Welcome and boarding – AIGUES-MORTES
Around 5 pm, welcome on board of MAM GOZ tied up in the ancient commercial harbor of Aigues-Mortes in front of the ramparts and the famous Tower of Constance. After you settle down, you can rest on board or visit the city built by King Saint Louis in the end of the 13th century. You can also bike to the beach of Le Grau-du-Roi at about 6 km from Mam Goz’ mooring or towards the marshes and visit the tower Carbonnière planted in the middle of the swamps of Petite Camargue. At the top you will enjoy a wonderful view on the surrounding nature.Back on board, we will serve you a coupe de champagne and a 4-course dinner prepared by our Chef especially for you.
Visit of les Salins in 4by4 - cruise to Gallician
In the morning, we will be off for a three-hour ride in the magic environment of the Salins. Driven in a 4by4 with a local guide, you will discover inaccessible places, flora, fauna. Your guide will explain to you the story of a 1000’s years old industry. A moment you will never forget. The Chef’s waiting you to serve a light lunch al fresco according to the weather. Then, you can rest on board or bike to the beach before the hotel barge will start its cruise on the Canal du Rhône à Sète around 5PM. This waterway was built to connect the Rhone River and the Atlantic Ocean through the Canal du Midi. Here starts the wildest and best-preserved part of the Camargue region, which is also one of Europe’s largest wetlands reserve. Arrival in the small village of Gallician planted in the largest “Roselière” of Europe to spent a night in nature.
Daytrip in CAMARGUE - Cruise to SAINT-GILLES
In the morning, you can bike to the Scamandre Regional Nature Reserve (less than 3 km) to walk around freshwater marshes to discover birds of Camargue. Meadow, sansouire (saline scrub), reed bed and pond represent a variety of environment conducive to the faunistic and floristic diversity typical of a Mediterranean wetland. Then you can climb on the Costières to discover magnificent wine estates or simply stop at the Gallician cooperative cellar which produces excellent wines. After a light lunch prepared by your Chef, you will navigate the Canal du Rhône à Sète till Saint-Gilles,famous for its pilgrimage developed since the 11th century. In the afternoon, it is time to penetrate at the heart of the Camargue territory! You will visit a typical bull and horse breeding farm whose devise is “Authentique et rustique“. The farm team will show you around, tell you about regional culture and traditions and you will have the opportunity to approach the animals, and even feed them! Quite impressive as you will see!
Cruise back to AIGUES-MORTES
Very early in the morning, MAM GOZ will leave quietly the harbor of Saint-Gilles to bring you back to Aigues-Mortes. It will be time for you to savor your breakfast during the cruise before enjoying the hot tub or cycling along the banks. Arrival in Aigues-Mortes is scheduled at 11AM.