Provence, Camargue & Languedoc
Bathed in mythic light, so loved by the Impressionist painters, Provence seduces, beguiles, and indulges you.   This route, unique to the Roi Soleil, cruises the 3 stunning regions: Provence – cruise at sunset on the Rhone River by the Popes Palace in Avignon; the Camargue – where you can spy the grazing bulls and wild white horses in the nature:  and Languedoc through the Canal du Midi  – meandering under the trees and discovering new and delicious wines …

Savour a Glass of Chateau Neuf du Pape with the winemaker himself; follow in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh in Arles; glide through the lagoon of Thau amongst the oyster beds and the pink flamingoes, pick up some crayfish from the local fishermen for lunch; take a picture …

A charter on ROI SOLEIL is all about CHOICE. Each day your cruise will be tailored to your interests.

(Alternative route – Canal du Midi)

Sample Itinerary – Provence

Avignon to Beziers or reverse


Rhone River

From Avignon or from Vallabregues:

  • The Pope’s Palace and Arts Museum
  • and /or Châteauneuf du Pape ( private tasting with the winemaker)
  • and/or Pont du Gard
  • and/or Uzès (similar to St. Remy but with much more elaborate architecture)
  • and/or St. Quentin la Pottery (A center for traditional and contemporary earthenware)

From Arles:

  • Arles city with its Roman and Medieval history and architecture; van Gogh tour; shopping; cafes
  • and St. Remy de Provence
  • and/or Beaux de Provence
  • and/or Roman ruins
  • and/or Isle sur la Sorgue antique dealers
  • and/or Villages of Provence

Petit Rhone river and Canal du Rghone à Sete.

From Aigues Mortes:

  • The battlement tower
  • Shops and art galleries
  • Bull ranches with Camargue “cowboys”
  • Bird watching

From Cabannes du Roc:

  • Montpellier historic center, shops, antiques
  • and/or Wine tasting in historic domains

Lagoon of Thau

From Sète, easterly approach:

  • Walk along the Mediterranean
  • Sète historic center; lively market
  • Panoramic view from Mont-St.-Clair

From Marseillan:

  • Wine tasting
  • and/or Valmagne Abbey
  • and/or Roman villa and museum

Entering Canal du Midi

From Agde:

  • City of Agde
  • and /or Pézenas and shops
  • and /or Beziers and shops

Saturday 10 am.

  • a leisurely breakfast onboard then transfer to departure point.
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