Suggested cruising options Aigues Mortes*
Peaceful boating holidays in the Camargue

One week
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DEPART :
Aigues-Mortes
By :
Thau - Agde - Vias
ARRIVE :
Aigues-Mortes
DISTANCE :
156 KM
TIME :
25h30
LOCKS :
4
from 1018 EUROS**
* Cruise suggestions: non contractual information
** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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Description of
the boating holiday

Perfection on and in the water!

On this week-long boating holiday in the Camargue you really can enjoy the Mediterranean way of living! Try local specialities such as ‘tielles de Sète’ (a spicy octopus pie), ‘Vin de Sable’ (sand-grown wines made from Grenache grapes), Camargue style rice and ‘fougasses d’Aigues-Mortes’ (a brioche type cake). Also, fans of oysters should visit Bouzigues to try them directly from the oyster farms – you can’t get fresher than that! It’s not just about fine gastronomy though as you navigate your canal boat on the Etang de Thau lake in the heart of a nature reserve and are just a stone’s throw from the great coastal beaches of the Mediterranean. 

Departure base

Ideally located at the meeting point of the Canal du Rhône à Sète and the waterways to Grau-du-Roi, our Nicols base in Aigues-Mortes sits in the shade of the 13th century ramparts that surround this magnificent fortified city.

Places to see and things to do

Aigues-Mortes: walk around the 13th century ramparts and five towers, Museum of history and archaeology, Church of Notre-Dame

Grau du Roi:
beaches, Seaquarium, Maritime Museum, Palais de la Mer leisure centre, Les Salins du Midi salt pans

Carnon-Plage:
sand dunes beach

Palavas les Flots:
Albert Dubout comedy museum, steam train museum, Festivals in the summer, famous Languedoc games such as boat-jousting, casino

Villeneuve-les-Maguelone:
9km of beaches, scenic tourist train route, Abbey of Maguelonne, Roman cathedral, Old streets

Frontignan:
walks through the surrounding vineyards, 7km of beaches, St Paul fortified church, Museum of local history

Sète:
Richelieu citadel, International Museum of Modest Arts, Espace Georges-Brassens, Audio-guided tours in the city, famous Languedoc games such as boat-jousting

Bouzigues:
capital of oyster and mussel production, museum about shellfish of the region, boat trips to the oyster beds

Mèze:
Penitents chapel, Château de Girard, Visit of oyster bed by boat, beaches, le Dinosaures Parc museum

Marseillan: Guided tours of the wine cellars including the famous Noilly Prat (vermouth), shuttlebus to the beach

Agde:
a unique round lock, Agde museum, Cap d’Agde beaches (4km away)

Vias:
Wine tasting, church of St. John the Baptist, Vias beach (1km away), Europark (the biggest indoor fairground in France)

After cruising as far as Vias it is time to think about the return leg of your journey. Look out again for the favourite places you found so far, or maybe stop off at some new ones as you cruise back to the starting base at Aigues-Mortes.

Canal boats available

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An unforgettable holiday in the Camargue
We enjoyed being able to stop wherever we wanted, meet small local producers, find restaurants at the waters edge, marvel at the wild herds of horses and take a dip either at the beach or in the Etang de Thau. So many great memories were made.

Aline and Sylvain, Salers

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