5 reasons to go barge cruising in France

By Alison Wright and CNN staffUpdated 11th June 2013
Kir Royale: creme de cassis and Champagne are mixed together for one delicious cocktail.
Kir Royale: creme de cassis and Champagne are mixed together for one delicious cocktail.
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Whipping up an exquisite meal from a galley kitchen.
Whipping up an exquisite meal from a galley kitchen.
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Burly lock keeper arriving soon.
Burly lock keeper arriving soon.
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The Hospice de Beaune: an architectural marvel.
The Hospice de Beaune: an architectural marvel.
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