MAM GOZ is a LUXEMOTOR barge built in 1923 in Papenburg, Germany. In 2005, she started a new life after being shortened by 8 m to be adapted to “le Canal du Midi”. Till 2015 she was run as B&B in COLOMBIERS, near BEZIERS on the “Canal du Midi”. In July 2016, OZ crosses France to a Belgian shipyard to be refitted. Renamed MAM GOZ, meaning grandmother in the Breton language, she moors now in Beaucaire where she will be run as hotel barge on the waterways of the South of France and the Rhône. Today, MAM GOZ barge is homologated by the French administration “Voies Navigables de France” as a 6 passenger commercial boat.
Christel and Eric have worked in transportation and tourism for many years. They decided to return to the South of France where they have already operated a passenger boat. They want to share their love of this region by cruising with MAM GOZ. Eric, captain for more than 20 years, is also passionate about cooking. This passion comes from his grandmother and mother, true “cordon bleu”. They transmitted him their knowledge of traditional cuisine, tasty and generous. He returned to school in 2017 during one year to be a professional cook and learn the basics of the French cuisine. Christel has worked for a long time in a travel agency and knows perfectly “le Midi de la France”. She will share her passion for Provence and Camargue with her guests aboard MAM GOZ. The crew of MAM GOZ is completed by a pilot who allows ERIC to prepare delicious menus. Depending on the excursions, a guide or a specialist in nature can accompany you in discovering the sites, monuments and parks that make the richness of Provence and Camargue. The last crewmember is JAZZ, an adorable little Coton de Tulear. This is the mascotte on board, but he can stay with friends on shore during the cruise if you prefer. His presence is obviously not obligatory.