|Locks unlock the trip.|
The inclusive trip isn't cheap, you could drive the route in under three hours or, with a few boating skills do it yourself, but the pleasure of being cossetted while informed and given an insight into the lives of the French that tourists never see is priceless.
It's also relaxing and a whole lot of fun.
|Adieu Court, Fountainebleau|
|The medieval village of Moret Sur Loing|
|Barge along a canal over the Loire River, thanks to Gustave Eiffel.|
For a day-to-day look at my barge trip, look for "Aboard Renaissance" at www.allthingscruise.com