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There's no better way to experience France's stunning scenery and historic towns than on a relaxing river cruise. These trips sail along the country's most beautiful rivers, giving you plenty of time to explore the sights and attractions of the best destinations like . Our top  France river cruises in 2024 are on comfortable European-style ships with panoramic windows, spacious staterooms with bathrooms that overlook the river, and spacious communal areas and dining rooms with dining options featuring local French cuisine and wine tastings. We also offer a range of activities such as biking excursions and village visits to give you an authentic immersion in this beautiful country. Adventure Life's France cruise specialists can help you design a personalized holiday that reflects your interests and preferences.

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Top 4 Seine River Cruises

Ship NameMax PassengersFromSummary
MS Amadante148$3999Launched in 2008, the MS Amadante is part of the newest, state-of-the-art fleet of river cruise vessels in Europe.
Scenic Gem126$14990Scenic Gem sails the beautiful Seine River. Enjoy private butler service, spacious suites, a wealth of dining options, including L'Amour fine dining …
Avalon Tapestry II128$3699The Avalon Tapestry II is a true haven on the river - two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living …
S.S. Joie de Vivre128$3899Travel aboard the luxurious 128-passenger S.S. Joie de Vivre, while cruising along the waterways of Seine River, and enjoy the ship's original …

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Cruising The Rivers and Waterways of France

From cosmopolitan Paris to the glamorous coastal French Riviera to the ancient and beautiful borderlands with Germany, the rivers and waterways of France wind through all corners of this country and offer excellent opportunities for classic European river cruises.
  • Seine River- Embark in Paris en route to the cliffs and beaches of Normandy. Along this historic cruise, you will pass through the quaint towns of Giverny, Les Andelys, Honfleur, Duclair and Jumièges, where you'll see the birthplace of impressionism along with royal châteaux. 
  • Rhine River - Cruise into the scenic heart of Europe from the French city of Strasbourg on the border with Germany. From here, your cruise will take you through a land of sweeping green valleys, castles, and traditional cuisine, passing through Germany, Switzerland, and Amsterdam.
  • Rhone & Saone Rivers - There's no better river for wine lovers to cruise than the Rhone, originating high in the Swiss Alps and eventually joining the Saone at Lyon to flow into the Mediterranean. On these relaxed-pace river cruises, the smells of lavender and savory flavors of wine highlight the itinerary.
  • Bordeaux - Get a taste of the old-fashioned way of life and sample some of France's best vintages cruising the Gironde, Dordogne, and Garonne Rivers from Bordeaux visiting PauillacMacon, Cadillac, Saint-Émilion and Libourne and Bourg. These are great cruises for active travelers hoping to hike and bike along the way!
  • Moselle River - The romantic Moselle river winds through forested landscapes that reveal castles, quaint villages and terraced hillsides as it makes its way from the Vosges mountains, through French wine country, along the border of Luxembourg and thorough Germany where it flows into the Rhine River at Koblenz.
  • French Mediterranean - Take a luxurious Mediterranean cruise along the sun-kissed and celebrity filled beaches of the coast and explore NiceCannes, or St Tropez where you can embark on an unforgettable cruise of the French Riviera, just like the rich and famous have done for centuries, since British monarchs came to these shores to escape the cold northern winters!
  • Corsica - Join us on a cruise to Corsica, a breathtaking island in the center of the Mediterranean between France and Italy that has a unique culture combing both French and Italian characteristics.

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