Seaside cruise

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Description

Enjoy the Camargue’s rich diversity of culture and wildlife and beautiful open landscapes as you cruise in the sunshine along the Canal du Rhône à Sète, alongside the oyster beds of the Etang de Thau to the seaside town of Port Cassafières.

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Stop in Saint Gilles

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We go for the "Beaches Cruise." On board your craft without a license Le Boat, the first step will be in Saint Gilles!

Between the Camargue and Costières, Saint-Gilles du Gard proudly boasts an excellent location and unique.

Things to see and visit ...

Traditions of the Camargue from May to November: "abrivados bandidos" (bulls let loose in the streets) and Feria in August (bullfights)

Abbey, dating from the 12th century, the crypt and the choir, Roman House Museum and houses of 12th, 14th and 16th centuries.

Abbey is classified at UNESCO World Heritage on site of Saint Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimage route.

Discoverour video the River Cruise Boat in the Camargue: http://vimeo.com/24256031


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Stop in Aigues-Mortes

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Why do we recommend stopping in Aigues-Mortes ?

This is a very famous Medieval fortified town, with many specialist shops and art galleries within the walls. Aigues Mortes, the city of the 'Dead waters' was established by the French Crusader King, Louis IX and developed and fortified by his son, Philip the bold, and his grandson, Philip the Fair. Today Aigues Mortes' harbour has dried up and it is now the Salins-du-Midi or salt pans that produce half of France's supply of salt. There are many pretty bars, cafes and pretty little craft shops within the walls to explore - this is definitely the place to look for souvenirs and to buy your postcards! Allow time to spend here as you may wish to explore a while.

What is there to see?

Medieval monuments, boat trips, visits to bull farms, horse riding in the Carmargue

What can I visit?

Visit the Ramparts and towers (Tour de Constance). There are guided tours available but you can equally easily stroll around at your leisure. There are also guided tour of the famous salt fields (Les Salins du Midi)

Is this place famous for anything?

The area is famous for its Vins de Sable - a very pale and delicious rosé wine - Listel is one of the biggest producers.


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Stop in Frontignan

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Why do we recommend stopping here?

The town displays old French town architecture of the rich wine shippers who used to live here in the days when nearby Séte was a customs free port. Typical ornate wrought iron work balconies and carved stone facades.

What is there to see?

During July and August, jousting matches are held here

What can I visit?

visit the Caves BALTA for the Muscat de Frontignan aperitif wine, which are situated right by the bridge.

Is this place famous for anything?

Muscat de Frontignan

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Stop in Etang de Thau - Mèze

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Why do we recommend stopping here?

This is a very pleasant old Mediterranean type fishing port. There is a very good beach 200 metres from the port with bar/brasserie. Swimming in the étang is warmer than the sea!

What can I visit?

"Ecosite du Pays de Thau" - for visits contact : 04 67 46 64 94 "Musée Parc : la plaine des Dinosaures" contact : 04 67 43 02 80


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Stop in Marseillan

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Why do we recommend stopping in Marseillan ?

A very pleasant fishing town with excellent view across the étang to Sète. It has a covered market square and old town with very narrow streets, like a maze. This was once a fortified town, a bit like Aigues Mortes, and most of the houses are built from the stone taken from the old walls. The famous aperitif wine "Noilly Prat" is made in the port, just 2 minutes walk from the boat. The cellars offer a very interesting tour, and tasting.

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Stop in Agde

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Why do we recommend stopping in Agde ?

Situated at the western end of the Bassin de Thau, Agde is mid way between the towns of Sete and Beziers. The Mont Saint Loup volcano which was active for over 200,000 years provided the black lava rock which you can see has been used in many of the buildings here.
Explore the Quartiers de la Glacière and the ramparts to experience the history of the town. Agde is also ideally situated for a visit to Aqualand, at nearby Cap d'Agde (approx 6kms way) which is one of Europe's best known aquaparks.

What is there to see?

See the Roman Bridge  and the 12th century Cathedral Saint Etienne

What can I visit?

Visit the Museum Agathois

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Arrival in Port-Cassafières

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Port Cassafieres: a delightful little pleasure port on the Canal du Midi within walking distance of the Mediterranean and its lovely beaches. Its proximity to Spain gives it some interesting flourishes in cuisine, architecture and culture and results in it being a truly cosmopolitan spot to explore.


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