France Boating Holidays - Camargue

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Suggested Cruises from our 3 cruiser boat bases in Camargue

One week from St Gilles or Port Cassafieres

Saint Gilles - Port Cassafieres or vice versa one-way trip

Canal du Rhone à Sete

There are only a few locks which will leave time to sunbathe on the Mediterranean beaches or stop off whenever you feel like a swim. Saint Gilles, known as the doorway to the Camargue, is famous for its local passion for houses and bulls. Visit the modern resorts of La Grande-Motte, Carnon, Palavas-les-Flots or take a leisurely excursion around the inviting little ports of the Etang de Thau. Discover the salt fields and the crusader heritage of the walled town of Aigues-Mortes. Enjoy the seafoods, fish soup, and the famous bull casserole. Take a trip around the Noilly Prat cellars in Marseillan. Spend time exploring Agde, one of France's oldest towns.

98km 2 locks 20hr one-way cruising time

One week round trip from St Gilles

Saint Gilles - Etang de Thau

Canal du Rhone à Sete

A chance to see rich and varied wildlife in the Camargue, or swim or laze on the beach. A Gardien, the cowboy of the Camargue, on horseback may ride along the towpath, a trident in his hand to manage the herds of horses or white bulls. See the complete contrast between the age old walls of Aigues-Mortes and the busy modern Mediterranean ports. In Aigues Mortes moor close to the ramparts and explore this 13th century fortified town. Tie up next to the coast and take a short walk to beautiful beaches. Visit Bouzigues on the Etang de Thau for a dish of fresh seafood.

146km No locks 22hr round trip cruising time

Grau d'agde in the South of France
Sailing at sunset on a waterway in the Camargue

Combine some of the above routes, or go west into the Canal du Midi