Provence and The Camargue by Barge
A cruise along the Rhone a Sete Canal
Departing: Friday 30 August 2019
Returning: Thursday 5 September 2019
Duration: 7 days
Enjoy a Provencal cruise with convivial company aboard a privately charted hotel barge taking just 20 guests. Discover a combination of rural Camargue villages and world-class Roman and medieval cities, from the farms and marsh wildlife of the Etang De Thau to the imposing fortified city of Aigues Mortes. Accompanying trip scholar Dr Catherine Sumnall will add invaluable insights on the social and economic history of this region from the early modern period to the 19th century. Between stops, enjoy scenic cruising along sleepy canals, with bicycles carried on board for those who wish to try some easy rides along the flat tow-paths. A fully inclusive cruise, enjoy delicious French cuisine with complimentary wines throughout.
- See the magnificent Palais des Papes at Avignon, a fascinating symbol of the wealth and power of the church
- Explore UNESCO-listed Arles, with its superb classical theatre and arena surrounded by winding medieval streets
- Delight in the thousand year old Saint Guilhem-le-Desert, known for its superb Romanesque Abbey
HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE
ACTIVITY LEVEL: MEDIUM
Price per person, not including train/flights to France. Single supplement £1,950.
$3,895 - please note that the US Dollar price is based on the exchange rate in June 2018. Contact the relevant operator for the most up-to-date price information.