Welcome aboard our company's boats, based in Avignon on one of the most beautiful avenues of Provence: the Rhône. As a couple or with the family or friends, for lunch or dinner, the Mireio offers you exceptional river cruises leaving from Avignon.
The company Grands Bateaux de Provence is also receptions, weddings, baptisms, communions, etc... and cocktails, buffets, meetings...
Panoramic, heated or air-conditioned depending, equipped with powerful projectors, our boat-restaurants, the Mireio and the Saône, offer full comfort for discovering the Rhône in the best of conditions: Avignon, Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, Tarascon, Châteauneuf du Pape or Arles.
Leaves: 12:30pm Returns: 4pm - music until 5pm
The boat leaves to pass by the foot of the Bridge of Avignonand the Popes' Palace, turns around to take the 2nd branch of the Rhône, then passes through the lock (12 m difference in depth) to continue to Châteauneuf du Pape and Roquemaure in a 1980s ambiance!!
At the end of the meal, our singer musician will have you disco dancing!!!
Leaves: 11:30am Returns: 6:15pm
The boat heads towards the Bridge of Avignon, the Popes' Palace the turns around and heads for the big lock of Vallabregue, Aramon, Beaucaire (departure point of the famous Canal du Midi)
2:15pm: Arrival in Tarascon at the foot of the "Bon Roy René's" château, washed by the waters of the Rhône. We have a layover in Tarascon, home of the famous Tarasque dragon and Alphonse Daudet's "Tartarin". The medieval city will reveal to you its historical treasures and Provençal traditions, from the tomb of St Marthe to the "SOULEÏADO" workshops.
4:15pm:The boat hoists anchor; return to Avignon.
Leaves: 12:30pm Returns: 4pm
The boat heads towards the famous bridge of Avignon and the Popes' Palace, turns around to take the 2nd branch of the Rhône by Villeneuve, the Philippe le Bel Tower and the Fort Saint-André.
We then pass through the big lock (12 m difference in depth) and past Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the Château de Montfaucon. Return to Avignon.
Leaves: 12:00pm Returns: 6pm
The boat leaves in the direction of the Viaduct of Avignon, the village of Aramon, the château of the Issards, the big lock of Vallabregues (14 m difference in depth), Beaucaire, Tarascon and its magnificent château washed by the waters of the Rhône. Then we turn around to go for a stopover in Villeneuve from 3:15 to 5pm, passing in front of the Philippe le Bel Tower and the Fort St André.
5pm: the boat hoists anchor for Avignon.
Leaves: 11:30am Returns: 4:45pm
From the centre of Avignon, at the foot of the City Walls, thefamous bridge of Avignon, the Popes' Palace, then the confluence of the Durance. Aramon, the Montagnette on the left bank, passing through the big lock, Tarascon and its magnificent château, then arrival in Arles at the foot of the enormous stone lions, ruins of the old Roman bridge.
12:15pm, our stopover in Arles, capital of the Camargue, lets you visit this historic town.
You will cross the square with the boules players right near the arena dating from the 1st century.
At 4pm, you board to return to Avignon.
Leaves: 12:30pm Returns: 2:30pm
The most beautiful sites of Avignon and of Villeneuve seen from the Rhône: the famous Saint Bénézet Bridge, the river port, the quays of La Ligne, the Popes' Palace, the Clock Tower and the Rocher des Doms. You see a bit of the villages of Villeneuve and Les Angles, the 2 islands: Ile de Piot and Barthelasse, then the Philippe le Bel Tower and the Fort St André.
SAINT BENEZET Dinner
Leaves: 8:30pm Returns: 11pm
The most beautiful sites of Avignon and Villeneuve seen from the Rhône: the famous Saint Bénézet Bridge, the river port, the quays of La Ligne, the Popes' Palace, the clock tower and the Rocher des Doms.
You will see a bit of the villages of Villeneuve and Les Angles, the 2 islands: Ile de Piot and Barthelasse, then the Philippe le Bel Tower and the Fort Saint-André.
Return to the quay.
DINNER DANCE Cruise
Leaves: 8:30pm Returns: 11pm
The boat hoists anchor and heads for the famous Saint-Bénézet Bridge, the Popes' Palace, the Rocher des Doms and the small river port of Avignon. The Mireio illuminates the banks with its powerful projectors. We go up to the dam of Avignon, then turn around to take the Villeneuve branch: the Philippe le Bel Tower, the Fort Saint-André, then the big lock. You discover the Rhone while enjoying the dishes from our Chef, a different way of viewing the sites.
The MIREIO comes back to the quay. Our emcee will keep you dancing until 1 in the morning if you wish to stay with us.
DINNER CABARET Cruise
Leaves: 9pm Returns: 11:30pm
The boat hoists anchor and heads for the famous Saint-Bénézet Bridge. You will enjoy the charm of a candlelight dinner, accompanied by Brazilian entertainment.
A prestige menu and and dancing dancing until 1 in the morning are offered.
Cruise Dinner on the Rhone
Summer Dinner Promenade on the Rhône!!
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June 21 to September 21
8pm: boarding, Allée de l’Oulle, Avignon
8:30pm: departure for a boat cruise at the foot of the monuments of Avignon, the St Benezet Bridge, the Popes' Palace, the Rocher des Doms. A turn around to head downstream to the confluence of the Durance and join up with the Villeneuve lez Avignon branch of the Rhône, the Philippe le Bel Tower, the Fort St André.
10:30pm: return to the quay
Summer Dinner Promenade Adult menu
Large summer platter
(Mixed greens and Chicken supreme, Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Tuna Rillettes, Roast beef)
Melon soup and sorbet 32€ – Cruise and Dinner, drinks not included
Summer Dinner Promenade Children's menu
Iced Mousse 16€ – Cruise and Dinner, drinks not included
Children from 2 to 11 years
Make your wedding an unforgettable evening!!
8:00 /8:30pm: Our crew welcomes you with cocktails on the bridge (depending on the weather)
9pm: The boat hoists ancor and passes by the foot of the Saint Bénezet Bridge, the Popes' Palace, the Rocher des Doms and the small marina
Dinner: 3 menus
The boat turns around to go past the TGV bridge and join the left branch of the Rhône from where you can see the the monuments of Villeneuve lez Avignon: the Philippe le Bel Tower, the Fort Saint André.
Turning around again at the big dam of Avignon to return to the quay.
11:00 /11:30: Return to the quay and dancing until 3am
The schedule an be adapted to your needs
Prices start at 98€/person
(cruise, menu n°1, cocktail, wine, coffee, wedding cake and entertainment)