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French river cruises

Discover fine wines, culture and medieval heritage on a cruise of the French Waterways

Two things you can expect while cruising through France are good food and fine wine.

Setting off on a cruise on the French waterways offers the opportunity to explore several destinations in one trip. It is a pleasant coincidence that the Rhone and the Saone meet in Lyon, the country’s gastronomic capital.

With voyages covering places such as Bordeaux, Provence, the Loire and Normandy, many choose to enjoy voyages here so that they can soak up the unique and vivid culture on offer in each destination.

French Waterways

The most famous French waterway is the Seine, a slow-flowing river that is 486 miles long. The Seine rises at Dijon near the Swiss Alps before flowing through Paris and finally into the English Channel.

River cruises in France allow you to float leisurely along the Seine and the lesser-known Oise, revealing a host of captivating French landscapes, historic chateaux and riverside towns.

A trip through the waterways of Paris at night is nothing short of magical and heading off on a French river cruise will give you the chance to discover for yourself why these waters inspired the famed French impressionists.

French River Cruises with Saga

From World War 1 commemorative cruises, to lazy cruises in glorious Provence, we have diverse range of holidays to suit an array of interests and abilities. For cruises of 11 nights or more, we include our VIP door-to-door travel service.

Start your river cruise in style with our included VIP travel service

Our popular VIP door-to-door travel service is the perfect way to get your river cruise off to a great start, and it's included on 2020 river cruises, plus 2019 river cruises of 11 nights or longer.