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Barge Trip to Provence - July 10 2020


This is a small barge with only 11 cabins. There is space for only 20 of you.  In addition to the regular program, I will have a selection of cheese and wine selected from local producers. I will also host a special Picayune Gala Dinner at the end of the trip.

The special price of a double-occupancy cabin is $3,500 per person for Club Members. For any questions, please email me claire@picayunecellars.com.

On July 10, we will meet in Nime or Chateauneuf du Pape (to be confirmed) for a classic lunch in a provencal estate. After the lunch we will visit the estate and then drive to our boat.

Day 1 : ARLES

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll

introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight we'll enjoy dinner and remain in port overnight.

Day 2 : ARLES - GALLICIAN

Tour of Arles(2). We'll discover this cultural center and its Roman ruins, and then travel inland to find out about

olive oil production in Provence. We'll finish up our tour with a tasting of some local products. Afterwards,

we'll return to the ship and spend the afternoon cruising to Gallician. We'll travel on the Rhône River and

the Rhône à Sète Canal.

Day 3 : GALLICIAN - AIGUES-MORTES

This morning we'll have an excursion to the Camargue. Afterwards, you can enjoy some free time in the

splendid city of Sainte-Marie-de-la-Mer, where we recommend a visit to its fortified church. We'll spend the

afternoon cruising towards Aigues-Mortes, arriving in the early evening.

Day 4 : AIGUES MORTES - PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS

Join us for a tour of Aigues-Mortes(2). This old, fortified city with a rich heritage is located in the middle of

the marshes and is one of the most beautiful sites in Provence. We'll board a tourist train and tour the salt

marches and visit the salt museum. Afterwards, we'll return to the ship. We'll spend the afternoon cruising

to Palavas-Les-Flots. Spend some free time discovering the spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots, whose rich

identity reaches back for more than three centuries.

Day 5 : PALAVAS-LES-FLOTES - SETE(1)

We'll set out on a tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders during a visit by wagon, and take part

in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, we'll have a delicious snack with products coming from the

farm. We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Sète, arriving in the early evening.

Day 6 : SETE

We'll leave on an excursion to the Étang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. We'll visit the Étang de Thau

Museum, where we'll discover the shellfish farmers and fishermen. You'll be able to taste some of the shellfish

while taking in the beauty of the basin from a terrace. The afternoon will be dedicated to a tour of Saint-

Guilhem-le-Désert, one of the most beautiful villages in France. We'll return on board for our gala dinner

and evening.

Day 7 : SETE - Arles or Avignon

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Coach transfer from Sète to Arles

or Avignon. End of our services.