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The Flamingo Cruise

Camargue, France

Reviews for the The Flamingo Cruise

We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 days from Port Cassafieres to St Gilles. We took our time but found we had time to spare toward the end of our cruise and went on to Beaucaire before returning the boat to St Gilles. Personally, we found the facilities at Beaucaire the nicest of all and the town much nicer than St Gilles which seemed a bit grubby and seedy and we couldn't even find a restaurant or cafe open on a Monday night! We made a point of stopping at each town along the way apart from Sete where we got totally lost so bypassed the town completely and tied up just out of town along the Canal de Rhone. We were troubled by mosquitoes for the next two nights - to be expected along the marshes but we saw lots of flamingo and horses. Our experience with the locks was easier than we though which was a relief. A word of advice - a spare cabin for luggage is a very good idea. We were two couples and on the advice of friends who had done Canal de Midi opted for 3 cabins. The cabins are very small and I don't know where you could store luggage apart from the living area if all cabins are occupied. Thoroughly recommended.