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Charming Provence: a barge cruise in Southern France

Arles to Sète - Example 7 Day Cruise aboard Anne-Marie
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In this 7-day cruise, aboard the Anne-Marie, navigate along the Rhône River and the Rhône à Sète Canal. Begin your journey with a tour of Arles, its cultural centers and Roman ruins. Then travel inland to find about olive oil production in Provence. Continue cruising and get off the ship to explore Camargue and the splendid city of Saint-Marie-la-Mer. Visit the imposing fortified city of Aigues-Mortes and its tumultuous history. Lastly, cruise to Sete and visit the Notre-Dame-De-La-Salette chapel.
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Highlights
  • Learn about the rich heritage of the fortified city of Aigues-Mortes
  • Join an excursion to the Camargue and the city of Sainte-Marie-la-Mer
  • Explore the Étang De Thau museum and its oyster farms
  • Sail towards Mont Saint-Clair and discover its exceptional panoramic view
Activities
Places Visited
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Arles | Embark

Board the Anne-Marie at the end of the afternoon. Settle in your cabin and attend to the presentation of the crew before having dinner. 

Day 2: Gallician

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin your day with a tour of Arles. Discover this cultural center and its Roman ruins and travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence. Taste some local products and return to the ship. In the afternoon cruise to Gallician, along the Rhône River and the Rhône à Sète Canal.

Day 3: Aigues-mortes

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today join an excursion to the Camargue. Enjoy some free time in the splendid city of Sainte-Marie-la-Mer, where is recommend to visit its fortified church. In the afternoon cruise towards Aigues-Mortes, arriving in the early evening. 

Day 4: Palavas-Les-Flots

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning explore 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. Return to the ship and cruise to Palavas-Les-Flots and spend some free time discovering its spa resort.

Day 5: Sete

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today get off the ship for a tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders during a visit by wagon. Then, take part in a bull sorting. Before you return to the boat, have a delicious snack with products coming from the farm. Cruise towards Sète, arriving in the early evening.

Day 6: Sete

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin your day with an excursion of the Étang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. Visit the Étang de Thau Museum, and discover the shellfish farmers and fishermen. Taste some of the shellfish while taking in the beauty of the basin from a terrace. In the afternoon, tour to Sète's historical downtown area. Then 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. Afterwards, return to the ship for a gala evening.

Day 7: Sete | Disembark | Arles or Avignon

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning enjoy an early buffet breakfast on board before you disembark. Then, be transferred by coach to Arles or Avignon

Ship/Hotel

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Restaurant on the Anne-Marie
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Bar on the Anne-Marie

Dates & Prices

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$3,754
Rates are dynamic and fluctuate based on capacity. Contact us for a specific quote.

Please confirm embark/disembark locations before reserving flights, as this itinerary operates in reverse on alternating departures.
Cabins on the Anne-Marie
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Upper Deck
1 cabin for people with reduced mobility, all with window and equipped with private en-suite facilities (shower and WC), TV, radio, telephone (for internal calls only), safe and independent air-conditioning.
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Main Deck
10 double cabins, all with window and equipped with private en-suite facilities (shower and WC), TV, radio, telephone (for internal calls only), safe and independent air-conditioning.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin
Included
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Onboard Entertainment 
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from the special lists)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • Gala dinner
  • All port fees
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points

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