This exclusive hotel barge cruise is the perfect way to discover the rich flavours, pretty villages and beautiful scenery of colourful Provence, with complimentary drinks on board, enriching shore excursions, fine French dining and bicycles for exploring on shore.
Explore the lagoons of Étang de Thau, renowned for their fresh shellfish, and enjoy stunning panoramic views from Mont Saint-Clair in the traditional town of Sète, before joining the scenic Rhône à Sète Canal.
Visit the fascinating fortified city of Aigues Mortes, discover the natural beauty of the Camargue with its pink flamingos and white horses, and admire the impressive Roman ruins of UNESCO-listed Arles.
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Provence and Camargue
Day 1 - UK - Arles - Sete (France)
Fly from the UK to Arles and embark Anne-Marie late afternoon. There will be a presentation of the crew before dinner.
Day 2 - Sete
Today we will have an excursion of the Étang De Thau and its Museum, where you will discover the shellfish farmers and fishermen. There will be an opportunity to taste some of the shellfish while taking in the beauty of the basin from a terrace. Tour Sète's historical downtown area and visit Mont Saint-Clair to discover its renowned cross and the Notre-Dame-De-La-Salette chapel. Overnight.
Day 3 - Sete - Palavas-Les-Flots
We take a tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders during a visit by wagon. We will also take part in a bull sorting. Before we return to the boat, we will have a delicious snack with products from the farm. Overnight.
Day 4 - Palavas-Les-Flots - Aigues-Mortes
Spend some free time discovering the beautiful spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots before sailing to Aigues-Mortes for a tour of this old fortified city which boasts a rich heritage. The city is located in the middle of the marshes and is one of the most beautiful sites in Provence. After our visit we will return to the ship. Overnight.
Day 5 - Aigues-Mortes - Gallician
Today we have an excursion to the Camargue. There will be free time in the beautiful city of Sainte-Marie-la-Mer, where we recommend a visit to its fortified church. Overnight.
Day 6 - Gallician - Arles
Discover Arles on a wonderful tour of the cultural centre and its Roman ruins. Travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence, with an opportunity to taste some local products. Gala evening on board. Overnight.
Day 7 - Arles - UK
Buffet breakfast on board before we disembark. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary in the light of conditions. Depending on mooring availability and weather conditions, the stopover in Sète could be replaced by a stopover in Frontignan