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mam goz - provenceCanal Barge in France
THE 6 PASSENGER BARGE mam goz
MAM GOZ, means grandmother in the Breton language. Built to navigate the rivers and waterways of southern France, MAM GOZ can accommodate up to 6 people in 3 airconditionned double cabins with private shower and toilet. Each cabin has portholes allowing a panoramic view from bed. Eric and Christel love the cuisine from the South of France influenced by the different Mediterranean cultures. During your hotel barge cruise in Provence, we will share with you our passion of Southern French cuisine.
provence & camargue cruise
Welcome and boarding – AVIGNON
Around 4 pm, transfer to MAM GOZ tied up on the Rhône River in Avignon. After you settle down, you can rest on board or have the pleasure to walk along the banks or in the center of the beautiful town of Avignon, the famous Popes ‘City. Then, it will be time to do welcome champagne and drinks, and the occasion to meet the crew and learn more about your itinerary. We will have prepared a succulent meal, that our chef will serve you after the special “mise en bouche”!
Visit of AVIGNON - cruise to VALLABREGUES
The morning begins with your guide by a visit to the famous Palais des Papes. Capital of the western Christian world in the fourteenth century, Avignon presents an exceptional set of monuments, beautiful squares, remarkable mansions, winding alleys and fashion boutiques. After lunch in a selected restaurant, you will have time for shopping in Avignon. Then you will cruise the Rhône River to reach the small village of Vallabrègues.
LES ALPILLES in PROVENCE - cruise to ARLES
You will enjoy discovering steep hills in the heart of Provence: the Alpilles. Visit of Les Baux-de-Provence, a fortified medieval city with its winding small streets, shady terraces and its imposing fortress. Then, you will meet the true star of the Alpilles: the delicious olive oil produced by the Moulin de Castelas. After lunch on a typical small village square, you will discover Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. You will enjoy its fashion boutiques and art galleries. During your cruise to Arles, you will pass an impressive lock with a height difference of 14 m.
ARLES, an ancient roman city - cruise to SAINT-GILLES
How can the magic of Arles be explained? Does it come from the light that once so dazzled Van Gogh? The impressive architectural vestiges since Roman epoc that are the legacy of successive generations? You will find answers thanks to the comments of your guide during the visit of this marvelous city of Provence. Lunch will be taken in a typical restaurant. Then, you will navigate the Petit Rhône, one of the arms of the delta du Rhône which encloses the Camargue. Arrival in Saint-Gilles famous for its pilgrimage developed since the 11th century.
Daytrip in CAMARGUE - Cruise to GALLICIAN
Today you will go in the heart of the Camarge to visit a typical horses and bulls breeding farm. Their motto is: “Rustique & Authentique”. What else? You will share a unique moment with local guardians to understand traditions and life in Camargue. Either on a cart filled with straw or on a horse you will approach the animals very close to feed them in their natural environment. After a “déjeuner” on board, you will go to the capital of the Camargue. Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer with its fortified church is famous for its gypsy’s pilgrimage. According to the season, you may enjoy swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. In the afternoon, back on board, comfortably installed on the upper deck, you will discover a part of the Camargue with its white horses and bulls living among the reeds and ponds.
Cruise to AIGUES-MORTES
In the morning, you will navigate the Canal du Rhône à Sète and enjoy the wild and preserved Camargue, one of Europe’s largest wetlands reserve. Arrival in Aigues-Mortes, founded by King Saint-Louis to have a harbor on the Mediterranean Sea. After lunch in a selected restaurant, you will be enchanted for more than 3 hours, by the magic of the “Salins d’Aigues-Mortes”. In a 4×4, accompanied by a local guide, you will discover inaccessible places, fauna and flora that you will not see anywhere else. Visit of Aigues-Mortes: this beautiful touristic city remains surrounded by medieval ramparts.
Transfer to airport or railway station
After breakfast transfer to the airport or railway stations in Montpellier.
On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
2020 - 2021
2 person charter
3 person charter
4 person charter
5 person charter
6 person charter
camargue short cruise
4 day - 3 night cruise
provence & camargue
7 day - 6 night cruise
Price for Mam Goz includes:
• Private cruise up to 6 passengers in 3 double cabins 2 crew members. • Champagne welcome and an aperitif before dinner or lunch aboard. • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with their accompanying wines from the region. • Excursions and activities as mentioned in the program.• Use of on board bicycles.
7 DAY CRUISE:
Private cruise up to 6 passengers in 3 double cabins.• Champagne welcome and an aperitif before dinner or lunch aboard.• All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with their accompanying wines from the region.• 3 glasses of wine with ashore lunches or dinner.• Bar with a selection of cocktails, alcohol, liquor, Languedoc wines and soft drinks.• Excursions and activities as mentioned in the program with a private van.• Entrance fees mentioned in the program.• Use of onboard bicycles.• Transportation day 1: from Avignon TGV or Nîmes airport to Avignon harbor. • Transportation day 7: from Aigues-Mortes to Montpellier TGV station or airport.
These rates do not include:SHORT CRUISE:
Pick-up and drop-off • Open bar on board • Drinks ordered during excursions or transfers• Insurance • Personal expenses • Gratuities to the crew (between 7 and 10%)
7 DAY CRUISE:
• Drinks ordered during excursions or transfers • Insurance • Personal expenses • Gratuities to the crew (between 7 and 10%)