France

Provence Canal Voyage: The Flavor of France by Barge

Program No. 21556RJ
Find out why Provence has inspired artists, writers, poets and chefs as you explore the natural wonders, famed museums, grand architecture and agricultural riches of southern France.

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At a Glance

Experience the deep history, sun-splashed environments and local flavors of Provence on this voyage aboard a “hotel barge” exclusively chartered for a small Road Scholar group. Find Roman ruins, fortified medieval towns and cafe-lined streets that inspired artists like van Gogh. Absorb the rhythms of Provencal life along the canals and encounter wildlife from birds to wild horses in the Camargue.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking up to four miles per day; some uneven terrain and cobblestones.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Discover the spectacular village of Les Baux-de-Provence, set atop a rocky outcrop topped with castle ruins.
  • Taste the flavors of Provence: sun-ripened vegetables, olives, seafood, fresh herbs, wine and more.
  • Explore the medieval streets of Avignon and the monumental 14th-century Palais des Papes, home to seven Popes.
Featured Expert
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Dominique Monteil
Dominique Monteil was born in southwest France, near Toulouse, and currently resides in Paris. In between, she has lived in Great Britain, Spain, Switzerland and Cyprus. During her 20 years in the tourism industry, she has gained experience working on ocean cruise ships and most recently on riverboats traveling along the Seine and the Rhone. On a personal note, she grew up on a farm and is very fond of horses. She spends her free time hiking.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Dominique Monteil was born in southwest France, near Toulouse, and currently resides in Paris. In between, she has lived in Great Britain, Spain, Switzerland and Cyprus. During her 20 years in the tourism industry, she has gained experience working on ocean cruise ships and most recently on riverboats traveling along the Seine and the Rhone. On a personal note, she grew up on a farm and is very fond of horses. She spends her free time hiking.
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Meals
25 Meals
9 Breakfasts
7 Lunches
9 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Kosher, Low Salt
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Oct 14, 2025 - Oct 24, 2025
  • Oct 14, 2025 - Oct 24, 2025
  • Apr 15, 2024 - Apr 25, 2024 (Avignon to Toulouse)
  • Apr 29, 2024 - May 09, 2024 (Avignon to Toulouse)
  • May 13, 2024 - May 23, 2024 (Avignon to Toulouse)
  • Sep 02, 2024 - Sep 12, 2024 (Avignon to Toulouse)
  • Sep 16, 2024 - Sep 26, 2024 (Avignon to Toulouse)
  • Sep 30, 2024 - Oct 10, 2024 (Avignon to Toulouse)
  • Oct 14, 2024 - Oct 24, 2024 (Avignon to Toulouse)
  • Apr 01, 2025 - Apr 11, 2025 (Avignon to Toulouse)
  • Apr 15, 2025 - Apr 25, 2025 (Avignon to Toulouse)
  • May 13, 2025 - May 23, 2025 (Avignon to Toulouse)
  • Sep 02, 2025 - Sep 12, 2025 (Avignon to Toulouse)
  • Sep 16, 2025 - Sep 26, 2025 (Avignon to Toulouse)
  • Sep 30, 2025 - Oct 10, 2025 (Avignon to Toulouse)
  • Oct 14, 2025 - Oct 24, 2025 (Avignon to Toulouse)
1 night
Avignon
The Novotel Avignon Centre is located close to the train station in the heart of the city center, and within walking distance to the Pope's Palace, Pont d' Avignon and Avignon Opera House.
6 nights
Strasbourg
CroisiEurope’s MS Anne-Marie is an intimate barge navigating the canals of Provence. First setting sail in 2014, this three-deck barge accommodates 22 guests in eleven cabins. Each cabin has a window, private bath with shower, TV and independent temperature control. Amenities include a spacious lounge with a bar, a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.
1 night
Narbonne
Conveniently located near the center of Narbonne, Clarion Suites Narbonne Ile Du Gua provides modern rooms with a view of the canal. The hotel is also near the cathedral and museum.
1 night
Blagnac
The Hotel NH Toulouse Airport provides easy access to the Toulouse Airport and features modern, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel is also near transit to the city center.
1 night
Avignon
The Novotel Avignon Centre is located close to the train station in the heart of the city center, and within walking distance to the Pope's Palace, Pont d' Avignon and Avignon Opera House.
6 nights
Strasbourg
CroisiEurope’s MS Anne-Marie is an intimate barge navigating the canals of Provence. First setting sail in 2014, this three-deck barge accommodates 22 guests in eleven cabins. Each cabin has a window, private bath with shower, TV and independent temperature control. Amenities include a spacious lounge with a bar, a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.
1 night
Narbonne
Conveniently located near the center of Narbonne, Clarion Suites Narbonne Ile Du Gua provides modern rooms with a view of the canal. The hotel is also near the cathedral and museum.
1 night
Blagnac
The Hotel NH Toulouse Airport provides easy access to the Toulouse Airport and features modern, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel is also near transit to the city center.
1 night
Avignon
The Novotel Avignon Centre is located close to the train station in the heart of the city center, and within walking distance to the Pope's Palace, Pont d' Avignon and Avignon Opera House.
6 nights
Strasbourg
CroisiEurope’s MS Anne-Marie is an intimate barge navigating the canals of Provence. First setting sail in 2014, this three-deck barge accommodates 22 guests in eleven cabins. Each cabin has a window, private bath with shower, TV and independent temperature control. Amenities include a spacious lounge with a bar, a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.
1 night
Narbonne
Conveniently located near the center of Narbonne, Clarion Suites Narbonne Ile Du Gua provides modern rooms with a view of the canal. The hotel is also near the cathedral and museum.
1 night
Blagnac
The Hotel NH Toulouse Airport provides easy access to the Toulouse Airport and features modern, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel is also near transit to the city center.
1 night
Avignon
The Novotel Avignon Centre is located close to the train station in the heart of the city center, and within walking distance to the Pope's Palace, Pont d' Avignon and Avignon Opera House.
6 nights
Strasbourg
CroisiEurope’s MS Anne-Marie is an intimate barge navigating the canals of Provence. First setting sail in 2014, this three-deck barge accommodates 22 guests in eleven cabins. Each cabin has a window, private bath with shower, TV and independent temperature control. Amenities include a spacious lounge with a bar, a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.
1 night
Narbonne
Conveniently located near the center of Narbonne, Clarion Suites Narbonne Ile Du Gua provides modern rooms with a view of the canal. The hotel is also near the cathedral and museum.
1 night
Blagnac
The Hotel NH Toulouse Airport provides easy access to the Toulouse Airport and features modern, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel is also near transit to the city center.
1 night
Avignon
The Novotel Avignon Centre is located close to the train station in the heart of the city center, and within walking distance to the Pope's Palace, Pont d' Avignon and Avignon Opera House.
6 nights
Strasbourg
CroisiEurope’s MS Anne-Marie is an intimate barge navigating the canals of Provence. First setting sail in 2014, this three-deck barge accommodates 22 guests in eleven cabins. Each cabin has a window, private bath with shower, TV and independent temperature control. Amenities include a spacious lounge with a bar, a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.
1 night
Narbonne
Conveniently located near the center of Narbonne, Clarion Suites Narbonne Ile Du Gua provides modern rooms with a view of the canal. The hotel is also near the cathedral and museum.
1 night
Blagnac
The Hotel NH Toulouse Airport provides easy access to the Toulouse Airport and features modern, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel is also near transit to the city center.
1 night
Avignon
The Novotel Avignon Centre is located close to the train station in the heart of the city center, and within walking distance to the Pope's Palace, Pont d' Avignon and Avignon Opera House.
6 nights
Strasbourg
CroisiEurope’s MS Anne-Marie is an intimate barge navigating the canals of Provence. First setting sail in 2014, this three-deck barge accommodates 22 guests in eleven cabins. Each cabin has a window, private bath with shower, TV and independent temperature control. Amenities include a spacious lounge with a bar, a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.
1 night
Narbonne
Conveniently located near the center of Narbonne, Clarion Suites Narbonne Ile Du Gua provides modern rooms with a view of the canal. The hotel is also near the cathedral and museum.
1 night
Blagnac
The Hotel NH Toulouse Airport provides easy access to the Toulouse Airport and features modern, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel is also near transit to the city center.
1 night
Avignon
The Novotel Avignon Centre is located close to the train station in the heart of the city center, and within walking distance to the Pope's Palace, Pont d' Avignon and Avignon Opera House.
6 nights
Strasbourg
CroisiEurope’s MS Anne-Marie is an intimate barge navigating the canals of Provence. First setting sail in 2014, this three-deck barge accommodates 22 guests in eleven cabins. Each cabin has a window, private bath with shower, TV and independent temperature control. Amenities include a spacious lounge with a bar, a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.
1 night
Narbonne
Conveniently located near the center of Narbonne, Clarion Suites Narbonne Ile Du Gua provides modern rooms with a view of the canal. The hotel is also near the cathedral and museum.
1 night
Blagnac
The Hotel NH Toulouse Airport provides easy access to the Toulouse Airport and features modern, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel is also near transit to the city center.
1 night
Avignon
The Novotel Avignon Centre is located close to the train station in the heart of the city center, and within walking distance to the Pope's Palace, Pont d' Avignon and Avignon Opera House.
6 nights
Strasbourg
CroisiEurope’s MS Anne-Marie is an intimate barge navigating the canals of Provence. First setting sail in 2014, this three-deck barge accommodates 22 guests in eleven cabins. Each cabin has a window, private bath with shower, TV and independent temperature control. Amenities include a spacious lounge with a bar, a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.
1 night
Narbonne
Conveniently located near the center of Narbonne, Clarion Suites Narbonne Ile Du Gua provides modern rooms with a view of the canal. The hotel is also near the cathedral and museum.
1 night
Blagnac
The Hotel NH Toulouse Airport provides easy access to the Toulouse Airport and features modern, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel is also near transit to the city center.
1 night
Avignon
The Novotel Avignon Centre is located close to the train station in the heart of the city center, and within walking distance to the Pope's Palace, Pont d' Avignon and Avignon Opera House.
6 nights
Strasbourg
CroisiEurope’s MS Anne-Marie is an intimate barge navigating the canals of Provence. First setting sail in 2014, this three-deck barge accommodates 22 guests in eleven cabins. Each cabin has a window, private bath with shower, TV and independent temperature control. Amenities include a spacious lounge with a bar, a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.
1 night
Narbonne
Conveniently located near the center of Narbonne, Clarion Suites Narbonne Ile Du Gua provides modern rooms with a view of the canal. The hotel is also near the cathedral and museum.
1 night
Blagnac
The Hotel NH Toulouse Airport provides easy access to the Toulouse Airport and features modern, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel is also near transit to the city center.
1 night
Avignon
The Novotel Avignon Centre is located close to the train station in the heart of the city center, and within walking distance to the Pope's Palace, Pont d' Avignon and Avignon Opera House.
6 nights
Strasbourg
CroisiEurope’s MS Anne-Marie is an intimate barge navigating the canals of Provence. First setting sail in 2014, this three-deck barge accommodates 22 guests in eleven cabins. Each cabin has a window, private bath with shower, TV and independent temperature control. Amenities include a spacious lounge with a bar, a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.
1 night
Narbonne
Conveniently located near the center of Narbonne, Clarion Suites Narbonne Ile Du Gua provides modern rooms with a view of the canal. The hotel is also near the cathedral and museum.
1 night
Blagnac
The Hotel NH Toulouse Airport provides easy access to the Toulouse Airport and features modern, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel is also near transit to the city center.
1 night
Avignon
The Novotel Avignon Centre is located close to the train station in the heart of the city center, and within walking distance to the Pope's Palace, Pont d' Avignon and Avignon Opera House.
6 nights
Strasbourg
CroisiEurope’s MS Anne-Marie is an intimate barge navigating the canals of Provence. First setting sail in 2014, this three-deck barge accommodates 22 guests in eleven cabins. Each cabin has a window, private bath with shower, TV and independent temperature control. Amenities include a spacious lounge with a bar, a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.
1 night
Narbonne
Conveniently located near the center of Narbonne, Clarion Suites Narbonne Ile Du Gua provides modern rooms with a view of the canal. The hotel is also near the cathedral and museum.
1 night
Blagnac
The Hotel NH Toulouse Airport provides easy access to the Toulouse Airport and features modern, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel is also near transit to the city center.
1 night
Avignon
The Novotel Avignon Centre is located close to the train station in the heart of the city center, and within walking distance to the Pope's Palace, Pont d' Avignon and Avignon Opera House.
6 nights
Strasbourg
CroisiEurope’s MS Anne-Marie is an intimate barge navigating the canals of Provence. First setting sail in 2014, this three-deck barge accommodates 22 guests in eleven cabins. Each cabin has a window, private bath with shower, TV and independent temperature control. Amenities include a spacious lounge with a bar, a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.
1 night
Narbonne
Conveniently located near the center of Narbonne, Clarion Suites Narbonne Ile Du Gua provides modern rooms with a view of the canal. The hotel is also near the cathedral and museum.
1 night
Blagnac
The Hotel NH Toulouse Airport provides easy access to the Toulouse Airport and features modern, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel is also near transit to the city center.
1 night
Avignon
The Novotel Avignon Centre is located close to the train station in the heart of the city center, and within walking distance to the Pope's Palace, Pont d' Avignon and Avignon Opera House.
6 nights
Strasbourg
CroisiEurope’s MS Anne-Marie is an intimate barge navigating the canals of Provence. First setting sail in 2014, this three-deck barge accommodates 22 guests in eleven cabins. Each cabin has a window, private bath with shower, TV and independent temperature control. Amenities include a spacious lounge with a bar, a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.
1 night
Narbonne
Conveniently located near the center of Narbonne, Clarion Suites Narbonne Ile Du Gua provides modern rooms with a view of the canal. The hotel is also near the cathedral and museum.
1 night
Blagnac
The Hotel NH Toulouse Airport provides easy access to the Toulouse Airport and features modern, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel is also near transit to the city center.
1 night
Avignon
The Novotel Avignon Centre is located close to the train station in the heart of the city center, and within walking distance to the Pope's Palace, Pont d' Avignon and Avignon Opera House.
6 nights
Strasbourg
CroisiEurope’s MS Anne-Marie is an intimate barge navigating the canals of Provence. First setting sail in 2014, this three-deck barge accommodates 22 guests in eleven cabins. Each cabin has a window, private bath with shower, TV and independent temperature control. Amenities include a spacious lounge with a bar, a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.
1 night
Narbonne
Conveniently located near the center of Narbonne, Clarion Suites Narbonne Ile Du Gua provides modern rooms with a view of the canal. The hotel is also near the cathedral and museum.
1 night
Blagnac
The Hotel NH Toulouse Airport provides easy access to the Toulouse Airport and features modern, comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel is also near transit to the city center.





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