The four major rivers of France – the Seine (Rouen/Paris), the Saone/Rhone (Lyon/Avignon), Garonne/Gironde (Bordeaux), and the Rhine (Strasbourg/Basel) – make excellent cruise routes for some fabulous river ships. These immaculate vessels provide a sparkling vacation on board, with pristine en-suite cabins and spacious sun-decks perfectly arranged to make the most of the huge variety of glorious vistas gliding by, calling at all the major historic sites, fascinating cities and vineyards lining the route.
Four Five magnificent river cruise waterways, seventy-nine memorable cruises available on thirty-eight different riverboats visiting some wonderful towns and cities. All listed in this, the french-waterways.com river cruise Master Directory.
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