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  Avignon - Aigues-Mortes


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Cooking Cruise - Sunday
Sunday
Transfer from a defined pickup point to Le Phénicien moored close to the Avignon ramparts. It is time to settle in, make the place your home and enjoy a free visit of the city. Our first dinner on board will help you know whether you can compete with our French Chef! Accompanying wines have been specially chosen from top-notch local vineyards.





Cooking Cruise - Monday
Monday
Our first cooking class will take place in one of the oldest and most prestigious properties in Avignon: La Mirande. Under the expert eye of the Chef Jean-Claude ALTMAYER you will make your first meal and have it for lunch. The best place to continue this first day is probably a famous cellar of Châteauneuf-du-Pape where we have a guided visit followed by a wine tasting. This evening we sail to Villeneuve lès Avignon where we will overnight.


Cooking Cruise - Tuesday
Tuesday
This morning the gigantic Roman aqueduct “Le Pont du Gard”, its recently made-up site and its modern museum are waiting for you. After this intriguing guided visit we get back to the barge and sail down to Vallabrègues a quiet and charming little port where it is good to rest, have a bike ride or play the pétanque under the plane trees.


Cooking Cruise - Wednesday
Wednesday
Today you have a very exiting appointment with the Chef Pascal VOLLE at the famous Provencal market in Saint Rémy! With your baskets full of sweet-smelling and colorful ingredients you will join The Domaine de Valmouriane for the second cooking class of your cruise. You will be able to evaluate your own performance at lunch as you will have the meals prepared in the morning.
Back to the barge we pass through the huge 36 feet high lock of Beaucaire and sail down to Arles, the open-air Museum of Provence.


Cooking Cruise - Thursday
Thursday
Our last cooking class of the week will take place amongst the olive trees at  Château Virant.  There the owners the CHEYLAN family and the Chef Eric SAPET - former Chef at La Tour D’argent the famous 3 star Michelin guide restaurant in Paris – will reveal to you the secrets of olives and olive oil in the Provencal cuisine.
The most impressive navigation is for today heading for the Camargue! We cruise the Rhône river,  the petit Rhône and the canal to reach the quiet and typical village of Gallician.


Cooking Cruise - Friday
Friday
For our last day of excursion, what would you say about a nice trip to visit the wild Camargue? There we reach a manade, a typical ranch, where the gardians à cheval, the local authentic cowboys, show us how they tend the herds of bulls on their superb white horses. Our final destination is Aigues-Mortes, a 14th century walled city rising from a flat landscape from which St Louis set sail on his Holly Crusades. The Camargue never fails to surprise and welcomes us for our farewell dinner!


Cooking Cruise - Saturday
Saturday
After breakfast, morning departure to the defined transfer point.

 
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