uper Luxury M.S. Provence

Never before has such a barge been envisioned.

Provence and Leonais Cruise

We have experienced such a positive client response to our new deluxe 50 passenger barge,
the Chardonnay, that we decided to build a sister ship, the M.S. Provence.

For those of you who have cruised on the Chardonnay, you found the largest suites available on a river barge in Europe.  On the M.S.Provence the suites are larger on the upper deck by 25 sq feet.

The, MS Provence is a graceful, custom-built vessel which carries 50 passengers in the utmost comfort. There are 23 spacious suites and large, tastefully decorated public areas on the main deck. The panoramic forward bar and the7,500 sq. ft sun deck – complete with fitness and recreation area, plus 2 jacuzzis – afford superb vistas of the scenery and sites of this wonderful region.

The MS Provence invites you on a voyage of discovery of the blissfully sunny Provence region and the enchanting Camargue. The itinerary takes you between Tournon on the misty river Rhône to the fabled medieval town of Aigues-Mortes, located on the Rhône-Sète canal on the edge of the wild and mysterious Camargue Regional Park.

                   After a day of cruising and escorted tours,  it is a pleasure to come back to the barge and relax in the hot tub, on the rooftop deck or in the beautiful forward lounge with a nice cool drink in hand.



  • Lyon France's 2nd City--Roman and Renaissance Legacy.
  • Tain-L'Hermitage  Private wine tasting
  • Avignon: Southern medieval city--Papal Palace
  • Arles: The "Soul of Provence"
  • Saint Remy De Provence:   The "Heart of Provence"
  • Nyons lavender distillery and olive oil press.

Lyon Arles

Saturday ~ Meeting point: 3pm at the: HOTEL LE MERIDIEN PART-DIEU**** LYON

This hotel offers 117 large rooms and suites. It is conveniently located near the center and La Part-Dieu TGV railway station. It is located at 129 rue Servient - 69003 LYON. Tel: 33.(0) - Fax: 33.(0)  Email: reception@meridien-lyon.com


The Hôtel Imperator is an elegant 4-star hotel with 62 rooms, a gastronomic restaurant and a bar opening onto a beautiful garden. This hotel is ideally located in the heart of the antique city. Located at Quai de la Fontaine - 30900 NIMES. Tel: 33.(0) - Fax: 33.(0) Email: hotel.imperator@wanadoo.fr

Provence is moored in the heart of Lyon. Welcome aboard with coctails.

Sunday ~ Guided walking tour of Lyon, the Old Town, the oldest Renaissance district in France. and free time to explore.  Cruise on the Rhone, past Vienne with its antique theatre, through a most attractive winding stretch of the river, bordered by famous vineyards such as Condrieu and Cote Rotie, to the village of Andance.

Monday ~Cruise to the graceful old town of Tournon, facing the vineyards of Tain-L'Hermitage.  Visit of Tournon and its chateau followed by a private wine tasting in the famous Tain-L'Hermitage vineyards.  Beautiful cruise alongside the vine-clad hills to Viviers.            

Tuesday ~ Excursion to Nyons, typical provencal Town to visit a traditional lavender distillery and olive oil press. Cruise along the canalized Rhone to the charming village of Roquemaure overlooked by the ruin of a medieval fortress.             

Wednesday ~Cruise past the famous vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape to the legendary city of Avignon.    Walking Tour of the magnificent city of Avignon with its massive stone ramparts, impressive Papal palace and its marvelous Old Town.   Free time to explore and shop.

Thursday ~ Excursion to St Remy-de-Provence, a charming town with its typical boulevards lined with plane trees where Van Gogh Painted.Cruise to the old town of Arles by way of Tarascon.         Walking tour of Arles, one of the most enchanting of all Provencal towns: Roman theater, amphitheater, elegant 12C church of St Trophime with its famous cloisters. Farewell Gala dinner on board.

Friday ~ Coach transfer to Nimes, Hôtel Concorde Imperator (or Lyon, alternate weeks) arriving around 11am.

Included are full meals, classic wines with lunch and dinner, all excursions.   Bar drinks are offered at extremely reasonably prices. 

The route is run in reverse on alternate weeks. Excursions/mooring places and the route may be modified without prior notification due to unforeseen circumstances.

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             Upper Deck Suite w/ Private Terrace                                Private Terrace for Upper Deck Suites                             Lower Deck Suite--all outside cabins


Deck Plan


- Cabins:  Lower deck: 15 twin suites (215 sq ft)
- Main deck: 8 twin/double suites 215 sq ft. Plus main deck twin beds come together to form one big bed
- 4 single cabins (130 sq ft)
- 50 Passengers
- 14 Crew members
- 3 decks

- 2 spas
- Sundeck: 2 Jacuzzi, exercise equipment
- Deluxe coach for excursions
- Stereo,CD
- Air conditioning
- Central Heating

Registry: France
Year Built: 2001/2002
Size: 292 ft x 31 ft
Passengers: 50
Crew: 15
Handicap access  upper deck only

Provence and Camargue
CRUISE ON River: 100%



The Lounges provide excellent comfort be it the Game Room (not pictured), The Mid Lounge, dining room, the Piano Bar or the rooftop deck


Departure Day: Pick up South Bound in LYON, North Bound in NIMES--details with your documents


in USD $

Value Oct 19 and 26
in USD $ 2001

Charter 50 guests



Lower Deck Suite

$2,690 pp

$2,190 pp

UpperDeck Suite including supplement

$3,090 pp

$2,590 pp

Single Cabin



Single supplement in Lower Deck Suite



Single Sup in   Upper Deck Suite



Includes Gourmet Meals with quality wines, excursions with a guide each day.

Open Bar not included
Apply individual booking discounts to above prices.  Supplements   and charters  not included in discounts.

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