Subject: Re: Paris/Barge trip/Normandy

This is not directly on point, but related. We traveled with our dear friends and their one year old daughter in Italy this past fall. The pace changes with a child, but it was great fun. Later, our friends' older children joined us, and we had three cars for nine people. It was the right thing to do. Our vehicles ranged from a Fiat Punta 2 door to a Renault Laguna 4 door to a Lancia diesel van. It allowed great flexibility since, of course, not everyone wanted to do the same thing at the same time.

Lisa in Chicago

P.S. I will be looking forward to hearing about the self-drive boat since that is high on the list of possibilities for our next trip with our friends.