Cruising the Saône and Rhône Rivers
Collected by Carrie Finley-Bajak, AFAR Local Expert
River cruising in France along the Saône and Rhône Rivers is full of highlights: explore Beaujolais, Provence, and Avignon.
12 Rue du Chemin Neuf, 07220 Viviers, France
Viviers is a walled city located in southern France. For those sailing through Burgundy & Provence along the French Rhône and Saône rivers, this popular port offers a variety of attractions to keep one busy in this medieval town: visiting the the...
Pont d'Avignon, Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000 Avignon, France
The Pont Saint-Bénézet is so famous it even has its own song, Sur Le Point d’Avignon (as the bridge is more commonly known). The last crossing on the Rhône between Lyon and the Mediterranean Sea, the 3,000-foot bridge was...
2 Montée des Moulins, 84000 Avignon, France
Escape the hot, rabbit-warren of medieval streets in Avignon for the cool and shady oasis of Rocher des Doms. The park is a popular spot for families to relax and offers stunning views over the town of Avignon. It is also an easy access point for...
Arles is a super quaint French town on the south eastern coast of France that is a "must see" if you're looking to travel to France and want to feel like you're "in France." Arles is one of the photogenic places that probably looks a lot like it...
23 Rue Jean Larrivé, 69003 Lyon, France
Best frites (aka French fries) EVER. They were hand-cut by the 87-year old owner, Madame Giraud. I wrote about her in my AFAR article about Lyon's bouchons. These frites were pure heaven paired with Madame's steak with brown butter. (Yes, I did...
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