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February 5, 2016

France: Hotel Barges

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Amaryllis pushes into the lock.

Amaryllis pushes into the lock.

Hotel barges are a comfortable way to experience France. On board one can cruise through the countryside in the lap of luxury. You can even glide through Burgundy’s vineyards while relaxing in a hot tub.

We tell the guests that join us on our own barge Wanderlust that their experience is like being on a hotel barge. It is except the service is a little surly. And there’s no hot tub.

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Nice soaking pool

The lock keeper switches sides on the closing gates.

The lock keeper switches sides on the closing gates.

Wanderlust takes on fuel in St.-Jean-de-Losne.

Wanderlust takes on fuel in St.-Jean-de-Losne.

Barge Amaryllis enters the first lock on the Burgundy Canal from the River Saône.

Barge Amaryllis enters the first lock on the Burgundy Canal from the River Saône.

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