There’s no doubt about it—France is one of the most romantic vacation destinations in the world. The twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower, the quaint villages, the stunning architecture and, oh, the champagne—it’s all enough to make you say ooh la la!
There’s no better way to see France than from a scenic river cruise. Here are a few of our favorite things to see:
Whether it’s your first time in France or your hundredth, Paris never fails to delight. Cruise down the Seine while admiring landmarks like Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe while sampling some of France’s best gastronomic delicacies.
That’s right, the Seine doesn’t just flow through Paris. You can also cruise along this river to Normandy. Along the way, you’ll sample apple Calvados, see the D-day beaches, enjoy historic architecture and even visit Monet’s garden at Giverny.
If fields of lavender and world-class wines are your idea of heaven, cruise down the Rhone river through Provence. Visit Lyon, France’s culinary capital, visit the historic palace of Avignon, channel van Gogh in Arles and enjoy beautiful scenery.
Serious wine aficionados won’t want to miss this region, which has some of the best vineyards in the world, crisscrossed by a network of rivers and canals that are perfect for cruising.