Has anyone out there any experience in boating on French rivers and their associated canal system? I am going to be moving to Paris soon, and I am trying to get information on what oppportunities are out there for inland cruising.
Specifically, I am trying to figure out the whether or not one can take a small (12-18 foot) boat and row around the inland waterways, the closer to Paris the better. I was in Paris and I found a few books written by a couple of Englishmen on this very subject and some material does appear in the more general guide books, but everyone it seems always talks about renting or buying motorboats - usually larger cruising types. I have nothing against motorboats, but both I and my fiancee love to row - its that simple. I know people must do this, does anyone have information or contacts so that I might find out more?