le Phenicien

Southern France

PROVENCE AND THE CAMARGUE

Avignon – Aigues-Mortes on even weeks

Reverse itinerary on odd weeks

SUNDAY, Day 1 Avignon

Transfer from a defined picking point to Le Phénicien which is moored close to the Avignon ramparts. It is time for a little nap or a free visit of the city. 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.

MONDAY, Day 2 Avignon / Villeneuve

History and wines are our centers of interest today. We first 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. Then a first nice lunch cruise takes us closer to one of the best cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape where we have a guided visit followed by a wine tasting. This evening we sail to Villeneuve lès Avignon where we will stay overnight. The wines tasted in the morning are back on the table at dinner!

TUESDAY, Day 3 Villeneuve / Vallabregues

This morning the gigantic Roman aqueduct Le Pont du Gard, its recently made-up site and its modern museum are waiting for you. After this intriguing guided visit we get back to the barge and sail down to Vallabregues a quiet and charming little port where it is good to rest, have a bike ride or play the peacute;tanque under the plane trees.

WEDNESDAY, Day 4 Vallabregues / Arles

Spots of legend are many in the surroundings and after breakfast, we will visit the charming mediaeval village of Les Baux de Provence and take some time to shop around!

Back to the barge we pass through the huge 36 feet high lock of Beaucaire and sail down to Arles, the open-air Museum of Provence.

THURSDAY, Day 5 Arles / Gallician

Our guided visit in Arles this morning 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.

The most impressive navigation is for today heading for the Camargue! We cruise the Rhône river, the petit Rhône and the canal to reach the quiet and typical village of Gallician.

FRIDAY, Day 6 Gallician / Aigues Mortes

For our last day of excursion, what would you say about a nice trip to visit the wild Camargue. There we reach a man made, a typical ranch, where the gardians à cheval,the local authentic cowboys, show us how they tend the herds of bulls on their superb white horses. Our final destination is Aigues-Mortes, a 14th century walled city rising from a flat landscape from which St Louis set sail on his Holly Crusades. The Camargue never fails to surprise a and welcomes us for our farewell dinner!

SATURDAY, Day 7 Aigues Mortes

After breakfast, morning departure to the defined transfer point.

Le' PHENICIEN
Year 2024 Rates in US Dollars

 

ACCOMMODATION
VALUE
REGULAR
Charter 18 guests wholeboat
$77,985
$82,090
Charter 17 guests wholeboat
$75,520
$79,495
Charter 16 guests wholeboat
$73,055
$76,900
Charter 15 guests wholeboat
 $70,580
 $74,295
Charter 14 guests wholeboat
$68,105
$71,690
Charter 13 guests wholeboat
$65,620
$69,075
Charter 12 or less  guests wholeboat
$63,155
$66,480
Cabin (per person, double occupancy)
$4,750
$5,000
Single Occupancy Cabin
$6,760
$6,910

 

2024 DEPARTURE DATES
ROUTE
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  

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