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France River Cruises - Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways’ river cruises through France sail along the Seine, Saone and/or Rhone Rivers for a memorable journey through one of Europe’s most scenic countries. You’ll tour France’s finest cities and towns, including Paris, Avignon, Arles, Conflans, Giverny, Lyon, Rouen, Vienne, Viviers and more.
The Rhone River flows through the French countryside and passes through famous French vineyards and orchards of the fertile Rhone Valley. On a Rhone River cruise with Avalon Waterways you could tour Arles, probably most famous as the temporary home of Vincent Van Gogh. He used the town as inspiration for nearly 200 paintings during one of his most creative periods. With Avalon Waterways, you can also explore Avignon, Vienne, Viviers and Lyon for a firsthand history lesson through France.
The Seine River splits Paris into the Left and Right Bank and cruises along her picturesque bends give a comprehensive view of city life in Paris, along with country life outside the glamorous city. Avalon Waterways has designed Seine River itineraries that provide guests with plenty of time in the City of Light with the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and more. You’ll also explore towns like Giverny, where Monet painted his water lilies, and Conflans.
The Saone River – which winds its way through cities like Chalon-sur-Saone, Tournus, Macon and Lyon – brings Avalon Waterways’ guests through France’s renowned Burgundy wine region. The length of the river is dotted with precious vineyards, quaint villages and towering castles. Continue below for a preview of the experiences available on a France river cruise with Avalon Waterways along the Rhone, Seine or Saone Rivers: