Renowned for its inspiration to worldwide cuisine, art, culture, history and fashion, France is home to some of Europe’s most glorious rivers and some of the best architectural treasures in Europe. It is one of the most diverse countries in Europe, with landscapes ranging from forests and woodlands which cover nearly a quarter of the country, to stunning beaches along the coastline and mountains in the south and east. It is also home to a number of rivers including the Saône & Rhône, the Seine, the Garonne and Dordogne, and the picturesque River Loire.
The regions of Burgundy and Provence are served by two rivers, the Saone & Rhone, which provide glorious scenery as well as a wealth of historical architecture; from the beautifully preserved Roman amphitheatre of Arles to Avignon’s imposing Palace des Papes. Lyon is the capital of Burgundy and renowned for some of the world’s greatest wine producing areas, including Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Crozes-Hermitage. To make the most of this area hop on board this French river cruise.