Return Trip: Saint-Gilles, via Aigues-Mortes & Palavas
Allow 3 to 5 nights
Dance the night away at beachside resorts, and revel in unparalleled natural beauty along the Mediterranean Sea.
Reviews for the The Camargue Short Break
Relaxing in the sun shine on board
We arrived in Aigues Morte on festival weekend when the Carmargue bulls were let loose through the town and into an arena where the brave lads tried to avoid the charging bulls. Also listening to an excellent band in the square whilst having a meal later in the evening. Also enjoyed exploring the towns of Palavas and Carnon on cycle. Going to thr top of the tower in Carnon and experiencing magnificant views.
This was a very easy and enjoyable cruise without any locks. The wildlife in the Camargue was superb with the wild horses feeding by the canal . Our stop at Agues Mortes was memorable as was Palavas on the Med.
First week of June 2013. From rain ridden Germany into sunny Petite Camargue. It was our third cruising with Le Boat in that region, and we enjoyed every bit of it. Found an extremely friendly and efficient Le Boat reception staff at the Saint Gilles base. The boat itself (Royal Classique) was technically in top condition, and remarkably clean, nothing to complain about.
As always the town of Aigues Mortes, as a sight seeing spot, is probably the foremost highlight along the Canal du Rhone à Sète, at least for the history freaks. Moorage can become sparse during weekends. Further down the canal leave the boat at the canal bank and walk up to the old abbey of Maguellone, a serene place from the top of which you can see the canal and the etngs as well as the Mediterranean Sea. Watch out for the opening of the bridge at Frontignan and arrange your cruise timing accordingly. The Étang de Thau is beautiful, and the little twons of Mèze and Marseillan are definitely worth a visit. For the gourmet chefs: Don't forget to buy some Noilly Prat at the factory in Marseillan. All the rest of the trip is water, white horses, bulls, flamingos, and good seafood (OYSTERS!).