Jeanine Barge

 

 

Anne Marie

 

Provence itinerary
THE CANAL DU RHÔNE and SÈTE

 

 

Discover authentic landscapes as you journey through the two beautiful regions of Provence-Alps-Cote d'Azur and the Languedoc Roussillon.


The current canal du Rhone-à-Sète is made of previously constructed canals: the canal de Beaucaire, the canal de Radelle and the canal des Étangs. The canal is about 98 km long and from it you can observe the rich variety of fauna in the lakes, as well as watch professional fishermen. From Avignon to the port at Frontignan, we begin our cruise on the Rhone, a mighty river and a great power source. Next come the historic twin towns of Tarascon and Beaucaire (with its port), where the canal joins the Rhone. Then at the foot of the Costières plateau, we see St Gilles du Gard, with its beautiful landscapes and its magnificent 12th century abbey. We arrive next in the imposing fortified town of Aigues-Mortes with its tumultuous history. Here we are in the heart of the Camargue region, with its bull breeding farms and white horses. Finally we take the route across the lakes to reach the port of Sète.

Provence Route Mao

 

ARLES - GALLICAN - AIGUES-MORTES - PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS - SETE


 

DAY 1: ARLES

Passengers are welcome to board at 6:00 p.m. After you have settled comfortably in your cabin, we will present our crew to you before having dinner. We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 2: ARLES - GALLICIAN

All meals served on board. Tour of Arles. You discover this cultural center and its Roman ruins, and then travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence. We'll finish up our tour by tasting some local products. After our visits, we will return to our ship. We will spend the afternoon cruising to Gallician. We'll travel on the Rhone River and the Rhone - Sete Canal. We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 3: GALLICIAN - AIGUES-MORTES

All meals served on board. This morning we will have an excursion 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. We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Aigues-Mortes, arriving in the early evening. We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 4: AIGUES MORTES - PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS

All meals served on board. Join us for an optional 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. We'll board a tourist train and tour the salt marches and visit the salt museum. After our visits, we?ll return to our ship. We'll spend the afternoon cruising to Palavas-Les-Flots. Spend some free time discovering the spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots, whose rich identity reaches back for more than three centuries. We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 5: PALAVAS-LES-FLOTES - SETE

All meals served on board. We'll set out on a tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders during a visit by wagon, and take part in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, we'll have a delicious snack with products coming from the farm. We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Sete, arriving in the early evening. We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 6: SETE

All meals served on board. We'll leave on an excursion of the tang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. We'll visit the tang 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 an optional tour of Sete's historical downtown area. We'll continue towards Mont Saint-Clair, and discover its exceptional panoramic view as well as its renowned cross and the Notre-Dame-De-La-Salette chapel. After our visits, we will return to our ship. We will remain in port overnight.

DAY 7: SETE - Arles

Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark. Transfer by coach to Arles.

 

 

SETE - PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS - AIGUES-MORTES - GALLICAN - ARLES


DAY 1: Arles - SETE

Transfer by coach from Arles to Sete. Passengers are welcome to board at 6:00 p.m. After you've settled comfortably in your cabin, we'll present our crew to you before having dinner. Overnight stop.

DAY 2: SETE

Full board on board. We'll leave on an excursion of the Etang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. We'll 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 Sete's historical downtown area. We'll continue towards Mont Saint-Clair and discover its exceptional panoramic view, as well as its famous cross and the Notre-Dame-De-La-Salette chapel. After our visits, we'll return to our ship. Overnight stop.

DAY 3: SETE - PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS

Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Palavas-Les-Flots. We'll cross the Etang De Thau, before joining the Rhone and Sete Canal. We'll arrive by late morning. This afternoon, set out on a tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders. We'll travel by wagon and take part in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, we'll have 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. Overnight stop.

DAY 4: PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS - AIGUES-MORTES

Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising on the Rhone and Sete Canal to Aigues-Mortes, arriving at the end of the morning. This afternoon, join us for 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. We'll board a tourist train and tour the salt marches and visit the salt museum. After our visits, we'll return to our ship. Overnight stop.

DAY 5: AIGUES-MORTES - GALLICIAN

Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Gallician. We'll 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. After our visit, we'll return to the ship by coach. Overnight stop.

DAY 6: GALLICIAN - ARLES

Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Arles and travel on both the Rhone and Sete and Rhone canals. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Arles. You discover this cultural center and its Roman ruins, and then travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence. We'll finish up our tour by tasting some local products. After our visits, we'll return to our ship. Tonight is our festive gala evening. Overnight stop.

DAY 7: ARLES

Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking around 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

 

Rate includes: 6 night cruise, all meals, wine with meals, drinks from the bar and excurisons. Bicycles available for cycling.

 

2017 Rates

Anne Marie
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Stateroom per person 6 night 2589
Single supplement 6 night 1200

 

Departure Dates (Friday) Rate Type Route
Apr 21; Jul 7; Aug 4, 11, 18; Sep 29 6 night Rhone River Between Sete and Arles

2018 Rates

Anne Marie
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Stateroom per person 6 night 2944
Single supplement 6 night 1200

 

Departure Dates (Friday) Rate Type Route
Apr 13, 20, 27; Jun 29; Jul 27; Aug 10, 17; Sep 14;Oct 19 7 night Rhone River Between Avignon and Sete

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