Item description for Floating Through France: Life Between Locks on the Canal du Midi (Travelers' Tales Guides) by Barbara J. Euser...
Many tourists' trips to France are dominated by that country's cosmopolitan capital; <i>Floating Through France</i> reveals a rural side of France that is seen less often, but is just as compelling as Paris's urban excitement. The essays in this collection explore the areas surrounding the unique, picturesque Canal du Midi. The oldest functioning canal in Europe, the Canal du Midi started out as a shortcut for bustling commerce in the 17th century and is now a United Nations World Heritage site and one of the most beautiful, evocative features of the French countryside. Featuring essays from notables such as Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Larry Habegger, and Joanna Biggar, as well as up-and-comers, and poetry and photo-sketches, <i>Floating Through France</i> is perfect for those traveling to France or those who just want to feel like they're there.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Apr 11, 2006
Publisher Travelers' Tales
ISBN 1932361383 ISBN13 9781932361384
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Floating Through France: Life Between Locks on the Canal du Midi Feb 7, 2007
This was a very enjoyable travelogue written by a group of adventurous women. It tells of their experiences while cruising on the canals in France. Their story brought back many wonderful memories. I made a similar trip on the canals and rivers of Brittany in 1999 with five female friends. This is the book we talked about writing after our trip and never got around to doing. I enjoyed it so much that I purchased a copy for each of my fellow travelers. My thanks to Barbara Euser and her friends for a delightful book.