominion in the golden Middle Ages.
And here today in the very heart of France, Le Papillon cruises.
For the most part our voyages are on the Canal de Bourgogne.
Sometimes we venture afield on the Canal du Nivernais or the River
Now and again we even get as far as Paris.
Wherever we are, we can choose our moorings together - town, village
or open countryside? Then maybe head out in the minibus to a private
tasting with a local wine grower or ride a bicycle and explore the
countryside. Let us tell you whats possible so that you can
choose. After all, theres no agenda other than your own. Well
make sure however that you dont miss any sights that are really
We want you to grow to love Burgundy as much as we do!
Something beautiful around every bend
The canals and rivers interchange throughout Burgundy. We cruise
on both, through fields, woods, villages and towns. Along the waters
edge trees overhang, herons stand watching and fishermen sit patiently.
While its very much France at a snails pace, theres
always something to catch the eye. Best of all theres always
plenty of time to look and sketch or take pictures. And all the
time, the waters slide by, gurgling behind the bow.
We can honestly say we know nothing so easy on the eye, so gentle
on the soul, or so inspiring for the spirit than a few days losing
yourself along these once highways, now old backwaters of France.