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From Arles to Sète, join us on a cruise through breathtaking sceneries. Discover 2,500 years of history in Arles before visiting 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 the Camargue and Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, one of the jewels of the Languedoc known as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arles | Embark
Day 2 : Arles | Gallician
Day 3 : Gallician | Aigues-Mortes
Day 4 : Aigues-Mortes | Palavas-Les-Flots
Day 5 : Palavas-Les-Flots | Sete
Day 6 : Sete
Day 7 : Sete | Disembark | Arles or Avignon

Highlights

  • Journey through charming towns and historic sites
  • Enjoy the authenticity of local delicacies
  • Visit Arles and olive oil production
  • Explore the beauty of the Camargue

Ship

Anne-Marie

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Arles overview Peaceful canal running through a European town Brightly colored houses surround a canal Salt Pond in Camargue, Southern Provence, France Adventures in the Mediterranean

Day 1 Arles | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, the crews are introduced at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, enjoy dinner and remain in port overnight.

Day 2 Arles | Gallician

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Tour to Arles(2). Discover this cultural center and its Roman ruins, and then travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence. Finish up the tour with a tasting of some local products. Afterward, return to the ship and spend the afternoon cruising to Gallician. Travel on the Rhône River and the Rhône à Sète Canal.

Day 3 Gallician | Aigues-Mortes

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, have an excursion to the Camargue. Afterward, you can enjoy some free time in the splendid city of Sainte-Marie-de-la-Mer, a recommendable visit to its fortified church. Spend the afternoon cruising towards Aigues-Mortes, arriving in the early evening.

Day 4 Aigues-Mortes | Palavas-Les-Flots

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join us for a tour of Aigues-Mortes(2). 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. Board a tourist train and tour the salt marches and visit the salt museum. Afterward, you have to return to the ship. And spend the afternoon cruising to Palavas-Les-Flots. Spend some free time discovering the spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots, whose rich identity reaches back for more than three centuries.

Day 5 Palavas-Les-Flots | Sete

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Set out on a tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders during a visit by wagon, and take part in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, have a delicious snack with products coming from the farm. Spend the afternoon cruising towards Sète, arriving in the early evening.

Day 6 Sete

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Leave on an excursion to the Étang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. Visit the Étang de Thau Museum, and discover the shellfish farmers and fishermen. You can 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. Return on board for a gala dinner and evening.

Day 7 Sete | Disembark | Arles or Avignon

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Coach transfer from Sète to Arles or Avignon.
 

Anne-Marie

Per person starting at
$3,325
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

This offer includes
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 Sete/Arles - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - the excursions mentioned in the program - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

This offer does not include
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.

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

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

(1) Depending on mooring availability and weather conditions, the stopover in Sète could be replaced by a stopover in Frontignan.

(2) According to where the ship is moored, coach transfer 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.Valid information for year 2019
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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