Cruise Information

Romantic Provence: 7 Day Rhone River Cruise - M/S Anne-Marie Barge (Sete to Arles)

A cruise on the canals through the heart of Provence. Discover fabulous landscapes and some of the most beautiful villages in France.


Included in package:
· Transfers on day 1 and 7 from and to Avignon
· Baggage handling on vessel
· Excursions as per itinerary 
· 6 nights aboard the M/S Anne-Marie
· All meals and drinks* onboard
· Park Fees and Government Taxes
· Free Wi-Fi in Lounge and Bar
· All Port Fees


*Excludes drinks from onboard premium list and drinks ordered while on excursions.

Romantic Provence: 7 Day Rhone River Cruise - M/S Anne-Marie Barge (Sete to Arles)

Day by Day Itinerary

DAY 1: Arles transfer to - SETE * (Embarkation Day)

Transfer by coach from Arles to Sète* (The stop in Sète may be replaced by a stop in Frontignan depending on weather conditions and the availability of suitable mooring points.) Passengers are welcome to board at 6:00 p.m. After you've settled comfortably in your cabin, we'll present our crew to you before having dinner. Overnight stop.

DAY 2: SETE*

* The stop in Sète may be replaced by a stop in Frontignan depending on weather conditions and the availability of suitable mooring points. Full board on board. We'll leave on an excursion of the Etang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. We'll visit the Etang de Thau Museum, where you'll discover the shellfish farmers and fishermen, and you'll be able to 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 Sète's historical downtown area. We'll continue towards Mont Saint-Clair and discover its exceptional panoramic view, as well as its famous cross and the Notre-Dame-De-La-Salette chapel. After our visits, we'll return to our ship. Overnight stop.

DAY 3: SETE – PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS

Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Palavas-Les-Flots. We'll cross the Etang De Thau, before joining the Rhône à Sète Canal. We'll arrive by late morning. This afternoon, set out on a tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders. We'll travel by wagon and take part in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, we'll have a delicious snack with products coming from the farm. Tonight, take advantage of some free time and discover the spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots, whose rich identity reaches back for more than three centuries. Overnight stop.

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

* According to where the ship is moored, coach will be organized on board. A €20 additional charge will be requested at that time. Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising on the Rhône à Sète Canal to Aigues-Mortes, arriving at the end of the morning. This afternoon, join us for a 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. We'll board a tourist train and tour the salt marches and visit the salt museum. After our visits, we'll return to our ship. Overnight stop.

DAY 5: AIGUES-MORTES – GALLICIAN

Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Gallician. We'll set out on an excursion this afternoon to the Camargue. Then you can enjoy some free time in the splendid city of Saint-Marie-la-Mer, where we recommend a visit to its fortified church. After our visit, we'll return to the ship by coach. Overnight stop.

DAY 6: GALLICIAN – ARLES

Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Arles and travel on both the Rhône à Sète and Rhône canals. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Arles. You discover this cultural center and its Roman ruins, and then travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence. We'll finish up our tour by tasting some local products. After our visits, we'll return to our ship. Tonight is our festive gala evening. Overnight stop.

DAY 7: ARLES (Disembarkation Day)

Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking around 9:00 a.m. End of our services.



Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
  • Accommodation

    MS Anne-Marie Barge Cabin

    Ports of Call

    1. Sete, France

    2. Palavas-Les-Flots

    3. Aigues-Mortes

    4. Gallician

    5. Arles

    Vessel

    The MS Anne-Marie is 39 m long and 5.05 m wide and with a capacity of 22 passengers, and with 11 spacious cabins with a window. Each cabin with an outside view is equipped with a bathroom, shower and toilet, a TV, a radio, an indoor telephone a safety deposit box and air conditioning.

    On board, everything has been designed to be convivial with a lounge bar, a restaurant, a sun deck with loungers and parasols, a Jacuzzi and a barbecue deck at the front of the boat for outdoor pleasure.

    In an innovative design, this houseboat is undoubtedly be one of the most modern boats sailing in Europe. Bicycles are also available onboard.

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