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  • Reviews: 12

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The barge Litote: A really great vacation

In May 2005, my wife and I spent a week on the Litote cruising up the Burgundy Canal out of Dijon. We went about 30 miles in one week, so travel was at a leisurely pace. Locks were about a mile apart, and we could get off at one lock and walk to the next to get back on board, if we wanted a bit of exercise. Bicycles were also available to those who were more energetic. There were 19 other passengers, and it turned out to be a very good group.
The Litote had its own chef who prepared a marvelous lunch and dinner each day. We had our own private tour bus to visit local attractions.
The countryside along the canal is fantastic.
We had a truly great time.
We also spent a weekend in Dijon after the cruise and had a good time.

The Burgundy Canal was built to connect the Atlantic with the Mediterranean via the Seine and Rhone river systems.
Due to politics, it took a couple of centuries to build. Barges first reached Dijon in 1808.
The canal is about 390 miles long and has 209 locks.
In the 1960s, France decided to support its rail system, and traffic on the canal has declined from 300,000 barges in 1965 to 5,000 in recent years. Tour operators who use the canal fear it may fall into disrepair to a point they are no longer able to use it.

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  • Related to: Wine Tasting, Food and Dining, Castles and Palaces
  • Written September 27, 2006
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Dijon Campground (?)or le Camping municipal du Lac: The Dijon Campground

Ok this was the cheapest accomodation we had in our travel around europe. 2 people, a tent and a car came to under 10euros.
The camp ground itself is very tidy with lots of trees, and most importantly the bathroom and shower blocks are really clean.

There is a really lovely park (with stream) runnning along side the park. which was great for an evening walk

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written October 8, 2002

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  • Rieke profile photo Rieke
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Hotel Le Dracy
(The picture is...

Hotel Le Dracy
(The picture is not one from the hotel - I don't have one!)

Superb food is being served here ! We were lucky to have a room and be able to have dinner.
The hotel has also a large open-air swimming pool and is beautifully located.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written September 12, 2002
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Dijon Youth Hostel

We stayed in a youth-hostel in the eastern part of Dijon. It was about 10 minutes by bus from the city centre. I remember returning there on our first night and having very little idea at which stop to disembark but luckily we were able to describe the hostel to the very kind bus-driver and he told us the correct stop. We had a double room with shared showers and bathroom. While the hostel was good value we'd have preferred something a little closer to the centre of town.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written September 8, 2002

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I stayed for just one night on...

I stayed for just one night on my way to Geneva and camped at a lovely site next to the river.
Sorry I dont recall the name of it but you cant miss it.

A very scenic spot on the river which was the colour of pea soup.
Peacefull until a very young couple camped next to us.
She cried all night.......god knows what went on but I got no sleep.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written August 25, 2002
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  • Pierre_Rouss profile photo Pierre_Rouss
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NEVER go at the hotel in...

NEVER go at the hotel in Bougogne region!!!
There is loads of bed and breakfast, farm gites, all around in all the countryside. Stop by the Syndicat d'Initiative of the closest city and get out to a nice B&B in the country.

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  • Written August 24, 2002

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