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A lovely day on the Canal du Centre

We moor along the canal near a well known white wine village called Santenay.

Its a 2 km walk into the village, over the bridge

Its clearly a wealthy village, evidence of charming gardens throughout the village.

We walk to the chateau Santenay, which has been renovated, and I spot amazing butterflies on the lavender on the way

The chateau makes amazing wines. They only use the Chardonnay grapes, and own many hectares of vines

The once moat – now used as a road

Its Market day on Sunday, not to be missed – so we cycle 7 km to the town of Chagny in rain…rain deters nobody

Fascinating sights in this 3 street market… live chickens, geese, ducks…

Famous Bresse chickens with heads intact so that people recognise them

Vegetables, red garlic, and streets of vendors selling meats, cheeses, fruit, clothes…

Celebration of the Bresse chicken

And a fabulous cycle ride along a disused railway line and now a cycle track, through forests and vineyards

Through vineyards overlooking villages..

And into the centre of a medieval village called Nolay

Beautiful medieval church

Medieval grainery

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  1. Great info for when we do the Canal du Centre next week. Pity we did not stay in SJDL a day longer as we might have met you but fun seeing you pass just after the Seurre lock (I think it was) on Thursday 13 July.

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