We will be staying in Tours next spring and need to travel to Beziers in one day to start a Midi Canal cruise. Looking at the train timetable, it will take 6+ hours to get down there. We have a hire car in Tours and we were thinking of driving down but after a scary week of driving in Italy this year – we are more than a little hesitant. Would it be best to head down the day before? Any advice would be appreciated.