Canal cruise Burgundy

Luciole Blog

2nd - 8th September 2018

Passengers crossed the globe to join the Luciole this week. The same can be said of our crew from Chile, Poland, England and Scotland.

Tadek cooked up a storm in the galley with a beautiful turbot from the high seas. The fish was filleted off the bone with the skill of the professional he is. Tadek's flair for elegant yet simple meals that preserve flavour and let the glory of the local produce shine through were appreciated by all.

Paul our guide brought Burgundy - indeed France - to life weaving historical information with tales of the unexpected. A piece of information I did not know, was that Burgundy was famous for the ‘wet-nurse’. Women travelled by boat and carriage to Paris, to feed the babes of the wealthy. Burgundy’s women were considered fit and healthy, thanks of course to the richness of the food (and no doubt deliciousness of the wine) grown in the region.

The season is definitely on the turn here in Burgundy. The local children are back to school after a long hot summer and the trees are developing a golden tinge. Autumns are often glorious on the Nivernais and this one is not disappointing. The days are warm and still and the nights pleasantly cool. The Roches du Saussois was the perfect place for our group to take shots of panoramic view and the Luciole.

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