Take a delightful river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. You’ll have plenty of time to explore this historical city further and be sure to sample Beaujolais, the famous wine of the region. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, you’ll find the city of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Continue your river cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre, which hosts plays and concerts to this day.
Disembark your ship in Port-Saint-Louis and continue your Avalon YourWay river cruise holiday with two nights each in Aix-en-Provence and Nice after your cruise. In both cities, enjoy buffet breakfast daily, assistance from your personal Monograms Local Host®, guided sightseeing, destination guide with city map, and transfers to or from ship, hotel, and train stations. Visit the Cathedral of the Holy Savior, known for its mix of architectural styles.
Depart Aix-en-Provence via high-speed train to spend two nights in Nice. Explore the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, perhaps take an excursion to Monaco, St. Tropez, or Cannes—known for its famous film festival.