|Board the barge at Tain l'Hermitage or Tournon and get to know your crew over a champagne reception.
Enjoy a wine-tasting at Mr Ferraton's winery only steps away. Later, dine on superb cuisine accompanied by France's finest wines.
|Cruise to Viviers while watching the beautiful Rhône Valley glide by. Enjoy a guided walk of this charming medieval town in the mid-afternoon.
Return to the barge and play the traditional Provençal game pétanque.
|Enjoy a scenic drive to Nyons, a Provençal village with a lavender distillery and 18th-century olive mill. Have lunch at pretty Grignan.
Visit a truffle farm to learn about and taste this world-renowned delicacy. Then cruise south to Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts. Pass through the Bollène lock, with its dramatic 23-metre drop.
|Today visit the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where you'll enjoy a session of wine tasting.
Lunch is served on board as you cruise to Avignon, past the famous bridge Pont Saint-Bénezet. Moor opposite the gates to city then visit the spectacular Roman Pont du Gard aqueduct.
|Tour Avignon, which was home to the Popes of Avignon in the 1300s. Enjoy a walk around the walled city, as well as the Palace of the Popes. Take time to peruse the shops or sample French café culture.
Lunch is served back on Belmond Napoléon as you cruise to Arles. Explore the village of Les Baux before dining on board.
|Tour Arles, home of Van Gogh from 1888 to 1889. Enjoy lunch as you cruise back to Avignon.
Disembark to visit Saint-Rémy, birthplace of Nostradamus and also home to Van Gogh. On thereturn journey, take part in an olive-oil tasting in an 18th-century Provencal bastide.
In the evening have a magnificent farewell gala dinner and trade stories with your fellow travellers.
|Awake to your final breakfast aboard before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.|