Romantic Provence from Sète to Arles

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

DAY 1: Marseille – SETE(4)

Transfer by coach from Marseille to Sète. Boarding in the end of the afternoon. Presentation of the crew before having dinner. Overnight.

DAY 2: SETE(4)

All meals served on board. Optional excursion of the Étang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. Visit of the Étang de Thau Museum, where you'll discover the shellfish farmers and fishermen. Taste some of the shellfish while taking in the beauty of the basin from a terrace. Afternoon dedicated to an optional tour of Sète's historical downtown area. We'll 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. Return to the ship. Overnight.

DAY 3: SETE – PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS

All meals served on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Palavas-Les-Flots. Optional tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders during a visit by wagon. Take part in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, we'll have a delicious snack with products coming from the farm. Free time and discover the spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots, whose rich identity reaches back for more than three centuries. Overnight.

DAY 4: PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS – AIGUES-MORTES

All meals served on board. We'll spend the morning cruising on the Rhône à Sète Canal to Aigues-Mortes, arriving at the end of the morning. Optional 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. Return to the ship. Overnight.

DAY 5: AIGUES-MORTES - GALLICIAN

All meals served on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Gallician. Optional excursion to the Camargue. Free time in the splendid city of Sainte-Marie-la-Mer, where we recommend a visit to its fortified church. Return to the ship. Overnight.

DAY 6: GALLICIAN - ARLES

All meals served on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Arles and travel on both the Rhône à Sète and Rhône canals. Optional tour of Arles. Discover this cultural center and its Roman ruins, and then travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence. Tasting of some local products. Return to the ship. Festive gala evening. Overnight.
 

DAY 7: ARLES - Marseille

Buffet breakfast on board before disembarking. Return to Marseille by coach (6), arrival mid-morning.

 

The itinerary is subject to mooring availability at locks or ports, and may be modified as necessary.

(1) This cruise is also available in the other direction. Please contact us for more itinerary details.
(2) Optional excursions.
(3) Prices based on 14 passengers per cruise. Prices may be adjusted for smaller parties.
(4) The stop at Sète may be replaced by a stop at Frontignan, depending on weather conditions and the availability of suitable mooring points.
Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.
Transport

Port-to-port cruise. No transfers included.

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