We flew out of Paris back home a few years ago. Went into the duty free shop at the airport and looked as some wine that was 12 and 15 Euros... same wine in a downtown grocer was 3 and 4 euros so buyer beware!
You should have a blast with the canal boat. I had a friend who owned one there & pretty much lived fulltime onboard. He wrote a guide to French canal cruising. It had the boat name, 'Bermuda 2' in the title. Don't know if the book is still available. The author passed away a few years ago so I don't know about any reprints.
Boat: 32' 1996 Albin 32+2, single Cummins 315hp
40+ night per year overnighter
camping on a canal boat is great fun, When I was a kid,(late 60's) my dad and my uncle build one from an old big cheese vat and welded the top of an old Volkswagon bus on it and we spend lots of time on it this boat was self contained with stove, sleeping quarters etc.through out the summer it was kind of an ugly thing but gave me lots of memory's,.
This was in Holland by the way.
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 3.0L diesel.
2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4
2010 195wbs Shadow cruiser travel trailer.