The Camargue is France’s sunniest region, combining open landscapes, traditional villages, walled crusader towns, modern resorts and ancient fishing ports.
The region is famous for its pink flamingos, black bulls and white horses, tended by the exotic local cowboys or ‘gardiens’. For miles only white sandy beaches separate the Mediterranean from the canals and lagoons that you cruise through.
We offer four boat bases in the Camargue, with a number of one-way and out-and-back routes for both cruiser boats and Penichette boats. Perhaps enjoy the south of France sunshine on a late or early season Camargue boating holiday.
With only a few canal locks in the Camargue there is time to sunbathe or swim on the beaches, and spend unhurried evenings sampling the seafood and regional dishes such as bull casserole.
Camargue - a natural paradise in the sun
Close to our Port Cassafieres cruiser base at the western end of the Camargue is Agde, one of France's oldest towns.
From there enter the Etang (Lake) de Thau, with its oyster beds, wildlife and inviting ports such as Marseillan, home to the Noilly Prat vermouth cellars, and Bouziques, noted for its seafood.
At Sete join the Rhone to Sete Canal bordering the sandy beaches and modern seaside resorts such as Palavas-les-Flots, Carnon and stylish La Grande-Motte. Close by is our penichette base at Lattes, on the outskirts of Montpellier.
Rising above the lagoons and salt fields is the medieval walled town of Aigues Mortes, the port from which the Crusaders set sail. With convenient moorings just outside the town walls, this unspoilt fortified town is a highlight of any Camargue cruise.
Gateway to the Camargue, Saint Gilles has a splendid abbey church and is famous for its horses and bulls. Beaucaire has a maze of medieval alleys. Saint Gilles has a cruiser boat base and is close to historic Arles, Nimes and Avignon.
A cruise in the Camargue offers sunshine and a never to be forgotten variety of experiences.