We just returned from a visit to France and Andorra which included a five
day self drive barge trip on the Canal du Rhone a Sete. There were four of
us in the barge (advertised for 6 to 8) and the word most used to describe
the journey was bucolic. The barge was 30 feet in length and with four it
was extremely comfortable. I would not put any more than four adults in a 30
foot boat of any sort. We traveled from Beaucaire to Frontignan and back,
stopping at Aix Mortes (sp?), Carnon, St. Gilles, Frontignan and Gallician.
Lock passage was simple. We have decided to do it again in another area next
year, but this was a learning experience. I would recommend it for anyone
desiring to shed a type A personality for a week or so.