Welcome and boarding – Visit of BEAUCAIRE and TARASCON

SUNDAY

Around 3 pm, transfer to MAM GOZ in Beaucaire. After you settle down, you can rest on board or have the opportunity to discover Beaucaire and Tarascon. Situated on the Rhône River, Beaucaire was known worldwide for its fairs. Today it charms us with its castle dating from King Louis IX, quaint streets and lively quays. On the opposite bank, the majestic castle of Tarascon faces Beaucaire. It was an important place of pilgrimage to Sainte Marthe who according to the legend defeated the terrifying monster “La Tarasque”.

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LES ALPILLES in the heart of PROVENCE - cruise to NOURRIGUIER

MONDAY

You will enjoy your first excursion with your guide in the steep hills in the heart of Provence: the Alpilles. In Saint-Rémy, you will discover a lovely Provencal village with its fashion boutiques and art galleries. Then, through the visit of the Moulin de Castelas, you will discover the true star of the Alpilles: the delicious olive oil. After a lunch at a restaurant on a typical small village square, you will visit Les Baux-de-Provence, a fortified medieval city with its winding small streets, shady terraces and imposing fortress. Then you will return to Beaucaire to navigate to the lock Nourriguier and spend the night in a quiet mooring surrounded by nature.

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AVIGNON - cruise to SAINT GILLES

TUESDAY

The morning begins with your guide by a visit to the famous Palais des Papes. Capital of the western Christian world in the fourteenth century, Avignon presents an exceptional set of monuments, beautiful squares, remarkable mansions, winding alleys and fashion boutiques. After lunch in a selected restaurant, you will continue to visit the beautiful city of Avignon with your guide. Then you will cruise along the Costières de Nîmes to Saint-Gilles, famous for its pilgrimage developed since the 11th century.

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ARLES, an ancient roman city - cruise to GALLICIAN

WEDNESDAY

How can the magic of Arles be explained? Does it come from the light that once so dazzled Van Gogh? The impressive architectural vestiges since Roman epoc that are the legacy of successive generations? You will find answers thanks to the comments of your guide during the visit of this marvelous city of Provence. You will also enjoy spending time in the outdoor market of Arles, typical from Provence, full of seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs. Lunch will be taken in a typical restaurant. Then, you will navigate the Canal du Rhône à Sète and enjoy the wild and preserved Camargue, one of Europe’s largest wetlands reserve.

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Daytrip in CAMARGUE - Cruise to AIGUES-MORTES

THURSDAY

Welcome in the heart of Camargue’s Regional Natural Park! You will discover, with a private Nature Guide, the wildlife at the “Parc Ornithologique de Gau“. Ponds, swamps, channels, reed beds, all form this vast 60 hectare area, entirely devoted to the discovery of nature where you can observe birds’ life. For lunch, we will drive you to Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a place of authentic tradition and gypsies’ pilgrimage. According to the season, you may enjoy swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. In the afternoon, back on board, comfortably installed on the upper deck, you will discover a part of the Camargue with its white horses and bulls living among the reeds and ponds. Arrival in Aigues-Mortes a well preserved citadel placed in the middle of salt marshes.

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SALINS DU MIDI by 4x4 - Cruise to PALAVAS

FRIDAY

Be enchanted for more than 3 hours, by the magic of the “Salins d’Aigues-Mortes”. In a 4×4, accompanied by a Naturalist Guide, you will discover inaccessible places, fauna and flora that you will not see anywhere else. After lunch, you will visit Aigues-Mortes founded by King Saint-Louis to have a harbor on the Mediterranean Sea. This beautiful touristic city remains like the thirteen century surrounded by medieval ramparts. Then, Mam Goz invites you to cruise between the Côteaux du Languedoc vineyards and the Mediterranean coast. You will arrive in Palavas, a Southern seaside resort on a strip of land between sea and wild ponds.

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Transfer to airport or railway station

SATURDAY

 

After breakfast transfer to the airport or railway stations in Montpellier.

 

 

EXCLUSIVE ALL INCLUDED CRUISE

22 500 € for 4 passengers
25 700 € for 5 passengers
28 300 € for 6 passengers

22500 exclusive cruise for 4 passengers

Our prices include

  • Private cruise up to 6 passengers in 3 double cabins
  • Champagne welcome and an aperitif before dinner or lunch aboard
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with their accompanying wines from the region
  • 3 glasses of wine with ashore lunches or dinner
  • Bar with a selection of cocktails, alcohol, liquor, Languedoc wines and soft drinks
  • Excursions and activities as mentioned in the program with a private van
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the program
  • Transportation from Avignon TGV or Nîmes airport to Beaucaire
  • Transportation from Palavas to Montpellier TGV or Saint Roch station or Montpellier airport

Our prices do not include

  • Travel arrangements and airfares to and within France
  • Pick-up and drop-off different from program
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Gratuities for the crew
  • Personal expenses

MAM GOZ is operated by SAS FLUVIAL TOUR
which has:

  • an official French travel agency license,
  • registered with ATOUT FRANCE n°IM030180003,
  • covered by the financial guarantee fund of APST (15, avenue Carnot 75017 PARIS) and by a professional liability insurance of the liability insurance company. GENERALLI IARD (2, rue Pillet-Will 75009 PARIS)
BOOKING
Booking is very simple. You may contact Christel or Eric by mail: fluvialtour@outlook.fr or by phone in France: +33 659 587 589. To confirm your booking, you provide a deposit of 30% by bank transfer. This will be taken as an acceptance of terms and sales conditions. The balance is due 90 days before the start date of your cruise. Non paiement will be taken as cancellation. You can also book via your local travel agency. They can get in contact with us.
REMARKS
The route might be reversed without altering the quality of the cruise or implying any disturbance for our clients. If during the cruise a technical problem such as lock blocking, canal works, flooding or mechanical or technical problems with the barge, etc. would occur, we reserve the right to change the cruise route and propose alternatives without altering the quality and with mind the fully satisfaction of our clients.
Guests should be of reasonable fitness and agility suitable for a barging holiday.
The cruise we elaborated is an example. If you wish, you can choose the duration, the route and the programme of the cruise. We are at your disposal to schedule your personal, private cruise in Provence, Camargue or Occitanie.