"Lazy and extended cruising
of the French canals. Fresh morning croissants & coffee conjure an ideallic picture."
This is a hell of a good idea. Cruising the French waterways is possibly the best way of discovering our beautiful country, far from the madding crowd. Don't forget to take a couple of bikes aboard.
My home is next to the "Canal latéral à la Marne". It is not only idyllic, it is paradise.
French croissants and coffee are my daily diet - in the morning. Later in the day, I prefer snails, frog thighs and champagne.