French Barge Trip in the Summer of 2016
No, I did not take the photo above. It is a stock photo off the internet of the barge that we were on in Burgundy.
Hallway from the bedroom to the salon area.
The salon down below on the barge
A view down the canal
We are entering one of the many locks along the canal.
The women who operates the lock. She is opening the gate in the lock door to let the water out to lower the barge.
Opening the lock flood gates. There are two, one on each door of the lock.
The place setting before dinner
Hannah, serving us cheese at dinner
Cheers everyone. Having dinner on the upper deck of the barge.
The first course
The main course
The cheese course
The barge staff
Our master Corden Bleu trained chef
The sun cover is lowered so that we can pass under a bridge.
We normally had lunch on the barge, but this one day we went to a nearby restaurant/hotel.
Inside the restaurant/hotel where we had lunch.
At one of the locks, there was a very small restaurant.
A wine cellar at a vineyard where we also had lunch
A wine tasting
Some cheese back on the barge
The first course back on the barge at dinner.
The old town in Dijon, France
One of the local vineyards.
Taking a jeep ride through one of the local vineyards.
We Americans always hear that pigs are used to find truffles. However, in France they use special dogs who are trained to find the truffles. The truffles are just a few inches below the surface of the ground. In the photo above, the dog has located a truffle.
This is a truffle that the dog found.