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France has 8,000km (5,000 miles) of navigable inland waterways – you can travel by boat across this large country from north to south; and east to west, using canals and rivers of great variety, size and scenic beauty. Explore the best-known river in France while not forgeting the hidden gems of waterways.

 

  • Seine River: Discover the history and romance of northwest France. Extends from the romantic Paris to Normandy coast, delight in the charming rustic scenes of orchards and blooming meadows that inspired some of the world’s most renowned artists; bringing about the Impressionist movement.
  • Bordeaux Waterways: Enjoy a rich blend of exciting history and culinary traditions on a river cruise through France's Bordeaux wine region. Home to gentle Atlantic breezes, lush rolling hills and verdant vineyards, the region has produced renowned wines for centuries.
  • Burgundy Waterways: With nearly 1200 km of rivers and canals, Burgundy is paradise for hotel-barge that let you sail in comfort. Think cultural treasures, vineyards, historic towns, divinely beautiful countryside and wine! Southern Burgundy has been called “The Land of Good Living” and when your barge cruise is over, you’ll understand why.
Barging in Style with Afloat in France
From HK$51,490/Adult
From HK$51,490/Adult

Avignon, bewitched by Roman legionnaires, popes, and Vincent van Gogh, is an elegant city of history, art and architecture! Enjoy the hikes in the breathtaking walking paths, hilltop villages and in the “European Grand Canyon”. Be amazed by the flavorful Provencal cuisine, wine and olive oil tastings, colourful markets and much more.

Bordeaux's Vineyards and Splendour of Loire Valley - Uniworld River Royale
From HK$57,200/Adult
10 days
From HK$57,200/Adult

Take the chance to enjoy authentic French wine culture on this marvellous round-trip river cruise from Bordeaux, visiting a host of quaint chateaux and scenic vineyards throughout southern France. Extend your trip to Loire Valley, comprising 1000 years of rich architectural, artistic and agrarian treasures!

 

Tranquilly along the Seine from Normandy to Paris and Beyond - Uniworld S.S Joie De Vivre
From HK$62,300/Adult
11 days
From HK$62,300/Adult

The Seine is one of Europe’s most, elegant and historic rivers. Sail north from Paris towards the coast, visit Monet’s former home at Giverny and Normandy’s Landing Beaches. As you make your way back to Paris, dock at historic Honfleur and Conflans. Continue to the hometown of Champagne, enjoy the charming countryside, of course champagne tasting in premier champagne houses.

Intimate Burgundy and Provence - Barging with Finesse
From HK$77,500/Adult
12 days
From HK$77,500/Adult

There is no better way to enjoy the splendour of French countryside than to sail across the waterways on barges. Meander through the vineyards and undulating countryside of Southern Burgundy along the scenic River Saone and Canal du Centre. Extend your journey to the tranquil villages of Provence, the historical Avignon and complete tour trip with Marseille’s Mediterranean sunshine.

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