Crew members : 4
Length 98′5″ ft (30 metres)
Width 14′9″ ft (4.5 metres)
Number of bicycles : 6
Up to 6 guests
Double cabins : 3
Spa or pool
Wardrobe with safe in each cabin
2 person hydromassage hot tub with chromotherapy
Click on any photo to begin the slide show, with photos of the barge and cruise program
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.
Beaucaire & Tarascon
Guests are met at 2pm at the airport, railway station or hotel in Montpellier or Nime 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 on board, or to explore Beaucaire with it's castle dating from King Louis IX, lively quays and quaint streets, and Tarascon with its beautiful medieval fortress facing Beaucaire.
A welcome drink will be served before dinner on board.
Beacaire - St Gilles: Cruising along the Costieres
Our adventure into history begins with a trip to Les Baux de Provence, a delightful medieval village set in the heart of the regional national park: Wander through the small squares, shaded terraces and narrow streets. It's easy to imagine the simple life here.
Our second port of call is at Les Carrieres de Lumieres, ancient stone quarries which have been converted to an incredible music immersive art experience: A real treat and quite unforgettable.
After lunch on board, we continue back in time to the Roman period, by visiting Le Pont du Gard, the best preserved aqueduct dating back more than 2000 years. Tasting roman wines in Le Mas des Tourelles will complete the experience before we rejoin Mam Goz for a late afternoon cruise along the Costieres de Nimes, vineyards planted among cypress and olive trees and fragrant apricot orchards.
Our evening mooring in St Gilles continues the theme. St Gilles is famous for the pilgrimages which developed from the 11th century onwards, and we the 4th place of importance after Rome, Jerusalem and Santiago de Compestela.
Enjoy an apero before dinner on board.
St Gilles - Gallician: Exploring Nimes, an ancient Roman City
After a hearty breakfast, we set off to explore Nimes with over 2000 years of history. Our tour guide will introduce you to "La Tour Magne", the final remains of the Augustan fortifications and "La Maison Carrree", the only fully-preserved temple from Antiquity, before a visit to the majestic amphitheatre still used for shows to this day.
Lunch will be taken in a typical local provençal restaurant, after which we return to Mam Goz for a relaxing afternoon aboard as we cruise along the Canal du Rhone à Sete linking the Rhone River to the Mediterranean sea, into the nature reserve of the Camargue, so abundant in flora and fauna. The Camargue is one of Europe's largest wetland reserves and you will certainly see a host of birds including flamingo, in addition to wild horses and black bull. Our evening mooring in the charming village of Gallician is simply perfect for our evening cocktail and dinner, surrounded by nature in peaceful surroundings.
Gallician - Aigues Mortes: A day trip in the Camargue
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 gypsy pilgramages are part of the culture. Do visit the church with it's fascinating crypt, where the remains of Mary Magdelene are supposedly housed.
The afternoon will see us relaxing on board 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.
Explore the fascinating well-preserved citadel with it's narrow streets, eccentric angles and high walls rising form the middle of the marshes.
This evenings aperitif will includes some wines from the Langedoc Roussillon, one of the most important vineyards in France.
Dinner on board.
Aigues Mortes - Maguelone: Salt Marshes by 4x4
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 on board Mam Goz, there is time to relax during the cruise between vineyards and the Mediterranean sea, to the ancient island of Maguelone. Covered in vineyards and towering hundred-year old cypress tree, the island was occupied in the 5th century by the Visigoths, before being a Roman bishop's palace. The cathedral of St Peter & St Paul, dating from that period, can still be seen.
Our evening mooring is in the wilds of the beautiful Languedoc countyside, an idylic setting for cocktails, dinner and a peaceful night.
Maguelone - Sete: Between lakes and sea
This morning we'll stay on this volanic island where bio-wines are produced. You can choose whether to relax on board, go to the beach for a swim, cycle or walk along the canal or perhaps visit the Roman Cathedral.
After an apero and lunch on board, we begin our final cruise to Sete, the most important fishing harbour on the mediterranean coast. Founded by Louis XIV in 1666, Sete is now reknowned for excellent oysters and the numerous canals that cross the town giving rise to the name "Venice of Languedoc".
Enjoy a final aperitif and dinner on board as we look back on our week together.
After breakfast, we will chauffeur you to your choice of hotel, railway station or airport in Montpellier or Nimes. Au revoir! We hope to see you again.
|Whole boat charter for 6||23800|
|Whole boat charter for 5||22300|
|Whole boat charter for 4||20800|
|Whole boat charter for 3||19300|
|Whole boat charter for 2||17800|
All prices are quoted in euros and include
Private cruise for up to 6 passengers in 3 double cabins
Champagne welcome and an aperitif before each meal
All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with their accompanying wines from the region
Bar with a selection of cocktails, alcohol, liquor, Languedoc wines and soft drinks
Excursions and activities as mentioned in the program with a private van
Entrance fees mentioned in the program
Transfers between railway, airport, hotel in Montpellier or Nîmes and the barge