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Tanlay is a small village on the Canal de Bourgogne, 6 locks and 9km away from Tonnerre. Its claim to fame is a superb French Renaissance castle – I’m quoting from the guide-book here! It is pretty impressive, but the guided tour through the interior was somewhat less so.

Waterman at Tanlay

The port area on the Canal de Bourgogne at Tanlay; Waterman is moored centre of picture.

Chateau de Tanlay

!6th century Chateau de Tanlay – started in 1553, completed in 1648.

Chateau de Tanlay

Roof detail, moat, and edge of garden at Chateau de Tanlay.

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