Provence Barge Cruises
Barging in Provence is often combined with the lesser-known Camargue. Cruise though the region where the light and landscape were beloved by Impressionist painters. Visit famed towns where historic Roman ruins and adorable fashion boutiques lie cheek to jowl! Provence is just irresistible!
Provence is a large area in the south of France, just west of the Cote’d’Or – Riviera. The barge routes cover only a portion of this region, but take in lots of highlights. Some of the Provence barge cruises combine with the neighboring area of Camargue, with its French cowboys and wildlife. Provence is easy to reach, thanks to TGV (fast) trains from Paris to Avignon and Nimes, and the airport of Marseilles within an hour’s drive. We recommend that our Provence barge guests take a few days in Lyon on the way to the route, and combined with Paris, this makes the perfect two weeks in France.
The mighty River Rhone, running north and south through the entire region. Many waterways run east-west through Provence, including the Petit Rhone and the Canal du Rhone a Sete.
In a word: The incredible sights! They are tops in every category, from large and complete Roman ruins to the exact scenes painted by the Impressionists. Hilltop villages, winetasting, and shopping complete the experience. Our barge cruises in Provence are recommended for those interested in sightseeing first and foremost, and are always the perfect introduction to this area.
Where to begin? Arles, where Van Gogh lived and painted, as if that were not enough, there is a gorgeous Roman arena in the town center. The Palais des Papes in Avignon, housing breakaway popes for many years. Pont du Gard, an elegant and well-preserved Roman aqueduct. The hilltop village of Les Baux: Shop for souvenirs and admire the incredible scenery from the top. Meet French cowboys at their ranch in the Camargue.
Several barges accommodate your larger or smaller parties, with a sophisticated welcome befitting the area. Stimulating, artistic, and ancient: Come experience the Provence-Camargue on one of our wonderful hotel-barge.