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Come aboard the beautiful barge Mam Goz. She offers lovely ambiance with light and airy decor with many windows, portholes and skylights. This barge is very welcoming and tastefully decorated with three en-suite cabins. Perfect for small groups of four to six, as you discover the wonders of Provence with your own private barge. Your hosts aboard are eager to show you the highlights of Provence and the natural wonders of Camargue. There is amazing history and beauty around every bend. There is an English-speaking crew of Captain, Chef, Hostess and a tour guide. Sit back and relax on the Mam Goz as you cruise this gorgeous area.  Fine dining aboard with the freshest ingredients and some meals ashore, to experience the local ambiance. There is even a demonstration kitchen if you want to see how some of your delicious meals are prepared. The large sun deck is perfect for viewing the passing scenery. The deck allows for dinners al fresco, just relaxing or the possibility of enjoying the Jacuzzi. A cruise aboard Mam Goz is the perfect way to see Provence.

Boat Details

Boat Size: 100 x 15 ft
Number of Cabins: 3
Crew: 4
Year Updated: 2019
Cruise Length: 3|5|6 nights
Departure Day: Sunday

Cabin Information

Queen Cabin
  • Queen
  • 110 sq ft
Double Cabin 1
  • Double
  • 110 sq ft
Double Cabin 2
  • Double
  • 110 sq ft
Note: All cabin sizes are approximate.

Boat Amenities

A/C
Bicycles
Sun Shade
Heater
Jacuzzi
Books & Games
Open Bar
Transfers
WIFI
Music System
Demonstration Kitchen

Cabin Amenities

A/C
Hairdryers
Heating
Safe
Skylights
Opening Portholes

Pickup Locations

2:00 PM, Beaucaire

2:00 PM, Nimes

2:00 PM, Montpellier

Note: Pickup locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Dropoff Locations

10:00 AM, Beaucaire

10:00 AM, Montpellier

10:00 AM, Nimes

2:00 PM, Avignon

Note: dropoff locations may be TBD on charter bookings.
 Beaucaire to Sete
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!

Transfer from the airport, the railway station or a hotel in Montpellier or Nîmes around 2 pm to MAM GOZ moored in Beaucaire. Welcome on board ! After you settle down, a drink will be served. Then, you can rest on board or have the opportunity to discover Beaucaire and Tarascon.Situated on the Rhône, in medieval times Beaucaire was known worldwide for its fairs; today it charms us with its castle dating from King Louis IX, quaint streets and lively quays. On the opposite bank of the Rhône, the majestuous castle of Tarascon, one of the most beautiful medieval fortress of France faces Beaucaire. It was an important place of pilgrimage to Sainte Marthe who according to the legend defeated the terrifying monster “La Tarasque”. Welcome drink. Dinner on board. Night in town.

 
Monday
Les Carrieres de Lumeire
In the morning, we take the confortable van to reach LES CARRIERES DE LUMIERE. These ancient stone quarries found their new function as an incredible music immersive art experience. On our way, we will stop in LES BAUX DE PROVENCE, set in the heart of the Alpilles regional country park. This medieval village with its small squares, shadowed terraces, narrow streets will enchant you. An atmosphere and fragrance you won’t forget. Back to Beaucaire for lunch on board of MAM GOZ during a cruise to the lock of NOURRIGUIER. The afternoon will be dedicated to roman times. First, you will visit LE PONT DU GARD, the best preserved roman aqueduc in the world since 2000 years. Then, you will experience an amazing moment: tasting roman wines in LE MAS DES TOURELLES. In the evening, we cruise towards SAINT-GILLES along “Costières de Nîmes” vineyards planted among apricot orchards, cypress and olive trees. Stopover in SAINT-GILLES, famous for the pilgrimage which developed from the 11th century to become the fourth place after Rome, Jerusalem and Santiago de Compostela. “Apéritif” and dinner on board. Night in town.
 
Tuesday
Majestic history and Provencal Lunch
In the morning, we will take you to NIMES where your private guide will show you a Southern City with 2000 years of history. Starting at “La Tour Magne“, the only remnant of the ancient Augustan fortifications, we will reach the other majestic monument, “La Maison Carrée“, the only fully-preserved temple from Antiquity. Then, we will discover the majestic roman arena still used for shows! Lunch will be taken in a “restaurant provençal“. In the afternoon MAM GOZ takes you to the heart of the natural Camargue habitat, home to exceptional landscapes and bird life. We navigate the “Canal du Rhône à Sète” linking the Rhône to the Mediterranean sea. You enjoy the wild and preserved Camargue, one of Europe’s largest wetlands reserve. Arrival in Gallician, a charming village of Camargue. The “cocktail du soir” will be served before dinner. Peaceful night surrounded by nature.
 
Wednesday
The wonders of Camargue
Welcome at the heart of Camargue’s Regional Natural Park! You are cordially invited to share in the intimacy of the wildlife at the “Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau“. Ponds, swamps, lawns, channels, reed beds, salt marshes all form this vast 60 hectare area, entirely devoted to the discovery of nature. It is on the Park’s trails, where the peaceful silence is only broken by the bird songs, that you can observe birds with a professional guide. For lunch, we will drive you to LES SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER, a place of authentic tradition and gypsies’ pilgrimage. In the afternoon, we cruise quietly to AIGUES-MORTES. Far from crowds, on board of MAM GOZ you float along the waterway, you pass picturesque landscapes of the Camargue carved by the Rhône. Arrival in Aigues-Mortes, the royal city built according to the will of King Saint-Louis where he started his crusades. You will enjoy wandering in this well-preserved citadel posed in the middle of the marshes. As “aperitif“, we propose you to taste some wines of the Languedoc Roussillon, one of the most important vineyards in France. Dinner on board. Night in town.
 
Thursday
Aigues-Mortes and Bishop's Palace

Salt cultivation at Aigues-Mortes has enabled the preservation of thousands of hectares of natural land maintaining its original ecosystem. Careful maintenance by salt workers has contributed to develop a rich and distinctive ecosystem. Be enchanted for nearly 3 hours and a half, by the magic of the “SALIN D’AIGUES-MORTES”. In a 4×4, accompanied by a naturalist guide, you will discover inaccessible places, fauna and flora that you will not see anywhere else. After lunch, MAM GOZ invites you to a cruise heading the island of Maguelone. Enjoy this charming navigation, a moment of relaxation on board between the “Coteaux du Languedoc” vineyards and the Mediterranean coast. At the end of the day, we will reach Maguelone covered with vineyards and hundred-year-old cypresses. This island was occupied by the Visigoths from the 5th century before being a Roman bishop’s palace. From that period the Saint-Peter and Saint-Paul cathedral still subsists. “Cocktail du soir” and dinner on board. Night in the wilds of the beautiful Languedoc countryside.

 
Friday
Mediterranean Coast
In the morning, on this volcanic island where bio wine is produced in respect with the environment, you have the opportunity either to relax on board, go to the beach to swim, bike or walk along the canal or visit the Roman Cathedral with a videophone. Time to embark for the last stretch to SETE, most important French fisher harbor of the Mediterranean coast. The foundation of the city was decided by Louis XIV in 1666 having the necessity of a harbor on the Mediterranean. Leaned on the “mont Saint-Clair” between the pond of Thau and the sea, Sète is well known in Southern France for its oysters. Crossed by numerous canals, the town is considered by many as the Venice of the Languedoc. “Aperitif” and dinner on board. Night in town.
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
After breakfast transfer around 11pm to the airport, railway station or hotel in Montpellier or Nîmes.

The South of France is considered by many as one of the most pleasant places to explore. We love the local cuisine because it’s the symbol of sun and flavor.

Quality of products is essential: fish, vegetables simply seasoned with olive oil and fresh spices and herbs of the region. The local secret: simple, fresh and delicious.

On board of MAM GOZ, we will serve a traditional French cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean. Our region offers great climate for the production of rice, “la Fleur de sel” very pure salt, AOC Camargue bull meat, AOC olive oil from les Baux de Provence, fruit from the Costières du Gard orchards, goat cheese from the garrigues, chickens and capons and honey from the Cévennes but also oysters, mussels and other seafood from Bouzigues and L’étang de Thau.

These products are produced with respect to the environment and the quality, will be prepared simply but tastefully so you can appreciate them during this dining experience cruise on board of MAM GOZ.

 

 

2020 RATES
ACCOMMODATION REGULAR
Charter 2 Pass €20,100
Charter 3 Pass €21,300
Charter 4 Pass €22,500
Charter 5 Pass €25,700
Charter 6 Pass €28,300

 

 

Cruise cost includes

Six night accommodations, all meals aboard, some meals ashore, all wines with lunch and dinner aboard, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of bicycles

Cruise cost does not include

Airfare to and from your destination, cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)