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2018 2019

Charming Provence : a barge cruise in Southern France

7 Days - SVA_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

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

From Sète to Arles, join us on a cruise through breathtaking sceneries. Discover the Camargue and Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, one of the jewels of the Languedoc known as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France. Visit Aigues-Mortes, a medieval fortified town with a prestigious heritage in the heart of one of the most beautiful natural sites of Provence. You will also have a chance to explore 2,500 years of history in Arles.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • A wonderful journey through charming towns and historic sites
  • Bicycles available on board
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
    • Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, 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
    • Etang De Thau and its oyster farms

Cruise

Day 1

Avignon or Arles - SETE(1)

Transfer by coach from Avignon or Arles to Sète. Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

Day 2

SETE(1)

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 Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, one of the most beautiful villages in France. After our visits, we'll return to our ship.

Day 3

SETE - PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS

We'll spend the morning cruising towards Palavas-Les-Flots. We'll cross the Etang De Thau, before joining the Rhône à Sète Canal. We'll arrive by late morning. This afternoon, we'll 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.

Day 4

PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS - AIGUES-MORTES(2)

We'll spend the morning cruising on the Rhône à Sète 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.

Day 5

AIGUES-MORTES - GALLICIAN

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.

Day 6

GALLICIAN - ARLES

We'll spend the morning cruising towards Arles and travel on both the Rhône à Sète and Rhône canals. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Arles. We'll 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 gala evening and dinner.

Day 7

ARLES

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

Dates & Prices

START IN 2019
Departure 12/04/2019
Arrival 18/04/2019
Ship : MS Anne-Marie Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 26/04/2019
Arrival 02/05/2019
Ship : MS Anne-Marie Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 19/07/2019
Arrival 25/07/2019
Ship : MS Anne-Marie Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 02/08/2019
Arrival 08/08/2019
Ship : MS Anne-Marie Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 16/08/2019
Arrival 22/08/2019
Ship : MS Anne-Marie Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 11/10/2019
Arrival 17/10/2019
Ship : MS Anne-Marie Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - the transfer by coach from Avignon or Arles to Sète - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses - all other services not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.

Shore Excursions

6 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Etang de Thau Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert Aigues-Mortes & the Salins du Midi Saltworks The Camargue Visit of a manade Arles & Olive Oil
Classic

Visit the Etang de Thau

The Etang De Thau is well known for its shellfish. We'll visit the Etang de Thau Museum, where you'll learn about the shellfish farmers and fishermen. Afterwards, you'll enjoy a commented tasting of some of the shellfish while taking in the beauty of...

Duration 2h15

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert and the Devil's Bridge

We'll depart from Sète by coach with our guide towards the Pont du Diable (Devil's Bridge), located at the heart of the Hérault Gorges. We'll then discover Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, listed as one of the most beautiful...

Duration 4h30

Discover a manade

Discover a manade and the life of its herders during a wagon tour and take part in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, we'll have a delicious snack with products from the farm.   Duration: approx. 3:00 Wear comfortable, sturdy walking...

Duration 3h00

Visit of Aigues-Mortes and the Salins du Midi Saltworks

Set off for a guided visit of Aigues Mortes. The old walled town of Aigues-Mortes is a city with a prestigious heritage located in the middle of marshlands in one of the loveliest natural settings in Provence. You will then board a tourist train whic...

Duration 3h00

The Camargue

Set off on a panoramic guided tour of the Camargue. You can admire the rivers, marshland and lakes, the pink flamingos, bulls and the famous white Camargue horses. You can also admire the many salt marshes and rice fields, nowadays industries famous...

Duration 4h00

Guided visit of Arles and visit to an olive oil producer

Set off on foot for a guided visit of Arles. Arles is over 2000 years old with exceptionally well-preserved ancient architectural masterpieces and is a real open-air museum. This important tourist and cultural site welcomes visitors with open arms. D...

Duration 4h00

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Anne-Marie

PREMIUM - 2 Decks

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

(1) The stop in Sète may be replaced by a stop in Frontignan depending on weather conditions and the availability of suitable mooring points.

(2) According to where the ship is moored, coach will be organized on board. A €20 additional charge will be requested at that time.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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