I've just replied to "Can anyone Assist" thread (just a little vague!!) with info. on 1. Boat Lifts, several super examples of which I've seen, 2. Canals, river (trips) and canal cycling in France. 3. Some other delightful places in Central France. 4. The 40+ fortified towns of the low countries. This may be a helpful link! I will also add: The castle under construction at Guedelon 'near' St Fargeau in the same upper Loire area as 3. above but where to stop ..