Your Journey

Discover 15th-century castles, pink flamingos, salt marshes and fresh oysters.


Table d’hôte meals and complimentary beverages

All excursions including exclusive use of onboard bicycles

Private guide

Return transfer from Paris




Day 1

Meet your crew for a champagne reception as your journey begins.

Cruise to Vallebrègues, past Châteauneuf-du-Pape, home of the Popes of Avignon. See the famous bridge Pont Saint-Bénezet before a delicious dinner on board.



Day 2

Explore the magnificent walled city of Avignon. Take a guided walk around the Palace of the Popes and Cathedral of Nôtre Dame.

Return to the barge for lunch and continue your cruise along the River Rhône. Admire the 15th-century castles of Beaucaire and Tarascon as you pass.

As evening settles, float along the Petit Rhône to Aigues-Mortes and enjoy dinner on board.



Day 3

Take a walk around Aigues-Mortes, a well-preserved village founded by Louis IX in 1241.

Cruise to Camargue where you'll discover salt marshes and sand dunes full of flamingos, wild horses and black bulls.

After, visit Frontignan which is famous for its sweet, natural wine.


Tour Sète

Day 4

Tour Sète, the second-largest port city in France. Wander through the market and quayside, where fishermen lay their nets to dry.

Savour lunch on board as you cruise to Marseillan, a beautiful seaside port. Visit Noilly Prat and sample its unique Mediterranean-style vermouth.


Étang de Thau

Day 5

Cruises through Étang de Thau, a vast inland lagoon. In the afternoon, sample the regional delicacy of oysters and mussels.

The barge crosses the Hérault river and the sea, before joining the Canal du Midi. Enjoy dinner on board in a peaceful countryside mooring.



Day 6

The day begins with a cruise along the glamorous Canal du Midi to Béziers.

Visit Abbaye de Fontfroide, a Cistercian monastery founded in the 11th century. The abbey has been lovingly restored with a peaceful garden and cloister.

Back on board, enjoy a magnificent farewell gala dinner.



Day 7

Enjoy a final breakfast aboard before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.