THE TRIP Paris, Barcelona and the Canal du Midi in self-sail barge
ITINERARY To celebrate my husband's 60th birthday we met 11 friends on self-drive barges on the Canal du Midi, in the south of France,
but our holiday started with six nights in Paris in a romantic studio apartment, overlooking the Seine and Notre Dame, on the Ile St Louis.
We used Guest Apartment Services (guestapartment.com) and highly recommend them. Ile St Louis in the heart of Paris, is an easy walk to many sights, museums and restaurants.