LEstello

Caprice
Southern France

PROVENCE AND THE CAMARGUE

 

Avignon – Aigues-Mortes

See Below for Reverse Itinerary on alternate weeks

 

Your cruise combines well-known sites of Provence with relaxing cruises on the rivers and canals in the South of France

SATURDAY, Day 1  Avignon

Welcome Aboard!
Individual arrival and boarding after 6 p.m. in Avignon. Your mooring place is in Quai de la Ligne next to the famous Pont St. Bénezet.

SUNDAY, Day 2  Cruise to Avignon.

Cruise past Avignon's Famous Bridge! (45 km)
You cycle in the direction of Châteauneuf-du- Pape, following low-traffic roads surrounded by vineyards. In Châteauneuf-du-Pape you can enjoy a tasting of the very famous Provençal wine. After that you will cross the Rhône at the height of Roquemaure and cycle back through Villeneuve-lès-Avignon following the course of the river.

MONDAY, Day 3  Avignon to Aramon

Pont du Gard - Incredible Roman Aqueduct(40 km).
In the morning navigation till the town of Aramon, where you will start pedaling. The stage today will bring you to the best preserved Roman aqueduct in Europe: Pont du Gard, a very spectacular work. Overnight in Aramon with a beautiful view over the Mont Ventoux.

TUESDAY, Day 4  Aramon to Vallabrègues

Magnificent Abbey (35 km)
You start your day sailing to Vallabrègues, pretty Provençal village on the banks of the Rhône. Along country roads you will arrive to Barbentane with its castle at the confluence of the Rhone and Durance rivers. You will cycle to the magnificent Abbey of Saint Michel de Frigulet and afterwards down to the medieval village of Boulbon. Overnight in Vallabrègues.

WEDNESDAY, Day 5  Vallabrègues to Arles 

Hilltop Village of Les Baux - Take in gorgeous views! (60 km)
This stage brings you to Saint Remy de Provence, birthplace of Nostradamus. This village is also famous for having hosted Van Gogh in the days of his mental illness. In the end you move onto the Alpilles, with Les-Baux-de-Provence, a village lodged in the rock itself. A landscape of limestone cliffs and olive trees accompanies your journey.

THURSDAY, Day 6  Arles to Aigues-Mortes

13th-Century Walled Town - Stroll, shop and enjoy a coffee (25 km)
Today the whole morning is dedicated to visit Arles, the ancient capital of Gaul with beautiful Roman ruins. You will also have the opportunity to be welcome by a professional guide, who will accompany you around the jewels of the town. After lunch you reach the lock of Saint Gilles and from there you will sail to Aigues Mortes for the overnight stay.

FRIDAY, Day 7  Aigues-Mortes round trip

(55 km)
Going thru small country lanes, Camargue between canals, lagoons and small villages you will reach in the afternoon the charming fishermen's village Le Grau-du-Roi. Possibility of a refreshing bath on the beach.

SATURDAY, Day 8  Aigues-Mortes

After breakfast, we will say ‘Au Revoir.

 

 

Aigues-Mortes – Avignon

 

Your cruise combines well-known sites of Provence with relaxing cruises on the rivers and canals in the South of France

SATURDAY, Day 1  Aigues-Mortes.

Welcome Aboard!
Individual arrival and boarding after 6 p.m. in Aigues-Mortes, medieval town, ancient military and commercial port on the Mediterranean.

SUNDAY, Day 2  Aigues-Mortes round trip.

(55 km)
Going through small country lanes of Camargue between canals, lagoons and small villages you will reach in the afternoon the charming fishermen's village Le Grau-du-Roi. Possibility of a refreshing bath on the beach.

MONDAY, Day 3  Aigues-Mortes to Arles

(25 km).
You will sail for a couple of hours up to Saint Gilles and then cycle to today's destination: Arles, known for the richness of its antique and Roman patrimony. The city fascinates you with its hidden treasures. Getting lost among its small alleys will be like entering a picture by Van Gogh. In the afternoon you will also have the opportunity to be welcome by a professional guide, who will accompany you around the jewels of the town.

TUESDAY, Day 4  Arles to Vallabrègues

Hilltop Village of Les Baux - Take in gorgeous views! (60 km)
This is a breathtaking stage, which brings you to the Alpilles, with the perched village of Les-Baux-de-Provence and then to Saint Rémy de Provence. A landscape of limestone cliffs and olive trees will accompany the trip. In the evening you will moor in Vallabrègues, pretty Provençal village on the banks of the Rhône.

WEDNESDAY, Day 5  Vallabrègues to Aramon 

(35 km)
Along country roads you will arrive to Barbentane with its castle at the confluence of the Rhone and Durance rivers.You will cycle to the magnificent Abbey of Saint Michel de Frigulet and afterwards down to the medieval village of Boulbon. In the afternoon navigation to Aramon for the overnight with a beautiful view over the Mont Ventoux.

THURSDAY, Day 6  Aramon to Avignon Pont du Gard -

Incredible Roman Aqueduct (40 km)
The stage today will bring you to the best preserved Roman aqueduct in Europe: Pont du Gard, a very spectacular work. Back to Aramon in the afternoon you will sail to Avignon, the city of the Popes. Your mooring place is in Quai de la Ligne next to the famous Pont St. Bénezet.

FRIDAY, Day 7  Avignon round trip

(45 km)
You cycle in the direction of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, following low-traffic roads surrounded by vineyards. In Châteauneufdu-Pape you can enjoy a tasting of the very famous Provençal wine. After that you will cross the Rhône at the height of Roquemaure and back through Villeneuve-lès-Avignon following the course of the river.

SATURDAY, Day 8  Avignon

After breakfast, we will say ‘Au Revoir.

 

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2018 Rates

Caprice
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Single Cabin 7 night 2200
Stateroom per person Regular 1700

 

Departure Dates (Saturday) Rate Type Route
April 14, 28 May 12, 26, Jun 09,23, Jul 07, 21, Aug 04, 18, Sep 01, 15, 29, Oct 10, 18 7 night Avignon to Aigues Mortes
Apr 04, May 05, Jun 03, 16 30 Jul 14, 28 Aug 11, Sep 8, 22 Oct 10 7 night Aigues-Mortes to Avignon

Rate includes: 7 night cruise, all meals, and excursions by bike (entrance fees not included)

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