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
Tain l'Hermitage (Lyon) and Arles

The mighty Rhone River flows through the Côtes du Rhône vineyards, with the most famous being Châteauneuf-du-Pape, eventually ending at the Mediterranean Sea. Cutting through the heart of Provence, this is an ideal cruise for visiting top Provence sights.

Sightseeing can include the Roman sites of Arles, Orange and the famous aqueduct at Pont du Gard, St. Remy for an olive oil tasting, Avignon and the Pope's Palace, Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a private wine tasting, the Provençal village of Nyons including a lavender distillery and olive mill, visit to a truffle farm and a traditional French market.



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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.

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                 Video tribute to Van Gogh
             and his paintings of Provence

Cruising the Rhone River in Provence

Avignon on the Rhone River in Provence

Pont du Gard near Arles in Provence