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10 nights - 26 September - 6 October 2018



The Ryder Cup, one of on few sporting events on a global scale, is THE top event for golfing enthusiasts. It brings together the best players from the American and European continents. The 2018 Ryder Cup will take place at the Golf National de Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, a unique course with a spectacular natural landscape.  FRANCE AT LEISURE has designed different option to suit individual travellers or small groups of friends. There are a limited number of packages offered so do not leave it too late.   
A bientôt
Christian Blondeau

PACKAGE OPTIONS - staying in Paris in the following 3, 4 and 5* Hotels

Timhotel Place d’Italie 3* - $  9,400           
Pullman Tour Eiffel 4* - $10,125
Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe 5* - $10,670
Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe 5* - $11,585
Hotel Bel Ami 5* - $11,754   

We do have many other hotel options as part of the packages. Price will be adjusted accordingly.
Prices indicated are in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy for a minimum of 16 people for the cruise.



  • 4-day standard admission, Thursday, 27 to Sunday, 30 September 2018 inclusive;
  • Return transfers from hotel to golf, Thursday, 27 to Sunday, 30 September 2018 inclusive;
  • Ryder Cup Gift and Celebration Evening
  • 4 or 5 night in Paris + 5 or 6 nights on board of the Phenicien Barge in twin share room or cabin.
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1st Class train Paris to Avignon
  • On the cruise all meals and beverages
  • 3 golf games as per itinerary – possibility of adding 2 more games – minimum number applies
  • Daily excursions and visits as per itinerary.
  • Services of our local Golf Holidays partners 


Sunday - Transfer from a defined picking point to Le Phénicien which is moored in Aigues-Mortes. It is time for a free visit of this 14th century walled city rising from a flat landscape from which St Louis set sail on his Holly Crusades. Our first dinner on board gives an indication of the high standard of cuisine that will be served during the cruise and the accompanying wines have been specially chosen from top-notch local vineyards.

Monday - This morning we sail down to the Camargue as we head east on the Canal du Rhône à Sète that links the Petit Rhône with the étangs, those inland seas that nudge the Med to the south of Montpellier. We moor in Gallician, a quiet and typical village. What would you say about a nice trip in the deep heart of the wild Camargue? This afternoon: Golf de La Grande Motte, 18 holes, PAR 72, 6161 m. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior, this famous golf course meanders through The Camargue landscapes. Black bulls and pink flamingoes are not far. Click here

Tuesday - The most impressive navigation is for today! We cruise the canal, the petit Rhône and the Rhône river to reach the Roman city of Arles, the open-air museum of Provence.  Our guided visit in Arles this afternoon will delve deep into antiquity and, at the same time, unravel the joys and despair of Van Gogh who painted 300 canvases during his year here in 1888.

Wednesday - And so on the Rhône river, we pass trough the huge 36 feet high lock of Beaucaire, and we reach Aramon, a quiet and charming little port where it is good to rest, have a bike ride or play the pétanque under the trees.
Golf de Manville. Top ranking French golf and the unique experience of playing golf within Cezanne’s favorite landscapes.  Click here

Thursday - After about 3 hours of cruise, we dock in Villeneuve lès Avignon this morning. 30 minutes away from this old residential city of the Popes, the gigantic Roman aqueduct “Le Pont du Gard”, its recently made-up site and its modern museum are waiting for you. After this intriguing guided visit we get back to the barge where we will spend the night.

Friday - This morning we play at the Golf Grand Avignon, 18 holes, PAR 72, 6046 m. Charming and quiet golf with bunkers and lakes. Uncommon covered practice area over water. Click here After your round of golf, we will join the Papal city of Avignon for a free visit. Farewell dinner and overnight in Avignon!

Saturday - After breakfast, morning departure to the defined

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