The highest point on the magnificent Burgundy Canal shows off its colours
Summer is rapidly fading, the warmth of the the sun is giving way to cold mornings and chilly sunny days.
Today we are in the very heart of the Burgundy countryside near the summit of the canal at lock house number 12 near Vandenesse-en-Auxois on the Saône side.
As autumn sets in, the sun’s angle becomes more acute and nature unfolds a natural palette of mesmerizing and contrasting colours.
Journey along the straight tree lined 7km road rom Pouilly-en-Auxois to the grande follie chauteau in the village of Saint-Sabine.
Chateauneuf, the fortified medieval village proudly stands above it’s hole land.
Looking at lock number 12, if you’re cruising on a hotel barge or self-drive boat, you’ve now entered a “staircase” of locks.
A downstream view from lock 12 looking towards the “Vallée Ouche” and the next village of Crugey.
Locking towards lock number 11 and just two more locks before arriving in the village of Vandenesse-en-Auxois.
Looking through the trees and hedgerows towards the imposing Burgundy landmark of Chateauneuf, an solid fortification dating from the 11th century.
Walking along the tow-path between two canal locks, the colours are abundant and the reflections on the water are so still you should pause and contemplate this unique Burgundy view.
The tree-lined towpath is perfect for cycling and walking after steeping into the footsteps of the mules and horses who once hauled cargo laden barges from Paris to Lyon and beyond.
Looking through the trees above lock house number 12 towards Chateauneuf.
As you can see the landscapes, perspectives and environment are spectacular, an ideal ingredient to your next cruise itinerary. If you would like to discover the true “BURGUNDY” and which boats or barges cruise on this section of Burgundy Canal, simply click here and contact us.