|SOUTH OF FRANCE
5 boarding bases in the south of France to discover the slow rhythm of a cruise along more than 180 miles of canals ... between land and water, the Camargue is one of those extraordinary destinations, where you feel in a different world while enjoying a traditional holiday. An expanse of salt marshes and a vast natural park welcome a wide variety of wildlife: flamingos, bulls, wild horses and about 350 species of birds have been recorded, which migrate and nest in the Rhone delta. You could have a photo safari by boat! To the west, as you approach Montpellier, you can reach the main beaches in many places on foot or by bicycle, for relaxing breaks lazing on the Mediterranean beaches. On the Etang de Thau, you will get a real experience of maritime navigation, whilst discovering very welcoming small ports such as Frontignan, Bouzigues, Mèze or Marseillan, where you are sure to enjoy their famous oysters. The Canal du Midi, a Unesco World Heritage Site with its Roman artwork and small stone villages, leads you on to the gates of Cathar country and the Minervois vineyards, to Carcassonne and Toulouse, thresholds of Gascony and Aquitaine.
a unique customised cruise. A river cruise from the North to the South of France is a special unique and unusual trip, that won’t leave you indifferent. Destination the valleys of the Saône and the Rhône, the gateways to Provence and the Camargue! From Pontailler sur Saône, you will take the Saône to St Jean de Losne "the birthplace of river tourism", then you will continue on the greater Saône, not far from Beaune and its famous "hospice". You will cross Chalon sur Saône, Tournus, Mâcon and pass the vineyard hills of Burgundy. During a cruise on the Rhone you can discover: attractive Lyon, Vienne and its archaeological treasures, Viviers, the medieval city, Avignon city of the popes, at the gateway to Provence, without forgetting Arles, the unusual Camargue, Aigues Mortes ... 580 km, 20 locks, 50 hours of navigation.
So much choice: 4 bases to board (Saône, Seille, Burgundy canals, Nivernais Loire and Centre) and names and designations of history, landmarks of French gastronomy: discover a different kind of waterway lined with reeds, oak, willow, where herons, kingfishers and ducks fly... Take advantage of your cruise to enjoy the local cuisine: the "pôchouse" in Bresse, Charolais beef, but also many other local specialties, washed down with the famous Burgundy wines.
From Angoulême to the ocean, through the vineyards of Cognac, the Charente flows gently to the Atlantic, punctuated by green valleys dotted with Renaissance castles and Romanesque churches.
LOT IN QUERCY
A unique feeling along one of the most beautiful rivers in France: the Lot meanders through colourful cliffs, forested hills, picturesque villages (Saint-Cirq-Lapopie most beautiful village in France); castles and medieval monuments, Cahors and its vineyards.
A medieval village at the seaside, with a modern lake dwelling at its feet. This is how grimaud could be summedup. The village of Grimaud reflects a long history that began with the gallo-Roman period. in the eleventh century, its rocky outcrop attracted the attention of the strategists due to the fact that it was situated on a high hill peak, dominating the Gulf of Saint Tropez and controlling the access from the North and from the Maures mountains. It is in the heart of the lake dwelling city of Port Grimaud, often called the Venice of Provence, that you can board "Feel" for a few days or a few weeks.