Provence and the Camargue
Imagine enjoying the highlights of Provence and cruising on a barge too! Two outstanding vacations rolled into one! Provence is well known for its sun-washed landscape, beautiful hilltop villages, light Mediterranean cuisine and a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere of fine living. It also abounds in Roman history with ancient ruins as well preserved as the gentle Provençal way of life.
There are two routes for barge cruises in Provence:
Avignon on the Rhone River through the Camargue
Traversing between Avignon and the Canal du Midi, barges cruise through The Camargue National Park with its wild horses, black bulls and pink flamingos. A very diverse itinerary with Mediterranean sights, Roman antiquities and Provencal flavors delight fortunate barge guests.
Sightseeing can include Avignon and the Pope's Palace, the Roman city of Arles and aqueduct at Pont du Gard, medieval Les Baux with its spectacular views and artisan shops, wine tasting at Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the fascinating Camargue region and visit to a working ranch complete with cowboys French style, and the walled town of Aigues Mortes.
The Rhone River between
The barges cruising between Avignon and the Camargue:
The barges cruising the Rhone River between Lyon and Arles:
Please see the individual barge's itineraries for the diverse routes and excursions they include.
For more information, call 1-800-880-0071 or
Video tribute to Van Gogh
and his paintings of Provence