|About the Book|
In the summer of 1999, Erasmus Kloman and his family chartered a barge and piloted it along the lovely Burgundy and Nivernais canals in France. In Barging in Burgundy Mr. Kloman combines a narrative travelogue with practical how-to-do-it instructions. He tells readers what they need to know about taking a barge trip -- including how to determine which barge company to procure, what supplies to bring on board, and how to maneuver the locks encountered on the trip. At the same time, he lyrically describes the romance of travel in Burgundy, its remarkable history, breathtaking architecture, its wines and hearty cuisines. Also included are a list of sites worth a visit, restaurants, emergency numbers, and recipes from the region. This is a wonderful resource guide for adventurous travelers contemplating a barge trip or readers who just want to vicariously experience the beauty and tranquility of a barge trip through the French countryside.