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Explore the heart of France's cultural treasures with Adventure Life's 45 carefully crafted tours for 2024. From the enchanting streets of Paris to the picturesque landscapes of Normandy and the charming villages of Corsica, each tour offers a unique perspective on the diverse beauty of France. Whether you're wandering through archaeological sites, biking along scenic paths, or enjoying small ship cruises to coastal gems, there's something for every cultural enthusiast. Delve into the historic cities, medieval castles, and world-renowned vineyards that define the essence of France. With activities ranging from village visits to wine tasting, each day is a new adventure waiting to be discovered. Prices start at $1,250 to $87,000 for an unforgettable journey through the heart of French culture. Contact us to start planning your immersive French cultural experience today.
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Visit beautiful Mont Saint Michel in France's Normandy region
$3,899
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Paris & Normandy

Paris Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Joie de Vivre
  • Visit the Château de La Roche-Guyon
  • Walk through the city of Rouen
  • Experience Honfleur by foot
  • Tour Paris with expert guides
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Normandy has been the setting for many battles over the centuries, including the D-Day invasion of WWII and the Normandy Beaches. You have a rare chance to visit several of its historic sites, including Omaha Beach. Experience a different side of Northern France’s history with a tour of the …
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Strasbourg Canal
$6,950
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European Classic Cruise - Alsace & Lorraine

7 Day Itinerary aboard Panache
  • Tour Strasbourg
  • Explore Route des Vins d'Alsace
  • Visit the Meteor Brewery
  • Tour Sarrebourg
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the land of storybook castles and picturesque villages of Alsace-Lorraine aboard the luxury hotel barge Panache on a wonderful 7-day trip to the eastern part of France. Tour the vineyards of Route des Vins d’Alsace for a private wine tasting and learn more about the region's art …
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Explore colorful Nice
$4,745
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Corsican Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV La Belle des Océans
  • Discover Corsica
  • Cruise the coast of Gulf of Porto
  • Visit Calanques de Piana
  • Explore the Balagne Region
Starts / Ends:
Nice / Nice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Enticed by its allure as a veritable paradise on earth, discover the wonders of Corsica's coastline and mountains. Discover the sea's kaleidoscope of blue and the high peaks' fresh alpine air during an eight-day voyage. Take a trip to the island's most popular spots, such as …
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Athos crossing beutiful landscapes
$5,690
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Classic Cruise - Canal du Midi

7 Day Itinerary aboard Athos
  • Tour the medieval city Carcassonne
  • Wine tasting at a local château
  • Visit Pezenas
  • Pass through the Fonserannes locks
  • Visit Narbonne
  • Cross the Orb canal bridge
  • Walking and cycling
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Join an exciting 7-day cruise on board the Athos ship. Enjoy the different places along the way while cruising the Canal Du Midi. Explore the history of the walls in Carcassonne and browse artisans shops in Pezenas filled with painters, hat makers and costume designers. You might choose to bird …
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Stop in Avignon on your cruise of the Rhône river.
$3,599
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Burgundy & Provence

Arles - Lyon - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Catherine
  • Enjoy a visit to ruins in Tarascon
  • Tour the Rue de Doux old city
  • Learn about silk weaving at Lyon
Starts / Ends:
Arles / Lyon
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an unforgettable cruise aboard the S.S. Catherine for 8 days, journey through Burgundy & Provence. Immerse yourself in the region's rich culture as you savor its renowned wine and cuisine. Wander through the historic streets of Arles, made famous by Van Gogh himself. Marvel at the …
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Pastries at Les Halles Market in Dijon, France
$8,550
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Southern Burgundy Cruise

7 Day Itinerary aboard Finesse
  • Tour of the historic city of Dijon
  • Visit Château de Germolles
  • Tour Château de Chamirey
  • Eat lunch at a Michelin restaurant
  • Tour of ancient Autun
  • Walk and bike to explore
  • Walk and bike to explore
Starts / Ends:
St-Julien-sur-Dheune / Saint Jean de Losne
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Treat yourself with a 7-day trip on the Finesse while cruising around Southern Burgundy. Relax while on the upper deck and take in the stunning scenery. Experience the history of Dijon and themagnificence of Notre-Dame. Visit14th-century Château de Germolles, the preserved residenceof the …
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Montbuoy
$8,550
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European Classic Cruise - Upper Loire & Western Burgundy

7 Day Itinerary aboard Renaissance
  • Visit Château de la Bussière
  • Cruise the aqueduct at River Loire
  • Visit Gien
  • Enjoy wine tasting
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the luxury hotel barge Renaissance and embark on a 7-day cruise through the rivers and canals of France. Cruise over Gustav Eiffel's famous aqueduct spanning the Loire River. Take some time to explore the beautiful village and canals of Montargis either on foot or bicycle. Take a …
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Panorama of Rouen at sunset
$3,699
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Paris to Normandy

8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Tapestry II
  • See the Astronomical Clock
  • Visit the gothic Rouen Cathedral
  • Stroll through the heart of Paris
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 8-day French river cruise aboard the Avalon Tapestry II, you’ll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery along the Seine River, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure would not be complete without some time in Paris—one of the world’s most …
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Canal du Midi in France
$5,690
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Canal Du Midi Voyage - Le Somail to Marseillan

7 Day Itinerary aboard Anjodi
  • Visit the historic Pezenas
  • Explore Narbonne
  • Cruise through history at Malpas
  • Tour medieval Carcassonne
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Enjoy a spectacular 7-day cruise touring along Canal Du Midi and discover its beauty with your very own eyes. This classic cruise will start with a casual introduction of the journey and chilled champagne. Get a glimpse of history as you visit the most complete medieval fortified city, the …
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Historic town of Auxurre and Yonne River in Burgundy
$5,690
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Burgundy Cruise

7 Day Itinerary aboard L'Art de Vivre
  • Explore Auxerre and the cathedral
  • Wine tasting of Chablis
  • Tour Noyers-sur-Serein
  • Visit town of Vezelay
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Join the exciting 7-day cruising adventure aboard the L’Art de Vivre and be blown away by the delectable food, stunning structures and breathtaking views all over Burgundy.Explore Auxerre by wandering through the streets to view theluxurious Renaissance houses and the magnificent cathedral …
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Explore the historic cities and towns of the Bordeaux region
$3,299
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Brilliant Bordeaux

Bordeaux Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Bon Voyage
  • Sail along three stunning rivers
  • Drive from Blaye to Bourg
  • Join a Bordeaux walking tour
Starts / Ends:
Bordeaux / Bordeaux
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a scenic drive from Blaye to Bourg along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie and marvel at the sights of Blaye Fortress and Lansac Windmill along the way. Slow things down in Libourne and on your return to Bordeaux with multiple wine tastings, village tours, a farmers’ market visit, …
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Vineyards of France
$7,550
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Canal Du Midi Voyage- Sallèles d’Aude to Trèbes

7 Day Itinerary aboard Enchanté
  • Tour wineries and taste fine wine
  • Tour Narbonne's palace and market
  • Visit an olive oil press
  • Visit beautiful Lagrasse
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Join an exciting 7-day cruise aboard Enchanté while cruising along Canal Du Midi where you can explore, discover, relax and be amazed on the spectacular views all throughout the tour. Partake in a wine tour and tasting offine Minervois wines. Visit Narbonne and visit the Archbishop's …
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La Belle Epoque sailing through and european landscape
$6,450
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Historical Burgundy Cruise

7 Day Itinerary aboard La Belle Epoque
  • Visit the Abbaye de Fontenay
  • Private wine tasting of Chablis
  • Tour Flavigny sur Ozerain
  • Visit the battle site of Alesia
  • Visit to battle site of Alesia
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Towpath for walking and cycling
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience an unforgettable trip on a 7-day cruise aboard La Belle Epoque. Explore the medievalNoyers-sur-Serein where you can enjoy the local foods, colors,and delights of the French market. Visit beautiful villagesin Burgundy while walking or biking along the towpath, if you so wish, or just …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$1,195
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Christmas on the Romantic Rhine

4 Day Itinerary aboard MS Leonard De Vinci
  • Christmas Markets in Strasbourg
  • Tour museums in Rüdesheim
  • Discover the history of Mainz
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the MS Leonard De Vinci to join the 4-day cruise along the romantic Rhine Valley this Christmas and discover the famous Christmas market of Strasbourg, one of the biggest in Europe. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the end-of-year celebrations! You can also attend the famous …
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Wander through Paris' historic Montmartre district
$2,999
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Paris & the Heart of Normandy

Paris-Rouen-Paris - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Visit the Château de La Roche-Guyon
  • Walk through the city of Rouen
  • Explore Giverny and Claude Monet
  • Tour Paris with expert guides
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Dock in the heart of Paris, admiring views of the iconic Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty’s smaller French twin from your ship. Experience history firsthand at the Normandy beaches and delight in Rouen’s Gothic architecture. Explore Giverny and Claude Monet’s charming house …
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$3,499
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Castles along the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Tour the Kaysersberg village
  • Wander through historic Strasbourg
  • Enjoy wine tasting at Boppard
  • Visit the Marksburg Castle
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the legendary Rhine on a cruise aboard the S.S. Antoinette. Each bend of the river reveals the spires of historic churches and castles, while vines climb the beautiful hills. Marksburg Castle is one of the few castles on the Rhine that has never been …
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Relax by the sea in sunny Nice
$6,499
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Treasures of France & Spain

Nice - Palma de Mallorca - 8 Day Itinerary aboard World Traveller
  • Explore Basilique Notre-Dame
  • Experience Saint-Raphael's landscap
  • Explore Antoni Gaudi's architecture
  • Visit Nice's beaches and Old Port
Starts / Ends:
Nice / Palma de Mallorca
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an unforgettable 8-day Mediterranean cruise. Enjoy scenic strolls along the Promenade des Anglais and explore colorful markets in Vieux Nice, where pebbled coastlines meet lush hills.Sail to Saint-Raphaël for Mediterranean beaches and a glimpse into history at Basilique Notre-Dame de …
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Enchante Sundeck and Spa Pool
$56,500
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Private Charter - Canal Du Midi Voyage - Salleles d'Aude to Trebes Aboard Enchante

7 Day Itinerary aboard Enchanté
  • Visit beautiful Lagrasse
  • Visit an olive oil press
  • Tour wineries and taste fine wine
  • Tour Narbonne's palace and market
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on Enchante for a 7-day private cruise through Southern France's Canal du Midi. Discover the region of Languedoc-Roussillon's rich history, medieval villages, and world-famous wine. Explore the stunning views from the hilltop village of Minerve, which features a Cathar fortress …
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