Getting There

From Paris, the best air connection is via Montpellier. Air France flies the route for about $340 return. Alternatively, the TGV (train grande vitesse) to either Avignon or Marseilles is $220 return.


You will need to reach Crown Blue Line's launch points at either Saint-Gilles or Port Cassafières. One of their representatives will be on hand to pick you up at the airport or rail terminal.


Booking a Cruise

Crown Blue Line is the largest inland waterways operator in Europe, with more than 600 boats in 29 bases offering 43 different routes. Their 36 classes of boat range from 48-footers that sleep 10 to 27-footers that sleep three.


The cost for a seven-night trip through the Camargue starts at $1,145 for a Capri class boat. The cost includes crockery, cutlery and linen, cruising instructions, cruising documents, waterways guide, canal tolls and round-the-clock technical assistance. It does not include fuel and water, which average $30 a day.


For an extra fee, the company will stock the boat with food and wine for the trip.


Information

Crown Blue Line

Phone: 44 (870) 240 8393 Fax: 44 (870) 770 6301

Email: boating@crownblueline.com

Web: http://www.crownblueline.com.


French Government Tourist Office

Web: http://www.francetourism.com.

Pink flamingoes along the Camargue