Mam Goz hotel barge

The barge Mam Goz

Accommodating up to 6 passengers

View of the Mam Goz

Mam Goz is rated 4 star

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Specifications

Crew members : 4

Boat size
Length 98′5″ ft (30 metres)
Width 14′9″ ft (4.5 metres)

Number of bicycles : 6

Accommodation

Up to 6 guests

Double cabins : 3

Also...

Central heating

Air-conditioning

Spa or pool

Wifi

Demonstration galley

Wardrobe with safe in each cabin

2 person hydromassage hot tub with chromotherapy

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About the barge "Mam Goz"

Mam Goz barge cruises

Enjoy a gentle cruise aboard the Mam Goz, providing comfort and intimacy for 2 to 6 guests.

This luxemotor barge was originally built in 1923.  After many years at work along the waterways of Europe, she became a B&B barge in 2005 in the south of France before taking a journey to Belgium in 2016 for a complete refit. 
The resulting barge justly deserved the name Mam Goz, meaning "Grandmother" in the Breton language: She is exceptionally welcoming and designed to make you feel instantly at home.

In 2019 she will be the only 6-passenger barge operating exclusively in the delightful Provence & Camargue regions.
With an experienced English-speaking crew of Captain, Chef, Hostess and a tour guide,  guests can sit back and relax. 

As you board Mam Goz, you'll be delighted to find a superb outdoor lounge complete with table for apero time,  and a further sun terrace providing an ideal spot to admire the views.
There is plenty of space and a 2-person hydromassage hot tub with chromotherapy so that you can enjoy the bubbles with a glass of wine!

On the lower deck, easily accessible via the stairs, there is a  light and airy saloon  with comfortable soft-furnishings and a spacious dining area which can be set as one large table or three smaller ones. If you like peace and quiet in the mornings, a small table may suit you, while dinners are usually more conivial affairs!
With the galley just adjacent, guests can see the chef at work and see how local fresh ingredients are transformed into delicious mouthwatering dishes.

After a day relaxing and discovering the region with our tour guide aboard the Space Tourer Van, it's time for a peaceful night sleep.

Mam Goz has three, tastefully decorated double cabins (107 sq feet) each with modern, private shower and toilet.
The portholes offer light and good views from the elevated double beds while the air-conditioning and heating guarantees that you'll be comfortable whenever you cruise.
A desk and comfortable armchair are provided, along with a wardrobe complete with a safe.

 

 

Plan of Mam Goz

Plan of the hotel barge Mam Goz

Mam Goz cruise routes & itineraries

Beaucaire to Pavalas-les-Flots, Provence & Camargue

Beaucaire & Tarascon 
Sunday
Guests are met at 3 pm at the pre-arranged point and chauffeured to Mam Goz, moored in Beaucaire.  After an introduction to the crew and discovering your cabins, enjoy a welcome drink.  You may choose to relax onboard or to explore Beaucaire with its castle dating from King Louis IX, lively quays and quaint streets, and Tarascon with its beautiful medieval fortress facing Beaucaire. Tarascon was once an important place of pilgrimage to Sainte Marthe, who reportedly defeated a terrifying monster, La Tarasque.
A welcome drink will be served before dinner on board.
 
Beaucaire  - Nourriguier: Les Alpilles in the heart of Provence
Monday
Our adventure into the spirit of Provence begins with a guided trip in the steep hills in the heartland of Provence, the Alpilles, beginning with the lovely Provencal village Saint Remy with its art galleries and boutiques. No visit to the region would be complete without discovering the beautiful olive oil produced in this area, and in the Moulin de Castelas there is time to do just that.
After lunch in a small restaurant on a typical village square, we will visit Les Baux-de-Provance, a fortified medieval city, explore the winding narrow streets, imposing fortress and enjoy the shady terraces.
We rejoin Mam Goz at Beaucaire for a cruise to Nourriguier, our peaceful mooring surrounded by nature.
Enjoy an aperitif before dinner on board.

Nourriguier - St Gilles: A day in Avignon
Tuesday
"Sur le Pont d'Avignon"... the song from childhood reminds us of the importance of this great city, capital of the Western Christian world in the 14th century. Today begins with a guided route of the famous Palais des Papes, a fine example of medieval Gothic architecture and the largest Gothic Palace in all of Europe.  
After lunch in Avignon,  continue to explore the city with your knowledgeable guide to discover exceptional monuments, beautiful squares, fine townhouses, winding alleys and boutiques.
Mid-afternoon, it's time to board Mam Goz for our cruise to Saint Gilles, before we dine on board.

 

Arles - Gallician: Exploring Arles, an ancient Roman City
Wednesday
After a hearty breakfast, your guide will take you on a wonderful tour of Arles, a magical Roman city which the impressionists found so beautiful and inspirational. The light lends a unique beauty to the architecture here, with vestiges dating back to Roman times. The feast for the eyes continues in the colourful market place, typical of Provence with seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs. Our culinary adventure continues with lunch in a typical restaurant before returning to Mam Goz for a peaceful afternoon cruise along the Canal du Rhône au Sete, within one of Europe's largest wetland reserves.
Dinner on board.

Gallician - Aigues Mortes: A day trip in the Camargue
Thursday
Now in the heart of the Camargue, join a professional guide in the Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.  This 60-acre park of ponds, swamps, lawns, channels, reed beds and saltmarshes is home to an extraordinary diversity of birds which your guide will help you identify from their song and plumage.  
Lunch will be taken at the seaside town of Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, where authentic tradition and gipsy pilgrimages are part of the culture. Do visit the church with its fascinating crypt, where the remains of Mary Magdelene are supposedly housed. There will be time for a swim, weather permitting.
The afternoon will see us relaxing onboard Mam Goz far from any crowds as we journey along the canal to Aigues Mortes, from where the crusades of King Saint Louis set sail.  
In this area, beautiful white horses and stunning black bulls roam among the reeds and ponds. 
This evening, the aperitif will include some wines from the Languedoc Roussillon, one of the most important vineyards in France.
Dinner on board.

Aigues Mortes  - Palavas-les-Flots: Salt Marshes by 4x4 vehicle
Friday
Salt cultivation has been an important part of life at Aigues Mortes for centuries and has enabled the preservation of thousands of hectares with a unique, rich and diverse ecosystem. Accompanied by a naturalist guide, discover places in a  4x4 which are otherwise inaccessible to see unique flora and fauna not visible anywhere else.
After lunch, we will visit the wonderful fortified city of Aigues Mortes, from where the crusades of King Saint Louis set sail.  
Explore the fascinating well-preserved citadel with its narrow streets, eccentric angles and high walls rising from the middle of the marshes. 
We return to Mam Goz for our final hours of cruising between the Côteaux du Languedoc vineyards and the glistening Mediterranean coast. Our final mooring in Palavas is on a strip of land between sea and wild ponds.
Dinner on board and time to reminisce over the wonderful week spent in Provence and the Camargue.


Saturday
After breakfast, we will chauffeur you to your choice of hotel, railway station or airport in Montpellier for your onward journey. Au revoir! 
We hope to see you again.


Cruise rates


From Provence to the Camargue dates and rates

2020 EURO RATES 6 nights
Whole boat charter for 6 28300
Whole boat charter for 5 25700
Whole boat charter for 4 22500
Whole boat charter for 3 21300
Whole boat charter for 2 20100

All prices are quoted in euros and include

Private cruise for up to 6 passengers in 3 double ensuite cabins
Champagne welcome and an aperitif before each meal
All meals from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the last morning
3 glasses of wine with ashore lunches & wines with aboard dinners
Bar with a selection of cocktails, alcohol, liquor, Languedoc wines and soft drinks
Daily escorted excursions and activities, including entrance, fees mentioned in the program
Extra professional guides as mentioned in the program
Use of onboard bicycles
Arrival day 1 transportation depending upon the direction of the cruise: 
From Avignon TGV station or Nimes airport to Beaucaire
From Montpellier stations or Montpellier Airport to Palavas
Departure date transportation, depending upon the direction of the cruise:
From Palavas to Montpellier stations or airport
From Beaucaire to Avignon TGV station or Nimes airport

 

2020 dates:  April 5th 2020 to October 25th 2020

Beaucaire to Sete; Provence to the Mediterranean Sea

Beaucaire & Tarascon 
Sunday
Guests are met at 3 pm at the pre-arranged point and chauffeured to Mam Goz, moored in Beaucaire.  After an introduction to the crew and discovering your cabins, enjoy a welcome drink.  You may choose to relax onboard or to explore Beaucaire with its castle dating from King Louis IX, lively quays and quaint streets, and Tarascon with its beautiful medieval fortress facing Beaucaire. Tarascon was once an important place of pilgrimage to Sainte Marthe, who reportedly defeated a terrifying monster, La Tarasque.
A welcome drink will be served before dinner on board.

Beaucaire  - Nourriguier: Les Alpilles in the heart of Provence
Monday
Our adventure into the spirit of Provence begins with a guided trip in the steep hills in the heartland of Provence, the Alpilles, beginning with the lovely Provencal village Saint Remy with its art galleries and boutiques. No visit to the region would be complete without discovering the beautiful olive oil produced in this area, and in the Moulin de Castelas there is time to do just that.
After lunch in a small restaurant on a typical village square, we will visit Les Baux-de-Provance, a fortified medieval city, explore the winding narrow streets, imposing fortress and enjoy the shady terraces.
We rejoin Mam Goz at Beaucaire for a cruise to Nourriguier, our peaceful mooring surrounded by nature.
Enjoy an aperitif before dinner on board.

Nourriguier - St Gilles: A visit to Avignon
Tuesday
"Sur le Pont d'Avignon"... the song from childhood reminds us of the importance of this great city, capital of the Western Christian world in the 14th century. Today begins with a guided route of the famous Palais des Papes, a fine example of medieval Gothic architecture and the largest Gothic Palace in all of Europe.  Avignon has a wealth exceptional monuments, beautiful squares, fine townhouses, winding alleys and boutiques. 
In the afternoon, we continue our cruise along the Costirees de Nimes to reach St Gilles, famous for pilgrimages since the 11th century.
Dinner on board.

Arles - Aigues Mortes: Exploring Arles, an ancient Roman City
Wednesday
After a tasty breakfast, your guide will take you on a wonderful tour of Arles, a magical Roman city which the impressionists including Van Gogh found so beautiful and inspirational. The light lends a unique beauty to the architecture here, with vestiges dating back to Roman times. The feast for the eyes continues in the colourful market place, typical of Provence with seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs. Our culinary adventure continues with lunch in a typical restaurant before returning to Mam Goz for a peaceful afternoon cruise arriving in Aigues Mortes, a citadel surrounded by salt marshes.
Dinner on board.

Aigues Mortes - Palavas-les-Flots: Salt Marshes
Thursday
This morning, we begin by exploring the beautiful city of Aigues Mortes with its fortified walls, winding streets and boutiques before boarding the miniature train of Les Salins du Midi to discover the Salt Marshes. Salt cultivation has been an important part of life at Aigues Mortes for centuries and has enabled the preservation of thousands of hectares with a unique, rich and diverse ecosystem. Discover how salt is produced and why seawater salt has a pink hue.
Our afternoon cruise between lakes and vineyards of the Coteaux de Languedoc, brings us to Palavas-les-Flots, our evening mooring on a strip of land between sea and wild ponds.
Dinner on board.

Palavas-les-Flots  - Sete: Cruise between ponds and sea
Friday
On our last day together, relax on board in the morning, or on the beach. There is plenty to do in this little town.  Visit La Phare de la Meditarranée, a former water tower which has been completely transformed into an amazing tourist infrastructure. You may cycle along the canal to visit the peninsula of Maguelone and its old cathedral, or simply watch the world go by!
After lunch, we will cruise to Sete, a 17th-century town considered to be the Venice of the Languedoc due to the numerous canals crisscrossing the town.
Enjoy our final dinner onboard and time to reminisce over our week together.

Saturday
After breakfast, we will chauffeur you to your choice of hotel, railway station or airport in Montpellier for your onward journey. Au revoir! 
We hope to see you again.

Cruise rates


From Provence to the Mediterranean Sea dates and rates

2020 EURO RATES 6 nights
Whole boat charter for 6 26300
Whole boat charter for 5 23900
Whole boat charter for 4 20900
Whole boat charter for 3 19800
Whole boat charter for 2 18700

ll prices are quoted in euros and include

Private cruise for up to 6 passengers in 3 double ensuite cabins
Champagne welcome and an aperitif before each meal
All meals from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the last morning
3 glasses of wine with ashore lunches & wines with aboard dinners
Bar with a selection of cocktails, alcohol, liquor, Languedoc wines and soft drinks
Daily escorted excursions and activities, including entrance, fees mentioned in the program
Extra professional guides as mentioned in the program
Use of onboard bicycles
Arrival day 1 transportation depending upon the direction of the cruise: 
From Avignon TGV station or Nimes airport to Beaucaire
From Montpellier stations or airport to Setes
Departure date transportation, depending upon the direction of the cruise:
From Sete to Montpellier stations or airport
From Beaucaire to Avignon TGV station or Nimes station or Nimes airport


Dates: 5th April - 25th October 2020

Saint Gilles to Sete; Camargue & Languedoc

St Gilles 
Sunday
Our chauffeur meets you at 3 pm at the pre-arranged point for the short drive to Mam Goz, moored in Saint Gilles-du-Gard.  Meet the crew and discover your cabins, and then enjoy a welcome drink.  Take time to relax onboard or to explore St Gilles, the 4th town after Rome, Jerusalem and Santiago de Compostela on the pilgrimage routes.
A welcome drink will be served before dinner on board.
 
St Gilles - Gallician: In the footsteps of the Romans
Monday
Our adventure begins as we step back in time tasting roman wines in Le Mas des Tourelles where a local winery has created a roman style press to explain how the Romans produced and preserved wine. The history lesson continues with a visit to Le Pont du Gard, one of the most photographed bridges in the world! This Roman aqueduct has towered above the Gardon river for over 2000 years.
After lunch ashore, we will visit Nimes and a variety of monuments including La Maison Carréée, the only fully preserved temple from the age along with the roman arena.  
We rejoin Mam Goz at St Gilles to cruise to Gallician, through the Camargue, one of Europe's largest wetland reserves.
Enjoy an aperitif before dinner on board.

Gallician- Aigues Mortes: A day in the Camargue
Tuesday
Now in the heart of the Camargue, join a professional guide in the Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.  This 60-acre park of ponds, swamps, lawns, channels, reed beds and saltmarshes is home to an extraordinary diversity of birds which your guide will help you identify from their song and plumage.  
Lunch will be taken at the seaside town of Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, where authentic tradition and gipsy pilgrimages are part of the culture. Do visit the church with its fascinating crypt, where the remains of Mary Magdelene are supposedly housed. There will be time for a swim, weather permitting.
The afternoon will see us relaxing onboard Mam Goz far from any crowds as we journey along the canal to Aigues Mortes, from where the crusades of King Saint Louis set sail.  
In this area, beautiful white horses and stunning black bulls roam among the reeds and ponds. 
Dinner on board.

 

Aigues Mortes - Palavas-les-Flots: Salt Marshes by 4x4 vehicle
Wednesday
Accompanied by a naturalist guide, discover places in a 4x4 which are otherwise inaccessible to see unique flora and fauna not visible anywhere else.
After lunch, we will visit the wonderful fortified city of Aigues Mortes, from where the crusades of King Saint Louis set sail.  
Explore the well-preserved citadel standing proud in the middle of the marshes before rejoining Mam Goz for our afternoon cruise to Palavas-Les-Flots.
This evening you are invited to dine in La Phare de la Mediterranée, with its rotating restaurant, which gives you a 360° view in 75 minutes fo the beautiful coast and landscape of the Languedoc region.

Palavas-les-FLots - Sete  Visit Pezenas and Sete
Thursday
Our final full day is a mix of relaxed cruising in the morning as we journey to Sete, with time to walk or cycle along by the barge or two Maguelone with its ancient cathedral. Once at Sete, founded in 1666 by Louis XIV and known locally as the Venice of the Languedoc,  we will take lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Etang de Thau before heading to Pezenas with a private guide. This charming village remains unspoilt and still has many 16th - 18th-century mansions, imposing houses and winding lanes, along with a variety of unique boutiques, the perfect place to shop for an unusual souvenir.
The return journey to Mam Goz takes you through Mont Saint Clair where the panoramic view of the town and surrounding region are simply breathtaking.
Our final dinner onboard & time to look back over a wonderful few days.

Friday
After breakfast, we will chauffeur you to the railway station or airport in Montpellier for your onward journey. Au revoir! 
We hope to see you again.


Cruise rates


Camargue & Languedoc dates and rates

2020 EURO RATES 5 nights
Whole boat charter for 6 24500
Whole boat charter for 5 22300
Whole boat charter for 4 19500
Whole boat charter for 3 18600
Whole boat charter for 2 17700

All prices are quoted in euros and include

Private cruise for up to 6 passengers in 3 double ensuite cabins
Champagne welcome and an aperitif before each meal
All meals from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the last morning
3 glasses of wine with ashore lunches & wines with aboard dinners
Bar with a selection of cocktails, alcohol, liquor, Languedoc wines and soft drinks
Daily escorted excursions and activities, including entrance, fees mentioned in the program
Extra professional guides as mentioned in the program
Use of onboard bicycles
Arrival day 1 transportation depending upon the direction of the cruise: 
From Nimes station or Nimes airport to St Gilles
From Montpellier stations or Montpellier Airport to Sete
Departure date transportation, depending upon the direction of the cruise:
From Sete to Montpellier stations or airport
From St Gilles to Nimes station or airport

 

2020 dates:  April 5th 2020 to October 25th 2020

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