Advise regarding barges in France

  spikeychris 19:39 21 Aug 06

We have always fancied a barge holiday and I love France. I have just started researching the inns and outs. Has anyone any experience in this?

  ade.h 20:50 21 Aug 06

"...researching the inns..."

A very enjoyable holiday pursuit!

  ezypcy 21:30 21 Aug 06

Go Barging Video Tour - foot tapping audio!
click here

  anskyber 21:57 21 Aug 06

No. But what a wonderful subject for a thread. I wish I had gone bargeing in France. My only experience has been bargeing on the Leeds/Liverpool Canal here. Very peaceful, but not France.

  spikeychris 22:04 21 Aug 06

I'm not going until August next year so I have time. I might be in touch regarding your experiences though if that is OK.

  anskyber 22:43 21 Aug 06

It was a long time ago, but do get in contact if you wish.

  €dstowe 08:46 22 Aug 06

As you would be taken way, way out of any tourist areas it is vital that you speak French (just a thought in case you don't - and plenty of time to learn).

  Pidder 08:51 22 Aug 06

Did you see Rick Stein's French canal cruise? He's a chap who enjoys his food ...and wine...

  spikeychris 10:06 22 Aug 06

just shouting in English - !I SAID I WANT A BEER! tends to work.

  Sethhaniel 13:01 22 Aug 06

The Falkirk Wheel the rotating boat lift connecting the Union Canal with the Forth & Clyde Canal
click here

been there - done that - got the DVD - "only because my American friend bought it and it wouldn't work on the US system" ;)

  €dstowe 14:27 22 Aug 06

Not much use when negotiating locks.

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