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The Crusader Cruise

The Crusader Cruise

The sheer serene beauty of Étang de Thau unfolds as you gently whisk forward to gorgeous beach resorts and the medieval Aigues-Mortes. Your Camargue canal holiday isn't just practically overwhelming, but it's also an easy to navigate route, ideal for beginners due to the low number of locks.

  • Country / Region
    France / Camargue

The sheer serene beauty of Étang de Thau unfolds as you gently whisk forward to gorgeous beach resorts and the medieval Aigues-Mortes. Your Camargue canal holiday isn't just practically overwhelming, but it's also an easy to navigate route, ideal for beginners due to the low number of locks.

  • Country / Region
    France / Camargue
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    Tour Tour Visit the walled city of Aigues Mortes, Agde and more. ItineraryItinerary Port Cassafières to Aigues Mortes. Return Port Cassafiere via Aigues-Mortes ActivityActivity Great destination for fishingActivityActivity Horseback ridingFoodFood Excellent seafood restaurants and fishing villages. ActivityActivity Water sports activitiesActivityActivity Observe wildlife and nature.ActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Cruise in the Camargue at leisure relaxing at small harbour-front restaurants and visiting the Noilly Prat vermouth cellars at Marseillan before reaching the beautiful medieval walled city of Aigues Mortes. This 13th century fortified town remains largely intact and is a joy to explore.

Choose to cruise in either destination.

The Camargue region is easy to navigate and ideal for starters with its low number of locks.

Cruising time Number of locks  Lock Type Waterways
28 hours 4 Automatic operated by lock-keeper Canal du Midi, Etang de Thau
Canal du Rhone a Ste 


Choose from our available boats.


Inclusions

  • Hire of the boat and its onboard equipment
  • A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect
  • Towels and linen for all passengers
  • A boat handling demonstration prior to departure
  • Technical support
  • On-board maps and visitor information
  • Locks free (except in Ireland & Holland)

Note:

The Camargue cruising season lasts from April to October 2019, and then from 1st April to October 2020. 
Use caution on Étang du Thau during rough winds.

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Itinerary 

Visit the following towns and villages:

  • Port Cassafieres
  • Agde
  • Marseillan
  • Mèze
  • Bouzigues
  • Sète
  • Frontignan
  • Palavas les Flots
  • Carnon
  • La Grande Motte
  • Le Grau du Roi
  • Aigues-Mortes
  • Port Cassafières

Below is a sample itinerary. You can explore this area in whichever order you want, so long as your boat is back at the end base at the end of your holiday.

See wild bulls, horses, deer, beavers, eagles, flamingos, and other cool creatures from your sundeck.

Delight the tasty oysters of the Etang de Thau, and its numerous seafood dishes.

Delight in the trendy art galleries in the 13th-century city of Aigues Mortes. Have a great dinner too.

Mount St. Clair in beautiful Sète presents stunning views of the Mediterranean and Etang de Thau.

Etang de Thau hosts the Mèze Dinosaur Museum Park, with its skeletons of prehistoric creatures.

Walk along the beautiful and long beaches near Palavasl-les-Flots, Carnon and La Grande Motte. Marvel at the sunset in this great place to stop.

Palavas-les-Flots has all kinds of watersports, a casino, restaurants, and miles of white-sand beaches.

See the Les Salins du Midi in Aigues Mortes, which produces 250,000 tons of salt per year.

Experience Aqualand, one of Europe’s best-known aqua parks, beckons when you’re near Adge. Take the kids.

Take a ride in one of the traditional horse-herds (Manades) near Franqueveaux or Grau du Roi.

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Opening Hours:
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