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

11 Days Paris to Cote d'Azur
Operated By: Avalon
From
$5,162
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$709
16 or 15 Days Cote d'Azur to Paris or Port St Louis to Paris
Operated By: Avalon
From
$7,021
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$2,601
8 Days Paris to Paris
Operated By: Avalon
From
$2,795
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$1,577
16 or 15 Days Amsterdam to Cote d'Azur or Amsterdam to Port St Louis
Operated By: Avalon
From
$6,466
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$2,598
16 or 15 Days Cote d'Azur to Amsterdam or Port St Louis to Amsterdam
Operated By: Avalon
From
$5,376
Save
$2,789
15 Days Amsterdam to Nice
Operated By: APT
From
$10,687
Save
$412
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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


“River cruise in France - treated like royalty!”
Tanya - NSW, Australia Oct 2018
What a way to see the highlights of the French countryside! Pampered by the crew who attend to your every need. Relaxing in style, whether it be your room, the lounge or the dining room. The food was delicious! The tours were fantastic and went very smoothly as everything was so well organised! Highlights were Versailles, the French countryside and of course the Eiffel Tower. Would highly recommend this river cruise.

“Golden Wedding Anniversary cruise”
Marg & Rob - NSW, Australia Oct 2018
Four years ago we sailed with Viking on the Budapest to Amsterdam cruise and loved it so it was a no brainer for us to choose Viking again for this special cruise, France's Finest, to celebrate our Anniversary. It didn't disappoint! Viking thinks of everything and their guests are looked after from beginning to end. All the tour guides are amazingly knowledgeable and provide a wonderful commentary on the various stops along the way whether they are little hamlets or big cities, as well as including ...read more

“Avalon Paris to Normandy”
Robyn - NSW, Australia Sep 2018
Absolutely wonderful cruise. Our first cruise and it certainly lived up to our expectations. Great food, really good cabin size and superb bed. The tours were full of history and the guides were first class and local.

“Highly recommend this tour”
Linda - WA, Australia Aug 2018
Fantastic not a single negative thing to say! Amazing tour guides very knowledgeable and amazing food and cruise staff. Astrid the hotel manager was lovely. Bar Staff couldn’t do enough. It was very moving at Utah and Omaha beaches and Honfleur was so pretty!