le Phenicien Southern France Golf and Barge


Avignon to Aigues-Mortes on even weeks

Reverse itinerary on odd weeks

SUNDAY, Day 1 Avignon

Transfer from a defined picking point to Le Phenicien which is moored close to the Avignon ramparts. Time for a little nap or a free visit of the town. Our first dinner on board gives an indication of the high standard of cuisine that will be served during the cruise and the accompanying wines have been specially chosen from top-notch local vineyards.

Golf option: Arrival day, no golf today.

MONDAY, Day 2 Avignon / Vallabregues

History and wines are our centers of interest today. We start with a visit of one of the best cellars of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. After the vineyards and the cellar visits, a wine tasting is organized. Then we take a guided tour to learn about the religious and artistic importance of the city's prestigious past with the palace of the Popes visit.

Golf option: Golf Grand Avignon, 18 holes, PAR 72, 6046 m. Charming and quiet golf with bunkers and lakes. Uncommon covered practice area over water.

This afternoon, we sail down to Vallabregues, a quiet and charming little port where it is good to rest and play the petanque. The wines tasted in the morning are back on the table at dinner.

TUESDAY, Day 3 Vallabregues / Arles

Spots of legend are many in the surroundings and we have the choice between the monumental Pont du Gard and the charming mediaeval village of Les Baux de Provence for example.

Golf option: Golf de Chateaublanc, 18 holes, PAR 72, 6141 m. Nice golf famous for organizing national competitions all year long.

After lunch we cruise down to Arles. Thanks to its wealth of Roman and mediaeval monuments, many of which are classified world heritage sites by UNESCO, the city could be called an open-air museum.

WEDNESDAY, Day 4 Arles / Bellegarde

Our guided visit in Arles will delve deep into antiquity and, at the same time, unravel the joys and despair of Van Gogh who painted 300 canvases during his year here in 1888.

Golf option: Golf de Servanes, 18 holes, PAR 72, 6121 m. Top ranking French golf and the unique experience of playing golf within Cezanne's favorite landscapes.

And so to the Camargue as we head west on the Canal du Rhone - Sete that links the Petit Rhone with the Etangs, those inland seas that nudge the Med to the south of Montpellier. We moor in Bellegarde, a typical village proud of its bull fights traditions.

THURSDAY, Day 5 Bellegarde / St Gilles

After a guided tour to Beaucaire or Tarascon, the twin towns separated by the Rhone river, and their famous castles from the middle age, we set off for a heady visit of a famous Costieres de Nimes cellar. There we shall learn about how the ancient Romans made the wine, 20 centuries ago. The tasting session promises to remain in our memories for long.

Golf option: Golf de Nimes-Campagne, 18 holes, PAR 72, 6200 m. Since 1969, definitely one of the most beautiful private golf courses in France lately opened to green cards.

We navigate on the canal down to Saint Gilles, a city famous in the middle age for its Christian pilgrimages.

FRIDAY, Day 6 St Gilles / Aigues Mortes

For our last day of excursion, what would you say about a nice trip in the deep heart of the wild Camargue? There we reach one of the most prestigious man made, a typical ranch, where the gardians cheval, the local authentic cow-boys, show us how they tend the herds of bulls on their superb white horses.

Golf option: Golf de La Grande Motte, 18 holes, PAR 72, 6161 m. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior, this famous golf course meanders through The Camargue landscapes. Black bulls and pink flamingoes are not far.

Our final destination is Aigues-Mortes, a 14th century walled city rising from a flat landscape. This was the port from which St Louis set sail on his Crusades and it now provides us with a paradox - a perfectly preserved mediaeval fortress yet with a rectangular grid structure reminiscent of a new world town - the Camargue never fails to surprise.

SATURDAY, Day 7 Aigues Mortes

After breakfast, morning departure to the defined transfer point.



Year 2024 Rates in US Dollars

Charter 18 guests wholeboat
Charter 17 guests wholeboat
Charter 16 guests wholeboat
Charter 15 guests wholeboat
Charter 14 guests wholeboat
Charter 13 guests wholeboat
Charter 12 or less  guests wholeboat
Cabin (per person, double occupancy)
Single Occupancy Cabin

Apr 21; May 5, 19; June 2, 16, 30;
July 14, 28; Aug 11, 25; Sep 8, 22;
Oct 6, 20; Nov 3
Avignon / Aigues-Mortes
Apr 28; May 12, 26; June 9, 23;
July 7, 21; Aug 4, 18; Sep 1, 15, 29;
Oct 13, 27
Aigues-Mortes / Avignon


Value season: - Mar 17 - April 4; July 7 to Aug 31, from October 27 - November 9
Regular season: May 5 to July 6; Sept 1 to October 26   




-        Golf Cruises are available for charter groups at a supplement of $300 per person/ per golf course. Please contact us for itinerary. (non golfers in the group do not pay supplement).

-        *Wine Appreciation Cruises are available for charter groups at a supplement $100 per person / per wine tasting. A minimum base of 9 passengers is required  Please contact us for itinerary. 

-        *Cooking Cruises are available for charter groups at a supplement $300 per person / per cooking class. A minimum base of 9 passengers is required  Please contact us for itinerary. Avignon to Aigues-Mortes direction only. Maximum 15 passengers.


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