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The paths along the canals
The canals of Burgundy are lined with towpaths over long sections. These cleared and protected paths which run alongside the banks of navigable waterways play a role of biological corridor without however replacing the ecological functions of a real bank. Prohibited to traffic and no longer used for hauling the today motorized boats, they have found a new tourist vocation and are a delight for hikers and cyclists, especially since the opposite banks of towpaths are frequently equipped with backtow paths used at the time when boats were towed by a man on each side of the waterway.
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