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Edition 2024

All the must-see sites on the Rhône between Lyon, Provence, and the Camargue with a dinner at Paul Bocuse's Abbaye de Collonges Restaurant OFFERED (port-to-port cruise)



Discover the authentic Provence combining style and refinement, a cruise brimming with splendid scenery and great food as well as a once-in-a-lifetime evening at a Paul Bocuse restaurant.



  • OFFERED: a dinner at Paul Bocuse’s Abbaye de Collonges Restaurant(3)
  • The Luberon Region and its hilltop villages
  • The scenery and traditions of the Camargue
  • Colorful Provence
  • Discover(1):
    • Lyon and a tasting of fine food at Paul Bocuse’s Les Halles de Lyon(2)
    • The Cité du Chocolat in Tain l’Hermitage
    • Avignon and the imposing Papal Palace
    • The Luberon and the Sénanque Abbey(5)
    • The Camargue and its customs
    • The Gorges de l’Ardèche, the most beautiful canyon in Europe
All inclusive on board


  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included


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Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After you’ve comfortably settled into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, we’ll enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment on board.

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In the morning, join us for an optional guided tour of the city and a tasting at Paul Bocuses Les Halles de Lyon(2). We’ll cross through the city and go up Fourvière Hill to the white basilica, before heading over to Vieux Lyon. Don’t miss the tasting of fine food at Paul Bocuse’s Les Halles de Lyon. We’ll enjoy a snack of local sausage and cheese, topped off with a lovely glass of wine*.

We’ll then join the Saône River and head towards our next port of call, Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or.

Offered: Join us for an extraordinary French gastronomic experience at Paul Bocuses Abbaye de Collonges.(3) This will be a singular experience in an exceptional setting where you’ll be able to relish in out-of-this-world courses prepared by some of the most renowned chefs. At the end of our delicious evening, we’ll return on board the ship and start sailing.

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We’ll leave on foot for the optional tour of the Cité du Chocolat in Tain L’Hermitage. Come and explore, smell, and taste chocolate in all of its forms at the Valrhona discovery center. Lastly, we’ll indulge in a tasting of course!

We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Avignon, reaching it in the evening. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

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This morning, join us for an optional guided tour of the Papal Palace, an imposing fortress and luxurious palace that symbolizes the power of the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages. It is one of the largest and most important Gothic buildings in Europe and the city’s most famous attraction. Take a step back in time as you stroll through the immense halls, contemplate the beauty of the chapels, and visit the papal apartments.


Join us for an optional excursion to the Luberon and Sénanque Abbey. Nestling in the heart of the Vaucluse mountains and the Luberon nature park, Sénanque Abbey, a 12th-century Cistercian abbey, is still home to a community of monks. This majestic edifice is one of the region's most emblematic treasures. During your visit, you'll discover the cloister and the abbey church. This sacred site, whose architectural beauty reflects centuries of history, exudes a sense of calm and serenity. You'll also catch a glimpse of Gordes, one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France", with its characteristic dry-stone houses and limestone cliffs.

We’ll start sailing towards Arles. Enjoy some free time before returning on board for an evening of entertainment.

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This morning, join us for an optional excursion to the Camargue and a visit to a manade, where bulls are raised and horses are trained, to learn about the various traditions in the area.

We’ll spend the afternoon cruising through the gorgeous French countryside, passing by Valence and Montélimar.

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VIVIERS - the Gorges de l¿Ardèche(1)

This morning, join us for an optional guided tour of Viviers, an open-air museum where the pages of history are written in stone.

Set out on an optional visit to the Gorges de lArdèche with us this afternoon. This panoramic tour will bring you to the heart of the treasures found in the area.

We’ll return on board the ship in La Voulte and start sailing towards Lyon. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%


Several ships available for this cruise

Shore Excursions

No shore excursion on the non listed days
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FormalitiesSome administrative formalities to take into account in order to prepare your trip

For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Optional excursions.

(2) Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse are closed on Sundays and Mondays. In this instance, arrangements will be made so as to maintain the tasting of local products.

(3) Dinner at the Abbaye de Collonges or in a Paul Bocuse restaurant depending of the number of participants.

(4) The stopover in Arles can be replaced by a stopover in Avignon depending on passage through the locks.

(5) If the Abbey is closed, we'll visit the Lavender Museum instead.

Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.