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Summer trip to France for family of 4 - itinerary ideas

Summer trip to France for family of 4 - itinerary ideas

Mar 18th, 2008, 05:11 PM
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travelgirl - We did the Canal du Midi on a self drive boat in early August of last year.

What do you want to know?

It was a GREAT trip - we will do it again - in fact, we are considering buying a boat and leaving over there so we can go back each year.
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Mar 19th, 2008, 06:31 PM
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tigerman - do you think Canal du Midi is "the" place to go barging in France?

We've booked a barge in Brittany, due to our logistics. But, I've always thought that Canal du Midi would be great.

Where would you leave a boat? How often/long do you think you'd have to use it to make this feasible. I'm envious!
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Mar 20th, 2008, 07:53 AM
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Travelgirl,

Yes, for us it was. We have a 12 year old boy who we considered when we made this trip. Canal du Midi has Carcasonne- and medieval walled city still intact and inhabited-along its waterway. Needless to say, that was the highlight of his trip - that and riding the rental bike along the tow path-now bike path- while I piloted the boat.

Email me at [email protected] if you want more info - I have lots.


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Mar 20th, 2008, 07:39 PM
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I thought of you when reading this report; hope it gives you inspiration and something to look forward to.

http://www.francemag.com/france-trav...y-boating--246
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