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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Autumn in Provence

This exclusive fully escorted cruise holiday combines an overnight hotel stay in chic Paris, with a 6-night hotel barge cruise exploring the heart of Provence, from the breathtaking vistas of the Camargue to the fortified city of Aigues-Mortes. Includes complimentary drinks on board and enriching shore excursions, plus rail travel from the UK

No Fly Cruise
7 nights from £2485pp

Hotel Barge Holiday
  • Aigues-Mortes
  • Camargue

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Exclusive fully escorted cruise holiday!

Autumn in Provence Special Offer

Discover a wealth of history, outstanding natural beauty and regional delicacies on this exceptional cruise holiday to the heart of Provence in the autumn.

This unique holiday begins with rail travel to Paris and an overnight hotel stay in this romantic capital. The following day, embark your stylish 22-passenger hotel barge in pretty Sete, bordered by the famous Étang de Thau.

Discover the stunning Etang De Thau and its incredible oyster farms. Enjoy a tasting of the famous produce before heading to picturesque Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Cross the Etang de Thau before joining the Rhône à Sète Canal.

Enjoy a visit to a manade and learn about the life of its herders, before relaxing in the spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots. Continue cruising along the Rhône à Sète Canal to the fortified city of Aigues-Mortes, located in the middle of marshes. Hop on board a tourist train and tour the salt marshes and fascinating museum. Explore the sun-drenched Camargue, renowned for its wildlife, and see the magnificent Roman ruins of Arles. Reflect on your incredible holiday as you travel by rail back to Paris, and on to the UK.

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Autumn in Provence Itinerary - SVA_AIPP

Day 1 - UK - Paris (France)

Travel by train to Paris, and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Paris - Sete

Transfer from the hotel to the train station for your rail journey from Paris to Sete, where you'll embark your hotel barge. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner.

Day 3 - Sete

Join an excursion to the Etang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. Visit the Etang de Thau Museum, where you'll discover the shellfish farmers and fishermen, and you'll be able to taste some of the shellfish while taking in the beauty of the basin from a terrace. The afternoon will be dedicated to a tour of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Later, return to the barge.

Day 4 - Palavas-Les-Flots

Spend the morning cruising towards Palavas-Les-Flots. Cross the Etang De Thau, before joining the Rhône à Sète Canal. Arrive late morning. This afternoon, set out on a tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders. Travel by wagon and take part in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, enjoy a delicious snack with products coming from the farm. Tonight, take advantage of some free time and discover the spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots, whose rich identity reaches back for more than three centuries.

Day 5 - Aigues-Mortes

Spend the morning cruising on the Rhône à Sète Canal to Aigues-Mortes, arriving at the end of the morning. This afternoon, join a tour of Aigues-Mortes. This old, fortified city with a rich heritage is located in the middle of the marshes and is one of the most beautiful sites in Provence. Board a tourist train and tour the salt marches and visit the salt museum.

Day 6 - Gallician

Spend the morning cruising towards Gallician. Set out on an excursion this afternoon to the Camargue. Then you can enjoy some free time in the splendid city of Saint-Marie-la-Mer, where we recommend a visit to its fortified church.

Day 7 - Arles

Spend the morning cruising towards Arles and travel on both the Rhône à Sète and Rhône canals. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Arles. Discover this cultural centre and its Roman ruins, and then travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence. Finish up our tour by tasting some local products. Tonight is the gala evening and dinner.

Day 8 - Arles - Paris - UK

Disembark your hotel barge and transfer to Arles train station, to embark your train to Paris. Transfer to the Eurostar station, then take the train back to the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary in the light of conditions. Fly-cruise itinerary is available - please contact us for details

Price Includes

  • 6-night hotel barge cruise
  • Overnight hotel stay in Paris
  • Return rail travel from the UK to Paris
  • All overseas transfers as described in itinerary
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea
  • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine
  • Captain Welcome cocktail on board
  • Farewell Gala dinner on board
  • Shore excursions as mentioned in itinerary with wireless audio system Port Talk
  • Reception Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Use of barge facilities including bicycles and Jacuzzi
  • All port fees

Additional Information

  • Included Excursions:
  • Étang De Thau and its oyster farms
  • Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France
  • A traditional Camargue experience with a manade
  • The fortified city of Aigues-Mortes and the salt marshes
  • The beauty of the Camargue
  • Arles and olive oil production
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Map for Autumn in Provence