With Afloat in France, enjoy a unique opportunity to witness and participate in the momentous event of the grape harvest—the highlight of the wine-producing year.
Saint-Jean-de-Losne is the capital of boatmen and an inland port. The legendary cities of Dijon and Lyon are linked by the lush and beautiful Saône Valley, a symbol of all that is best in France – stately riverside villas and magnificent historical towns lining the banks of the Saône, exquisite Romanesque churches and opulent châteaux, the finest wines in Christendom and a gastronomy which is the envy of the world.
Dijon, a city in Romantic France, has numerous sights. Tour Philippe le Bon offers outstanding views. The Palace of Dukes of Burgundy now houses the Town Hall and Fine Arts Museum. Charming squares and streets lead past half-timbered houses and elegant mansions beneath church spires. Notre-Dame, the Gothic church dating from the 13th century, is a stone work of art with a unique facade of gargoyles and slender columns topped by the Jacquemart Clock which has struck each hour for townspeople since 1383. The Cathedral of Saint-Benigne has a crypt containing fascinating sculptures from around the year 1000. Near the cathedral are old churches of Saint Philibert and Saint Jean. The Archaeological Museum houses fascinating treasures. The Perrin de Puycousin Museum of Burgundian Life reconstructs the life of past Dijonnais and Burgundians, while the Museum of Sacred Art is housed in the former chapel. Dijon boasts parks and gardens, as well as the Port on Burgundy Canal where boats leave for cruises to the countryside.
Relax and enjoy your day as you cruise along the river and take in the magnificent scenery.
Longecourt-en-Plaine is located in the Cote d'Or Region of Burgundy. This charming french village has centuries old of history, French-Victorian homes, drawbridges, moats, and late Gothic foliage. While staying at the chateaus, stroll through the beautiful collection of gardens and sip delicate French wine. Remember if, "when in France, do as the French do!"
Situated in the Saone-et-Loire or the Burgundy region, Fragnes is located in eastern-center France. Visitors can stroll through the local markets, tour gardens of lush greenery of Abbaye de la Bussiere, hike through Cirque du Bout du Monde, or photograph the beautiful Hospices de Beaune.
Chagny is a tiny town in the Saône-et-Loire region of eastern France. It sits east of Burgundy and south of Beaune. The town’s sister city is England’s Garden City of Letchworth replicating its cultural, commercial and political diplomacy. Chagny’s protected environment anticipates tourists and offers outdoor activities, shopping centers, tourism services and lodging. Visitors can stroll through the 12th and 13th century Romanesque monuments and architectural influences, inhale the countryside's lush greenery while on a wine tour, and relax by the Canal du Centre afterwards.
St-Léger-sur-Dheune is a small village in the enchanting Burgundy (Bourgogne) region of France in the Saône-et-Loire department. Bike along the river, enjoy picturesque strolls through the charming gardens and vineyards, and delight in the authentic French cuisine in the village restaurants.
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