Opportunities abound on this French river cruise holiday to experience the best of France. A Master of Wine will accompany you on your French river cruise with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way.
Your adventure begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, before boarding a high-speed train to Dijon. You’ll transfer to fascinating Beaune for a visit of Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your Avalon Suite Ship® in quaint St. Jean de Losne and cruise to Mâcon for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar. Sail lovely Seurre and, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon. Take a culinary walk and enjoy a tour to Beaujolais in the famous wine region. Enjoy a guided walk in Tournon with a wine-and-chocolate tasting or a walk in the vineyards. Visit charming Viviers, and Avignon, where you can take a guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape. Continue to Arles, then sail into the peaceful Camargue area to Port-Saint-Louis.
Disembark your cruise ship in Port-Saint-Louis and transfer to Aix en Provence to begin your Monograms holiday. With two overnights, enjoy guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour, known for its mix of architectural styles. Spend free time or take a tour following in the footsteps of Cézanne in the artist’s hometown.
Travel to Nice for two nights along the French Riviera. Here, you’ll walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, perhaps take an excursion to Monaco or Cannes—known for its famous film festival. In both cities, we provide the services of Monograms Local Hosts—a “friend in the city” to answer questions, share inside information, and help arrange your activities and excursions.