Canal du Midi-one or two days?

Jan 26th, 2007, 09:38 AM
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Canal du Midi-one or two days?

We have just a short time in the area around the Canal du Midi is it possible to either spend the day on the canal with a guide, or rent a boat and do it ourselves for a day or two? We are a party of four women traveling through France.

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Jan 26th, 2007, 03:56 PM
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We've done two cruises on self-drive barges, but none of the companies seems to rent out a barge for less than seven days.
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Jan 28th, 2007, 11:04 AM
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We are four women in our early 60s. None of us has ever driven a boat,,,,we're great with cars, however. How difficult is it to drive the boat, moor and get through the locks? We have visions of bringing back the boat with lots of "dings".

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Jan 28th, 2007, 11:41 AM
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Hi MB,

>We are four women in our early 60s. None of us has ever driven a boat,...<

Your visit to France is not the time to learn.

I don't say this because of your age or sex, but because of lack of experience.

>We have visions of bringing back the boat with lots of "dings".<

I hope that you are well insured.

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Jan 28th, 2007, 03:13 PM
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The boat rental companies are well aware that most renters have never driven a boat before. It is not difficult, nor is it going through a lock. However, I do not see the pleasure of doing it for just one day or two. This is not like cruising on a big lake to enjoy the sun and the water.
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