Day One - Set Sail from Avignon

An early morning sail to Arles is the chance to experience many of the locks on the cruise.  ´Ecluse de Beaucaire. Following the development of the Vallabrègues dam, commissioned in 1970, the Beaucaire lock, built on an arm of the Rhone, was closed, thus condemning the port, located in the heart of the city, to become a dead end.



Efforts are underway to restore the lock and reconnect the Rhone to the Canal du Midi.