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France River Cruises

The rivers of France deliver you to some of the world’s most celebrated places: majestic Bordeaux and gastronomic Lyon, historic Normandy and picturesque Provence, and of course elegant Paris. No matter the waterway, the Rhône River or the Seine River, the Dordogne or the Gironde, a France river cruise with Viking will immerse you in a culture rich in wine, art, food and tradition. Explore via its graceful waterways on one of our France cruises below.

Highlights of France River cruises

France was born along its rivers. And Viking delivers you to the doorsteps of a nation’s history and culture, from romantic riverside ruins and lush vineyards to glittering cities of elegance and grandeur. Here is a selection of some treasures you will experience with Viking:

  • The elegant architecture of Paris
  • Historic Avignon, City of Popes
  • Gastronomic masterpieces of Lyon
  • Normandy’s American Military Cemetery
  • Scenic landscapes that inspired Impressionist artists
  • Rouen’s spectacular cathedral
  • Farms and forests of Aquitaine
  • Fine wines of Bordeaux, Beaujolais and Burgundy
  • Charming villages and dreamy vistas of Provence
  • The medieval wine-growing town of Saint-Émilion