cruise vacations on the French hotel barge EMMA, cruising the
Canal du Midi, Provence and Camargue in the South of France
French Hotel Barge EMMA
Canal du Midi, South of France
THEMED CRUISES : French Mediterranean Garden Cruise
Is nature, flowers and beautiful gardens your interest? The combination of
a cruise along the canal with visits to some of the most beautiful
gardens in the South of France is just what you are looking for.
You will be accompanied by a local English horticulturist, Gill Pound, who
combines the running of a nursery with garden consultancy and courses
These are very specialist cruises so early booking is essential if you
don't want to be disappointed. Please contact us for more details.
Here is a sample of what awaits you:
- A walk in the garrigue near Conques sur Orbiel, an
area particularly noted for the diversity of its flora
- A visit to the garden of La Petite Pépinière at Caunes-Minervois where
Gill Pound has an extensive collection of plants adapted for dry
climates and to the garden of Liz & Jacques Thompson at
Cesseras, which has been recently restored in classic French style.
- A walk in the garrigue in Assignan, near St Chinian, in an area which
allows us to contrast the flora which grow on limestone with the flora
which grow on acid soils.
- A visit to the beautiful Cistercian Abbaye de
Fontfroide and its newly-restored terraced gardens
- A visit to the Jardin de St Adrien, a prize winning
landscaped park on the site of a former quarry.
: As this is
a guided theme cruise, a supplement to the standard charter fee will
> French Mediterranean Garden Cruise
It's not how far nor how fast, it's the pleasure of the journey that keeps people coming back for more.
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