For six nights and seven days, the 22 berth MS Anne-Marie, a luxurious hotel barge, departs from Arles into the rivers and canal that run through Europe’s largest delta.
This is France’s Wild West with its very own cowboys. The gardian, leathered and wearing their own take on a Stetson, sit astride their white horses to round up the black bulls grazing in the Camargue. Exploring a hauntingly beautiful land sliced by the Grand Rhone and Petit Rhone rivers, the purpose-built hotel barge sails from Arles to Sète.
Excursions pass reed-thatched cottages with Mistral weathered blue and green shutters. Flamboyances of flamingos feed on shrimps in the rose-tinted pools. Drawn to Arles by the light and vibrant colour, artists
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