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French Waterways

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

Setting off on a French river cruise offers the opportunity to explore several destinations in one trip. It is a pleasant coincidence that the Rhone and 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.

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.

VIP travel service included on river cruises of 11 nights or more

Our popular VIP door-to-door travel service is the perfect way to get your river cruise off to a great start, and we’ve now included it on all river cruises of 11 nights or more.