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Gold Trusted Service Award
Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
Rosette
Boating expertise since 1969
With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
Kompass
18 amazing destinations
Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
Boot
World’s largest fleet
We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
Rettungsboje
No boat license required
That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Kompass
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boot
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • Rettungsboje
    No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Kompass
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boot
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • Rettungsboje
    No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
Croisière fluviale sans permis à Palavas-les-Flots

Boating vacations in Palavas-les-Flots

Boats without license to enjoy as a family or with friends

During a boating vacation in the Camargue, discover the dynamic seaside town of Palavas-les-Flots.


Explore Camargue from a unique perspective on the upper deck of one of our  private cruisers, departing from Saint-Gilles or Port Cassafières. During your boating vacation, we highly recommend you stop and explore Palavas-les-Flots - a former fishing village that has become a popular seaside resort. The town has retained its typical village atmosphere, thanks to the canals and the fishing boats that bring back fresh fish. There’s plenty of great restaurants where you’ll be able to enjoy the catch of the day, including L’Escale or L’Artimon.

 

Don’t miss seeing the pink flamingos on the lakes near the town: they’re one of the most famous sights in Camargue! Grab your binoculars and head to the Étang du Grec and the Étang du Prévost. 

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Navigation map of the cruising area around Palavas-les-Flots Palavas-les-Flots

Rent a boat without a license in Palavas-les-Flots

Book your vacation in the Camargue fromeither of our two bases in Saint-Gilles and Port Cassafières: 

 

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What to do in Palavas-les-Flots ?

There’s plenty of activities to choose from during your stopover in Palavas-Les-Flots:

Watersports

Watersports

This seaside town is the perfect spot for renting a pedal boat, a stand-up paddle board or going jet-skiing. Great ways of having fun in the water throughout the summer! 

 

Beaches

Enjoy time at the beach

From your mooring point, follow the streets through the town to head to the town’s well-appointed beaches. Why not also get ice cream to enjoy on the beach?

 

 

Cycling

Cycling

Discover the town on your bike and push explore a bit further to the lakes to see the wild horses and pink flamingos. You’ll also find beautiful fishermen’s huts built along the canals. Don’t forget your camera!

What is there to see in Palavas-les-Flots?

Canal Palavas Les Flots

Le Phare de la Méditerranée

Walking to the top of the 42m-tall lighthouse may seem a tall order, but the 360° view from the top is worth it.  The revolving restaurant at the top is unique in France and boasts refined dishes using fresh and local produce. 

Even if you choose not to go to the restaurant, you can still head up to the platform and admire views of the lakes and the sea, reaching as far as Montpellier. 

Luna Park

Luna Park

Children will have the best time at the Luna Park funfair! With attractions like rollercoasters, archery, bumper cars and the obligatory candy floss stand, there’s no doubt that the whole family will have a great time!

Beach front

Beach front

During the day, why not head to the beach front to enjoy the scenery and a little sunbathing? On both the left and right banks, the beaches are well maintained and appointed to welcome families.

Note that dogs are unfortunately not allowed on the beaches during peak season.

 

Discover our suggested itineraries in Camargue 

Explore Port-CassafièresCamargue - Southern France
7nt Port Cassafières to St. Gilles
135.9km | 2 locks | 18 hrs of cruising

Cruise across the open waters of the Etang de Thau, have fun on the beach, stroll around the ancient walled city of Aigues-Mortes, tour the salt-flats and enjoy an evening on a cattle ranch.

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Our bases in Port Cassafières et Saint-Gilles

Port Cassafières

We have two bases in the Camargue: Port Cassafières and Saint-Gilles, allowing you to start your trip from the western or eastern parts of the region. Port Cassafières is ideal for families, thanks to its proximity to the beach in Portiragnes and to the Étang de Thau. Saint-Gilles is the perfect starting point to discover the heart of the Camargue: the medieval town of Aigues-Mortes, the many lakes, along with the wild horses and pink flamingos that are so typical of the area.

 

Download our region guide

Region Guide

Our region guide offers information on each town or village we recommend, along with practical information on local facilities, markets and restaurants. It also includes cruising times between all of these stops, information on locks, moorings and facilities that are specific to each region.

 

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Our expert sales team

For more information about locks, moorings and cruising advise, please visit our Camargue region page.

Make the most out of your next cruise with special offers from our local partners.

 

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Rent a boat without a license in Palavas-les-Flots

Book your vacation in the Camargue fromeither of our two bases in Saint-Gilles and Port Cassafières: 

 

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Customer reviews

Ian Davey

 Great service from start to finish on hand it you had a problem and boat ready on time and the boat was great easy to handle. Great holiday very relaxing lovely sites.

Angela Allibone

 …The Camargue is spellbinding. The scenery, the wildlife, the sunsets...my photos look professional, but that wasn't my skill, it was the beauty of the landscape. Wild white horses, kingfishers, egrets, herons, cormorants... Fish jumping out of the water to catch insects. Incredible!

John Marsh

 Great warm welcome. Could not have done more to help us. Very helpful staff. Nice town [St. Gilles] with all that you need.