The Camargue, Europe’s largest river delta, is fed by two branches of the River Rhone: Grand Rhone and Petit Rhone. Together they water a vast natural area of saltwater lagoons called étangs. The most important of these is the Étang de Thau which is lock-free and large enough for maritime cruises between ancient harbours such as Marseillan, Meze and Sète. Visitors may live like kings on fresh moules marinières and bouziegues oysters, washed down with Muscat wines. Cruisers on the Canal du Rhone at Sète will find themselves transported peacefully along this Mediterranean inland waterway with a single lock. Discover fortified cities such as the 13th century Aigues-Mortes, Arles and Avignon, City of Popes. The historic towns of Viviers, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Vienne, among others, border the River Rhone which meets the River Saone at Lyon.
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