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'Le Phénicien' - Canal du Rhône à Séte and Rhône River (2017)

Luxurious 'Le Phénicien' floats lazily along the waterways of the Carmargue, meandering through Province and the Languedoc wine region, passing stunning countryside and local residents going about their daily activities. Disembark for a visit to medieval, cliff-top Les Baux-de-Provence, taste award-winning wines at Châteauneuf-du-Pape; visit the ancient Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard and take a private tour of the historic Palais des Papes in Avignon. Itineraries with unique themes, such as cooking, cycling, golf or wine appreciation can be arranged for parties with special interests.

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30th Nov -0001
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'Le Phénicien' - Canal du Rhône à Séte and Rhône River (2017) Meet in Nîmes for transferto ‘Le Phénicien,’ moored in Aigues-Mortes. After a welcome reception, explorethis 14th-century walled city before yourfirst gourmet dinner on board.
1st Dec -0001
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'Le Phénicien' - Canal du Rhône à Séte and Rhône River (2017) Cruise to the Camargue this morning,heading east on the Canal du Rhône à Sètethat links the Petit Rhône with the étangs(inland seas) dotting the Mediterraneancoast. Moor in the quiet village of Gallicianbefore visiting a prestigious manade(ranch) where local cowboys on whitehorses demonstrate how they tend theirherds of bulls.
2nd Dec -0001
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'Le Phénicien' - Canal du Rhône à Séte and Rhône River (2017) An unforgettable cruise takes you tothe Roman city of Arles, the "open-airmuseum" of Provence. Join your guideto explore the haunts of Vincent VanGogh, who painted a myriad of canvaseshere in 1888.
3rd Dec -0001
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'Le Phénicien' - Canal du Rhône à Séte and Rhône River (2017) While cruising themighty Rhône River, ‘Le Phénicien’passes through the 36-foot-high lockat Beaucaire en route to Vallabrègues,a charming port where a lively gameof pétanque awaits. In the afternoon,visit medieval Les Baux-de-Provence,dramatically set atop a rocky plateauof the Alpilles.
4th Dec -0001
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'Le Phénicien' - Canal du Rhône à Séte and Rhône River (2017) After breakfast, cruise to historicVilleneuve-lès-Avignon for a guidedexcursion to the Pont du Gard. Thismasterpiece of Roman engineering isnow a UNESCO World Heritage Site withan informative museum showcasing thehistoric significance of the magnificenttri-level aqueduct.
5th Dec -0001
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'Le Phénicien' - Canal du Rhône à Séte and Rhône River (2017) This morning, visit one of the best cellarsof Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a guidedvisit and wine tasting. Reboard the bargefor a lunchtime cruise to the walled cityof Avignon, with its Palais des Papes thatserved as a fortress as well as a palace. Withwalls that are 13 feet thick in some placesand defensive towers reaching to 165 feet,the Palais des Papes remains a symbol ofthe time when Avignon was the fortifiedcenter of the Christian world. Gathertonight for a farewell dinner to mark yourlast evening on board 'Le Phénicien.'
6th Dec -0001
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'Le Phénicien' - Canal du Rhône à Séte and Rhône River (2017) After breakfast, transferto Avignon, where yourjourney ends.

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