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Private Barge 2025

European Canals Private Barge

Southern France-Sete to Arles

May 20 - 29, 2025

Optional Add-On 3 Night in Normandy 5/17-5/21

Embark on a wonderful journey through charming towns and historic sites, savoring the authenticity of local delicacies along the way. This cruise offers an immersive experience into the rich culture and picturesque landscapes of Southern France, making it truly unforgettable.

Explore the ancient city of Arles, renowned for its Roman monuments and vibrant cultural scene. Visit local olive oil producers to witness traditional production methods and taste the exquisite results. Delve into the natural splendor of the Camargue, a unique wetland area famous for its wild horses, pink flamingos, and breathtaking scenery. Step back in time in the medieval city of Aigues-Mortes, surrounded by its impressive fortifications, and discover the fascinating process of salt production in the nearby marshes. Experience the authentic life of the Camargue with a visit to a manade, where you’ll see local cowboys (gardians) tending their herds of bulls and horses.

Savor the flavors of the Étang de Thau, a lagoon known for its oyster farms. Learn about the cultivation process and enjoy a tasting of these fresh, succulent oysters. Discover Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, a charming village listed as one of the most beautiful in France. Wander its medieval streets, admire the stunning architecture, and soak in the serene atmosphere.

Join us for an unforgettable cruise through the heart of Southern France, where every stop offers a new adventure and a taste of the region's rich heritage. Book your journey today and prepare for an experience like no other!

Sail Dates: May 22-28, 2025

Cruise Highlights:

  • A wonderful journey through charming towns and historic sites


    • Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, one of the most beautiful villages in France

    • A traditional Camargue experience with a manade

    • The fortified city of Aigues-Mortes and the salt marshes

    • The beauty of the Camargue, Arles and olive oil production

    • Etang De Thau and its oyster farms

Tour includes:

  • 6 nights on a private barge, MS Anne-Marie, Sete to Arles on the lovely Provence canals

  • Private barge with 22 guests capacity, inaugurated in 2014

  • Crew of 6 on board including captain, personal chef, tour guide & Globe Treks host

  • Pre-night in Paris 5/21 at The Mercure or comparable hotel

  • High speed train from Paris to Sete 5/22

  • All shore excursions

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • All meals & refined French cuisine while on board

  • Open bar on board

  • Port charges and taxes

  • Luggage handling

  • Home pick up service

    (Prices and itinerary subject to change)

$4,868 (double) Per Guest + air and add-ons

$8,519 (single) Per Guest + air and add-ons

Normandy pre-cruise 3 night option $2,100 Per Guest

​        Call for pricing. 828-692-1399

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