From Paris to Provence; Beaujolais to Burgundy; and Beaune to the beaches of Normandy, chart your very own tour de France on an Avalon river cruise, delivering culture, cuisine, and everything in-between. Survey ancient Roman ruins, sip legendary wines, and sample sumptuous cuisine while swooning over charming French countryside as you cruise along the Seine, Rhône, and Saône Rivers. Not only do France's magnificent rivers weave together the country’s most beautiful regions, but they also create a captivating course connecting Switzerland to the Mediterranean Sea.
Peruse the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées. Or simply spend time exploring the City of Light’s countless shops, cafes, and museums on your own.
A kaleidoscope of colours, aromas, and tastes await in charming Lyon – the gastronomic capital of France. Take a guided culinary walk with a local guide to discover the city’s maze of medieval alleyways, cafes, and monuments, as well as sample some of its local specialties.
Be astonished in the pretty Provençal town of Avignon, where the soaring, 14th-century Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes) shines as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Walk in the footsteps of heroes during a moving visit to Normandy’s WWII landing beaches. Join a guided tour to see the significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery.
Roman ruins, sunbaked stone homes, shady squares, and colourful Camarguais culture – the beautiful city of Arles never fails to make an impression. Be sure to visit the city’s Roman Amphitheatre, inspired by Rome’s famed Colosseum.
Explore the peaceful and charming town of Auvers-sur-Oise, situated on the northwestern outskirts of Paris. Gaze across the lush landscapes once painted by Vincent van Gogh, who lived, worked, and is buried here.