France River Cruises

See France from a unique perspective with one of our first-rate river cruise tours brought to you by internationally acclaimed cruise companies. Experience the romance, the adventure, the exquisite natural sights, as well as architecture that has formed the fabric of fairy tales and legends!

250+ river cruises through France with 483 reviews

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French River Cruises Highlights

  • Paris: Indulge in pastel macarons, climb the iconic Eiffel Tower or splurge on the Champs-Élysées.
  • Bordeaux: Home to fine wine and awe-inspiring buildings, this intimate city has hidden treasures around every corner.
  • Lyon: With a glorious Roman amphitheater and Renaissance architecture, this charming city offers rich, enticing experiences.
  • Côte Fleurie: With pristine beaches, gourmet cuisine, and an artistic history this hidden gem is not to be missed.
  • Normandy: With a wealth of rich history, impressive cuisine, and postcard-perfect landscapes this region of France is a natural wonder.
  • Burgundy & Provence: Scattered with quaint villages and fine wineries, journey through forests and vineyards for a glimpse of pastoral pleasure.

French River Cruises Tips

  • Choose from the luxurious Loire for a cultural immersion, the relaxing Rhône for an enchanting adventure or the stunning Seine for an intimate tour of Paris, there are many possibilities to ensure that you have the best river cruise experience.
  • Get up at least once to watch the sunrise! Remember to wear warm clothes as it can be chilly as the mist rises up from the river and the sun peeks over the hills to wake up all the birds along the banks.
  • Choose your style! CroisiEurope offer a great value for money, or if you like living the life of luxury, Avalon cruises are for you!
  • It would be a crime to travel to France and not sample their world-renowned wine! Make sure you grab a glass and savour their sparkling flavours as they tantalise your tastebuds.
  • Don’t hesitate! European summer is prime-time for cruising so make sure you grab our last-minute 2019 deals so you can spend your days cruising on tranquil waters. It’s pure bliss!
  • There’s no better way to explore Europe than on a barge cruise. Weave through canals with an intimate experience of authentic French cuisine and accommodations that make you feel at home.

River Cruises in France Reviews

  • "This was a great trip with great scenery, activities and people. The food was amazing..."
    Burgundy River Cruise Adventure
  • "Just in awe from start to finish! Uniworld really knows how to take care of their..."
    Brilliant Bordeaux (2020) (Bordeaux to Bordeaux, 2020)
  • "Went on a girls trip with my daughter, mother, mother-in-law and sister in-law and..."
    Paris & Normandy (2020) (Paris to Paris, 2020)
  • "Ship was clean and modern. Crew were helpful and accommodating."
    The exceptional region of Bordeaux (port-to-port cruise)
  • "The online ad read as follows: “Start and end in Paris ! With the river cruise..."
    8 days Paris-Caudebec-Paris
  • "My friends and I all had an amazing time on this cruise. This was my first River..."
    Burgundy & Provence (2020) (Avignon to Lyon, 2020)