Sail the rivers of Southern France

Discover the sensations of Southern France during a Rhône and Saône river cruise. Historic cities, sleepy villages, and sun-soaked vineyards await you as you sail along these waterways on board our innovative Star-Ship, Emerald Liberté.

Uncover France along the Rhône and Saône rivers.

A world of experiences

Enlightening experiences await on your France river cruise. Sample fine wines while exploring the delights of Burgundy, indulge in the culinary sensations of Lyon, and follow in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh as you amble the charms of Arles.

Discover France

A destination that captures style alongside rustic charm, river cruising in France provides ample opportunities for rest and relaxation in the countryside as well as plenty of time to explore the towns and cities for a glimpse into quintessential life.

Featured Itineraries

Seek inspiration from our most popular itineraries to start planning your unforgettable cruise.
Lyon to Marseille

8 Days

SEASON: 2024

Sensations of Lyon & Provence

Discover the magic of France by river

From
USD
$2,795*
Lyon to Nice

11 Days

SEASON: 2024

Sensations of Lyon & Provence with Nice

Discover the magic of France by river

From
USD
$4,435*
Nice to Paris

10 Days

SEASON: 2024

Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Paris

Discover the magic of France by river

From
USD
$4,145*
Lyon to Nice

10 Days

SEASON: 2024

Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence

Discover the magic of France by river

From
USD
$4,765*
Nice to Porto

15 Days

SEASON: 2024

Discover the Rivers of France & Portugal

Discover the magic of France by river

From
USD
$9,490*
Amsterdam to Marseille

15 Days

SEASON: 2024

Discover the Rhine & Rhone Rivers

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
USD
$8,635*
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Your journey is complemented by our expert crew, who guarantee an exceptional river cruise experience.

A closer look at Emerald Liberté

Emerald Liberté is designed to gracefully sail the waterways of France, guiding you through the twists and turns of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Revel in your sanctuary, where every touch and elegant flourish has been chosen to reflect French beauty and style.

Designed to guarantee complete comfort on your France river cruise, Emerald Liberté provides an abundance of space for socializing and relaxing in your own company. Enjoy culinary delights in the Reflections Restaurant and join new-found friends for drinks at the Horizon Bar & Lounge. Head to the Sun Deck for a game of giant tic-tac-toe or enjoy a dip in the indoor pool before it transforms into a cinema space on selected evenings.
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Where we travel

Explore the stunning rivers of France

Navigate the locks and bridges of France’s mesmerizing rivers, where you’ll pass rolling vineyards and plenty of charming villages, witnessing everyday life in France as you sail serenely along the water.
France River Cruising Brochures 2024
France River Cruising Brochures 2024

Your guide to France river cruising

Download your free France river cruise brochure to start planning your journey.

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