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The Seaside Cruise

The Seaside Cruise

The Camargue region is an easy-to-navigate destination offering family-friendly watersports and amusements such as wildlife viewing, horseback riding, and lagoon swimming. The sun-bathed Camargue is also famous for its luscious fresh oysters and superb Costières de Nïmes wines.

  • Country / Region
    France / Camargue

The Camargue region is an easy-to-navigate destination offering family-friendly watersports and amusements such as wildlife viewing, horseback riding, and lagoon swimming. The sun-bathed Camargue is also famous for its luscious fresh oysters and superb Costières de Nïmes wines.

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    France / Camargue
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    Tour Tour Visit the walled city of Aigues Mortes, Agde and more. ActivityActivity Great destination for fishingActivityActivity Horseback ridingFoodFood Excellent seafood restaurants and fishing villages. ActivityActivity Perfect area for swimmingActivityActivity Water sports activitiesActivityActivity Observe wildlife and nature.ActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Enjoy the Camargue's rich diversity of culture and wildlife and beautiful open landscapes as you cruise in the sunshine along the Canal du Rhône à Sète, alongside the oyster beds of the Etang de Thau to the seaside town of Port Cassafières. Make the most out of your holiday, taking in the sight of pink flamingos, indulging in a sumptuous seafood dinner in la Grande-Motte, and enjoying some watersports and horseback riding as you soak in Camargue's magnificent views.

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

Cruising time Number of locks Waterways Destination
17 hours 2 Canal du Rhone a Sete, Etang de Thau
and Canal du Midi
Between St Giles to Port Cassafieres

 

Choose from our available boats.

 

Inclusions

  • Renting the boat and its 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
  • Free locks (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 

Explore the following towns and villages:

  • St. Gilles
  • Gallician
  • Aigues-Mortes
  • Le Grau du Roi
  • La Grande Motte
  • Carnon
  • Palavas les Flots
  • Maguelone
  • Frontignan
  • Sète
  • Bouzigues
  • Mèze
  • Marseillan
  • Agde
  • 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.

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

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

Discover St. Gilles and its impressive heritage including the UNESCO-listed 12th century abbey.

Walk along the peaceful winding streets of Gallician, visit its 18th century church and lush vineyards.

See the  “Tour de Constance” (Tower of Constance), trendy art galleries, and the Les Salins du Midi in the 13th-century city of Aigues Mortes. 

See the shores and the old lighthouse or take a ride in one of the traditional Horse-herds (Manades) near Franqueveaux or Grau du Roi.

Discover the precolumbian pyramids known as the Ziggourats, try your luck at the Casino, or play golf in the local golf course in  La Grande Motte.

Enjoy a drink or a meal, stroll along the coast, or take advantage of the easy-to-swim beaches of beautiful Carnon.

Explore the long and peaceful beach of Palavas les Flots or head over to the downtown to see the magnificent Jeanne d'Arc fountain.

Stop by the 11th century Maguelone Cathedral, a real gem of Romanesque art, and take a moment to soak in the sight of the astonishing lagoon.

Take a gander at the Romanesque church of Saint-Paul and indulge in the delightful taste of Muscat de Frontignan.

Wander along the charming Promenade de la corniche in Sète dubbed as Venice of Southern France with its numerous beautiful canals.

Spend a quiet moment gazing upon Bouzigues' stunning scenery.

Explore the old village, including the dreamy winding streets and the magnificent Chapelle des pénitents in Meze.

Discover shellfish farming and the vineyards of Marseillan.

Saunter along Agde's quaint cobbled streets lined with shops and buildings with medieval architectural details.

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Opening Hours:
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