France River Cruises

Embark on a river cruise along the Seine, Rhône and Bordeaux regions of France. Delight in fresh produce and French cuisine and enjoy a glass of local wine on the deck or amidst the neat rows of vines. Glide past the lavender fields of Provence, visit historic sites including the Landing Beaches of Normandy, and take in Paris from the water on a river cruise of France.

Top Selling River Cruises in France

16 or 15 Days Cote d'Azur to Paris or Port St Louis to Paris
Operated By: Avalon
From
$6,233
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$2,574
8 Days Paris to Paris
Operated By: Avalon
From
$2,795
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$1,680
16 or 15 Days Amsterdam to Cote d'Azur or Amsterdam to Port St Louis
Operated By: Avalon
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$6,706
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$2,350
16 or 15 Days Cote d'Azur to Amsterdam or Port St Louis to Amsterdam
Operated By: Avalon
From
$5,616
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$2,549
27 Days Lisbon to Paris
Operated By: APT
From
$19,342
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$748
16 Days Paris to Marseille
Operated By: Avalon
From
$7,649
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$2,333
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Must do's to experience onboard your France river cruise

Monet’s Gardens at Giverny
Monet’s Gardens at Giverny
Claude Monet’s artworks leap off the canvas here, where you can wander the gardens that inspired some of his masterpieces. A truly beautiful experience.
Normandy’s Landing Beaches
Normandy’s Landing Beaches
Take a moving excursion to the WWII landing beaches where you can learn about the region’s sombre past and pay your respects at the war cemeteries.
Palais des Papes, Avignon
Palais des Papes, Avignon
Europe’s largest Gothic palace and once the pope’s residence, this sprawling monument is impressive in its grandeur, history, architecture and artistic frescoes.
The City of Light
The City of Light
Explore Paris by night, when it is illuminated by the warm glow of ornate street lamps. See the Champs-Élysées lit up in all its glory and watch as the city lights dance along the streets.
The French Art of Gastronomy
The French Art of Gastronomy
Join a chef at the Bordeaux markets to handpick produce that you’ll transform into delicious French fare under expert guidance. Pair it with some local wine and violà, a meal to remember. Bon appétit!

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France River Cruise Brochures

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Recent France River Cruise Reviews

What our clients are saying about their river cruises through France


“Excellent cruise with good service”
Andrew - WA, Australia Jul 2019
Generally an excellent cruise with good service and very good guides on shore excursions. The only event which we thought overrated was the dinner at Princess Heide's castle - the cooking of the food (chicken) was very ordinary compared with that served on the ship .

“22 days from Paris to Porto with Scenic”
Pauline & Colin - ACT, Australia Jun 2019
Firstly, I have nothing but praise for Jemma Rosen and Global Journeys in how our trip was organised. Jemma was always helpful, efficient and considerate in replying to any queries we had. This trip included two river cruises, the first in Bordeaux and the second on the Douro River in Portugal. Compared to other river cruises we have done, the Bordeaux trip was a little disappointing - the scenery is not as picturesque and the rivers are very muddy. The cabin on Scenic Diamond was very cramped ...read more

“Wonderful cruise through Provence and Burgundy!”
Denise & Peter - QLD, Australia Jun 2019
I have booked with Global Journeys before and I highly commend Georgie for her professionalism in assisting me to plan our Avalon Waterways Cruise and flights. Our trip was faultless with all flights, connections, transfers and meeting points working out perfectly. The Avalon cruise met our expectations and more. Our cruise host Gayle was warm and welcoming and carried out her role with fantastic organisational skill. Our cabin was spacious and comfortable with the wide sliding windows affording ...read more

“Enjoyabe cruises on Rhone & Rhine Rivers”
Wendy & Edwin - VIC, Australia Jun 2019
Avalon Waterways run great river cruises. The Rhone River cruise was great. Poetry II ship is a lovely vessel, our suite was very comfortable, staff were really good. Excursions on shore were well organised. Food was prepared well, we enjoyed the panorama lounge to have lunches and dinners to watch the river go by. The Rhine River cruise was good. Expression ship a bit larger and slightly less performance of crew and staff. Great scenery on both cruises. Would recommend Avalon for any cruising ...read more