Canals & Waterways

The River Rhone, a man-managed waterway running north and south across the entire region, and the Canal du Rhone a Sète, which passes through the wild marshland bordering the Camargue. Many smaller waterways cross east-west through Provence, including the Petit Rhone.


Sightseeing Highlights

Savor small batch olive oil at a special sampling. Visit a working lavender distillery set high in the hills. Take in the city of Arles, once the home of a young van Gogh and now boasting a preserved Roman Amphitheatre capable of seating over 20,000 spectators. Explore the appellations of the Provence wine region with cellar tours and private tastings. Mingle with locals at a market square. Taste the area’s cuisine scene at a charming bistro ashore.

Indulgent Insights

Known for simple yet sumptuous dishes showcasing the naturally savory flavors of the region’s robust bounty, Provencal cuisine is best described as “French Mediterranean”. With southern sunshine available year-round, recipes feature hearty produce such as tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and garlic; rustic specialties such as seafood, olive oil, and wild herbs are also on offer. Crisp rosés from the Côtes de Provence are poured at leisurely al fresco luncheons, while full reds and fruity whites from nearby vineyards complete the wine program.


Why Barge in Provence?

From large and complete Roman ruins to the exact scenes painted by the Impressionists, the sightseeing in Provence is incredible! The culturally and historically significantly cities of Arles and Avignon, hilltop villages, wine-tasting, and shopping complete the experience. A barge cruise in Provence is recommended for those interested in sightseeing first and foremost, and are always the perfect introduction to this area.

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