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French river cruises

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

Discover fine wines, culture and medieval heritage on one of our river cruises in France in 2020.

Two things you can expect while on board one of our best French river cruises are good food and fine wine.

Setting off on our French river cruises 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.

French river cruises 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 a diverse range of the best French river cruises to suit an array of interests and abilities. For cruises of 11 nights or more, we include our VIP door-to-door travel service.

VIP travel service included on all river cruises

Our popular VIP door-to-door travel service is the perfect way to get your trip on one of our Saga river cruise ships off to a great start, and it's included on all our river cruises. As one of the top European river cruise companies, we're here to make your holiday memories last a lifetime.