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Explore the top-rated France small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Bonifacio, Strasbourg, Cannes, Nice, and Calvi, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of France small ship cruises start at $1,470 for a trip of 5 to 29 days in 2023. Tell us about your dream France small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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The city of Bonifacio is built on stunning seaside cliffs along the riviera
$6,055
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Early Summer Mediterranean Style

Civitavecchia to Genoa - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Admire Mediterranean beauty
  • Discover elegant Portofino
  • Journey to diverse Elba
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Genoa
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Sea Cloud II on a fantastic cruise along the Italian Riviera. Admire imposing cliffs, white sandy beaches, avenues of cypresses, vineyards and olive groves, traditional villages, and elegant beach resorts which make the place of Napoleon's exile somewhere you would in fact like to be …
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The sunny coast of Sardinia
$1,890
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Ligurian Sea

Cannes Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Tour a vineyard in Portoferraio
  • Visit Monaco, full of allure
  • Discover medieval Alghero
  • View Corsica's landscapes
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the luxury tall ship Star Clipper on this special cruise which showcases the history, culture, and art of the western Mediterranean. Start in Cannes with its powdery golden sand and shallow crystal-clear blue water which deepens gradually. Admire the ancient citadel town of Bonifacio,perched …
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Naples at Sunset, Italy
$16,950
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Corsica & Sardinia

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Discover Cagliari
  • Visit Nuraghe Losa
  • Enjoy the medieval city of Alghero
  • Admire Bonifacio's unique views
Starts / Ends:
Naples / Naples
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-night voyage is dedicated to the exploration of two fiercely independent islands–Sardinia and Corsica. These islands share many historic elements through millennia of empires and civilizations, but still, maintain their identities and independent attitudes from their governing nations …
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The clifftop town of Bonifacio, Corsica
$1,890
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Cannes to Rome

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Explore Napoleon's birthplace
  • Sail into Bonifacio's harbor
  • Visit Monaco, full of allure
  • Discover Corsica's landscapes
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on your 8-day journey from Cannes to Rome. From Cannes, sail to Monaco where you can experience true luxury.Spend time exploring the cliffs ofBonifacio and the beaches in East Corsica. Enjoy the mountainous landscape and tour Napoleon's birthplace of Ajaccio. Set sail for Portoferraio in …
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Relax by the sea near colorful Nice
$4,275
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French & Italian Rivieras with Corsica

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Visit Bonifacio and Calvi, Corsica
  • Explore Porto Ercole's architecture
  • Relax on the shores of Portoferraio
  • Explore France's Côte d'Azur
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Nice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Emerald Azzura to start your 8-day adventure in Rome's port of Civitavecchia before cruising north to Port Ercole which is perched on the coast of Tuscany, and on to the towns of Bonifacio and Calvi on the northern tip of Corsica. Including stops along the Italian and French rivieras …
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The city of Bonifacio is built on stunning seaside cliffs along the riviera
$2,040
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Voiles de Saint Tropez

8 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Enjoy a vineyard in Portoferraio
  • Relax on Palombaggia beach
  • Discover medieval Alghero
  • Observe the regatta at St. Tropez
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the luxury tall ship Royal Clipper on this special cruise which showcases the history, culture, and art of the western Mediterranean. Start in Cannes with its powdery golden sand and shallow crystal-clear blue water which deepens gradually. Admire the ancient citadel town of Bonifacio,perched …
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Naples at Sunset, Italy
$5,165
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Mediterranean: Naples to Monte Carlo

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Enjoy views of Naples
  • Discover picturesque Sorrento
  • Admire Salvi
  • Explore great cities
Starts / Ends:
Naples / St Tropez
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Huge fortresses, dignified churches, and monasteries, splendid squares and palaces, imposing cliffs, white sandy beaches, olive groves, traditional villages, and a maze of winding streets - this spectacular journey has it all! Discover Livorno, itself a child of the Renaissance, and the gateway to …
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Sunrise on the cliffs
$1,890
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Corsica & French Riviera

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Get a taste of local music & arts
  • Visit the charming Portofino
  • Discover Corsica's landscapes
  • Explore world-famous St. Tropez
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the most beautiful coastal towns, beaches, creeks, and celebrity villas of the French Riviera on this 8-day round-trip sailing cruise from Cannes. Enjoy a tour ofPortofino, a fishing village on the Italian Riveria coastline.Visit the coasts of L'ile Rousse and Calvi in Corsica. Enjoy …
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Get to know vibrant Barcelona
$1,890
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Barcelona to Cannes

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Visit Barcelona
  • Explore Bonifacio
  • Discover Balearic Islands
  • Enjoy Palais du Prince
Starts / Ends:
Barcelona / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore breathtaking places from Barcelona, Spain, to Cannes, France, during an 8-day voyage on the Star Clipper. Embarking from the second-largest city of Spain to the Glittering Cannes of France. Enjoy the stunning views of the island of Corsica from the old fortress town of Bonifacio, built on …
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St Tropez, France
$1,890
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Rome to Cannes

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Tour a vineyard in Portoferraio
  • Explore Napoleon's birthplace
  • Discover Stintino's beaches
  • Observe the regatta at St. Tropez
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the luxury tall ship Star Clipper on this special cruise which showcases the history, culture, and art of the western Mediterranean. Start in Civitavecchia, the port city of Rome, then sail to Portoferraio. Admire the ancient citadel town of Bonifacio,perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable …
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Charming port cities line the coves of the French Riviera
$2,040
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Corsica & French Riviera

Cannes to Cannes - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • View a taste of local music & arts
  • Visit the village Portofino
  • Discover Corsica's landscapes
  • Explore world-famous St. Tropez
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the most beautiful coastal towns, beaches, creeks, and celebrity villas of the French Riviera on this 8-day round-trip sailing cruise from Cannes. ExploreArone, one of the most beautiful beaches in Corsica. Surrounded by pink rocks, this long, soft, golden sandy beach offers plenty of …
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The clifftop town of Bonifacio, Corsica
$6,340
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Southern France and the Italian Riviera by Sea – with Smithsonian Journeys

Barcelona - Civitavecchia - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Visit Cinque Terre, a UNESCO Site
  • Tour Avignon's Palace of the Popes
  • Spend time in Portofino resort town
  • Enjoy Pisa's Leaning Tower
Starts / Ends:
Barcelona / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience this 9-day exploration cruise along the French and Italian Riveras with Smithsonian Journeys. Discover the history and culture of the Mediterranean Sea's northern coastlines. Your voyage begins in Barcelona and continues to Sete, where your exploration of southern France begins. …
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Famous view of Lyon, France
$6,195
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Spectacular South of France

11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Sapphire
  • Tour St. Rémy & St. Paul de Mausole
  • Enjoy a concert at Palais des Papes
  • Explore Château de Cormatin
  • Explore Lyon
Starts / Ends:
Lyon / Lyon
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 11-day cruise through Lyon. Visit the estate of Château Meursault and taste some of its acclaimed wines, join a guided walk of Tain l’Hermitage or enjoy a hike to Heritage Hill. Take a tour of the city of Avignon to explore the Popes’ Palace and the famed St. …
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Jardins de Luxembourg, Paris
$5,699
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Impressions of the Seine & Paris

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amadante
  • Explore onet’s gardens in Giverny
  • Discover Château d’Ambleville
  • Visit Château de Harcourt Arboretum
  • Enjoy Normandy’s beaches
Starts / Ends:
Paris' Seine River / Paris
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be treated to some of France’s most idyllic towns, including Lyons-la-Forêt, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France; the seaside resort town of Honfleur, a favorite among the Impressionists; and Le Bec-Hellouin, a village with an exceptionally profound religious past …
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Explore colorful Nice
$4,434
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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:
Relaxed
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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Pristine towns line the canals of France
$3,704
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Charming Provence: a barge cruise in Southern France

Arles to Sète - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Anne-Marie
  • Visit the city of Aigues-Mortes
  • Join an excursion to the Camargue
  • Explore the Étang De Thau museum
  • Enjoy Mont Saint-Clair's view
Activities:
Barge Cruising, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In this 7-day cruise, aboard the Anne-Marie, navigate along the Rhône River and the Rhône à Sète Canal. Begin your journey with a tour of Arles, its cultural centers and Roman ruins. Then travel inland to find about olive oil production in Provence. Continue cruising and …
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Relax with a stunning view of Lisbon
$5,900
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Fortified cities of the Atlantic and the Iberian Peninsula

Honfleur - Lisbon - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Come across the Merchers caves
  • Discover Leixoes, a UNESCO site
  • Explore the Atlantic coastlines
  • Visit the Belle-Île-en-Mer
Starts / Ends:
Honfleur / Lisbon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 12-day voyage from Honfleur to Lisbon onboard Le Champlain, take in the breathtaking views of the French, Spanish, and Portuguese Atlantic coastlines. Your voyage begins in Cherbourg, the city with the largest artificial port in Europe. Your next destination is Saint-Malo, renowned for the …
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Sail past charming European cities as you sail through France
$2,661
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The Loire Valley, a Royal Legacy

6 Day Itinerary aboard MS Loire Princesse
  • Discover Nantes
  • Experience the Muscadet Wine Route
  • Explore the city of Angers
  • Enjoy the Loire's beautiful sites
Starts / Ends:
Nantes / Angers
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a rich palette of colors in the magnificent landscapes around the Loire River. Explore thisregion committed to the legacy of its heritage and united by the royal river. Full ofcastles and unique heritage sites, this voyage gives you the chance to get areal journey through time. VisitThe …
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