River cruises in France

Barge river cruise France

Making a river cruise in France can be one of the most romantic trips you will ever experience, whether it is with friends and family, your loved one or even solo.  A leisurely float down a canal on a luxury barge, where the whole crew is there to cater to your comfort.

River cruises down the Rhône, the Seine, the Garonne and the river Cher, which promise unparalleled splendor as you take in the scenic beauty and learn about the history of the area. You will be immersed in the traditions of the French as you visit various celebrated locations along the way.

All of this with very good eating and drinking, your own private chef will make the experience extra special.


Historic places near the rivers with tours

France was practically built around its rivers. Your river cruise on a beautiful barge will take you down some of France’s most important rivers. Passing some of the most historic places, where you can take a tour and learn about France’s rich history.


The Seine River

Giverny & Vernon – A local guide will take you on a tour through the provincial town of Vernon, where you will see the Maison du Temps Jadis and the 11th century Church of Notre Dame. Stroll through beautiful gardens, past picturesque stone houses, and to the residence of Claude Monet.

Normandy – Tour this historic area, with such iconic World War II landmarks as Omaha beach, the Arromanches Debarkment D-Day Museum and American Military Cemetery.

Paris – the City of Light promises romance unfiltered. Your tour will include the most iconic landmarks, such as the École Militaire, the Latin Quarter, the Orsay Museum, Notre Dame, not to mention the Eiffel Tower.


The Garonne River

Bordeaux – this beautiful town is widely known as “Little Paris,” full of gorgeous boulevards, green gardens and parks, and stunning churches. The town’s graceful port along the Garonne River is a UNESCO site. Take a guided walk through her streets during dusk, when the architecture comes alive during this perfect hour of lighting magic.


The River Cher

Loire Valley – The Cher has carried cargo and passengers for over 2,000 years. A barge river cruise down this river is one to never forget. This valley is where the aristocracy have held court with their ornate castles and palaces over the centuries, and today, little has changed in the scenery. It is as rich in beauty as it is in legend. Meander down the centuries-old narrow streets in the villages, and talk to local cheesemakers.


The Rhone River

Lyon – Tour this UNESCO World Heritage site, from the amazing views at the top of Fourvière Hills to the Bacilica of Notre Dame to a walking tour through the quaint cobblestone streets Old Town Lyon.