France’s colourful south and magical north

It’s easy to get excited when you hear names such as Burgundy, Provence and the Camargue. The Rhône and Saône take you right into the picturesque landscapes of the south of France, revealing ancient cities such as Lyon, Arles and Avignon, as well as natural scenery flooded with light. Wild horses and flamingos will put a smile on your face in the Camargue. In the sunny climate of this countryside, where Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône ripen, you’ll feel the laissez-faire of the French way of life. Whether it’s Edith Piaf, Claude Monet or Picasso – they have all been inspired by the magic of northern France.

Departure Dates

2020 - MS Bijou Du Rhone
14 October

14 April
26 May
21 July
08, 15 September
13 October

Picturesque Provence & Ardeche

Lyon - Chalon - Arles - Lyon (8 days)

In this cruise you will explore the colourful countryside in the south of France and the beauty of its historical cities, including the famous Ardèche Gorge before continuing into Provence and the Camargue, where the incomparable atmosphere inspired van Gogh. From Lyon, the cruise heads north on the Saône to Chalon-sur-Saône, with an excursion option to Burgundy, and then on the Rhône towards the Mediterranean Sea. Learn why the Romans felt so at home in Mâcon and Arles, then see the great buildings of Avignon, such as the papal palace.

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