A question for Sarastro --
You obviously have a lot of experience traveling the canals of France, and I would greatly appreciate your advice. My family of 5 (our children are all teenagers) are thinking of one last canal trip together next spring before our oldest goes off to college -- this time on the Canal du Midi. Three years ago we had a fabulous trip on the Burgundy Canal, renting from Locaboat. My husband particularly liked the Flying Bridge design of the boat we used, so we are interested in going again with Locaboat. We also want to do a one-way cruise, and I see from Locaboat's website that the one-way option they offer is from Negra (near Toulouse) to Argens. What do you think of that section of the canal? I really don't know the area and wondered if you could share your experience with us. We are not afraid of locks (we did about 60 in a week on the Burgundy Canal), but we really aren't interested in traveling a canal that really has just one lock after another.