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A profile feature of an expat who moved to France to work on the waterways of Burgundy and has established a new life among the region’s medieval castles and vineyards.

As a fan of wine, history and life on the waterways, it’s not surprising that Scotsman Michael Pattison feels right at home in Burgundy. This rural region, packed with fairy-tale castles, Romanesque churches and world-famous vineyards, is home to a canal network visited by thousands of tourists every year and which has provided Michael with his livelihood for almost two decades…