The gateway to Provence, the Camargue, the Rhône and the Saône

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From Martigues to Lyon via Arles, the Camargue, Avignon and Tain lHermitage, go on an unforgettable cruise. Discover Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage city, which retales 2,000 years of history through its old cobbled streets, as well as Avignon and its renowned Papal Palace.  

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ITINERARY

Lyon - MARTIGUES(1)
We'll meet up in Lyon at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Brasserie Georges for our departure by coach towards Martigues. Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Martigues at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.

PORT SAINT LOUIS - ARLES - AVIGNON
We'll cruise towards Port-Saint-Louis. Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Discover the Camargue. We'll visit a "manade" (bull breeding farm) and learn about how a manadier works with the animals. DISCOVERY: Safari in jeeps through the Camargue for an original immersion in the wilderness. This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Arles, a highly cultural town enriched with vestiges from the Roman Empire. DISCOVERY: Hike in the Alpilles Mountains to the village of Baux-de-Provence. We'll cruise to Avignon.

AVIGNON - VIVIERS
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace. The afternoon will be spent cruising to Viviers. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour on foot of the city.

VIVIERS - TAIN L'HERMITAGE
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of the Ardèche Gorges. We'll return to the ship in La Voulte. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Discover the Vercors and taste the famous Clairette de Die*. We'll return on board in Tain-l'Hermitage.

TAIN L'HERMITAGE - VIENNE - LYON
We'll cruise towards Vienne this morning. Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Vienne, a city rich with Roman vestiges. DISCOVERY: Explore Vienne on a Segway for an original tour of this charming "Gallo-Roman¿ city. We'll then cruise towards Lyon. Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Lyon where you'll discover its famous "traboules", types of passageways that are typical of the city. DISCOVERY: Bike ride through the main monuments and districts of Lyon. We'll return on board, and depart at nightfall to admire the city lights in Lyon.

TOURNUS - CHALON-SUR-SAONE
We'll begin to cruise early in the morning towards Tournus. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the famous Hospices de Beaune, whose facade is today regarded as a superior example of Northern Renaissance civic architecture. We'll continue along the Burgundy Wine Route and through villages with names that evoke the great French wines. We'll then return on board in Chalon-sur-Saône at the end of the afternoon. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

CHALON-SUR-SAONE - Lyon
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Coach transfer back to Lyon. End of our services.

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