The Rhone

The mighty Rhône is one of Europe’s longest rivers, born from an ancient glacier high in the Swiss Alps and emptying into into the Mediterranean Sea. Join this timeless waterway as it cuts a path along France’s historic and scenic Provence, where Medieval chateaux are framed by seasonal lavender fields and rolling hillside vineyards. Discover Roman ruins in towns such as Vienne, and sample a glass – or maybe two – of ripe and fruity Beaujolais or the lauded Chateau Neuf du Papes. From the French Riviera, through historic Avignon to the gastronomic paradise of Lyon enjoy comfort and luxury as you cruise the Rhône river.


What you’ll love most about the Rhône

  • Glide along the tranquil waters of the Rhône River, where picturesque landscapes unfold before you, inviting you on a scenic journey through the heart of France’s wine country and historic cities
  • Explore the charming riverfront of Lyon, where bustling quaysides and vibrant neighbourhoods offer a glimpse into the city’s rich history and cultural heritage, with riverside cafes and promenades perfect for leisurely strolls
  • Discover the medieval splendour of Avignon, as you cruise beneath the city’s iconic Pont Saint-Bénézet and past the majestic Palais des Papes, where centuries of papal history and architectural grandeur await your exploration
  • Venture into the idyllic countryside of Provence, where vineyards and olive groves line the riverbanks, inviting you to sample the region’s renowned wines and culinary delights in picturesque villages and sun-drenched landscapes
  • Marvel at the natural beauty of the Camargue, where the Rhône delta meets the Mediterranean Sea, as you cruise through wetlands teeming with wildlife, from pink flamingos to wild horses, and immerse yourself in the region’s unique flora and fauna
  • Experience the romance of the Rhône Valley, where charming towns like Arles and Tournon-sur-Rhône dot the river’s course, offering cultural treasures, culinary delights, and breathtaking scenery at every turn, promising a journey of discovery and enchantment

Where to Book

  • Grapevine in the sunny Rhone valley in the summertime.

  • Pont Saint-Benezet on the Rhone River in Avignon, France.

  • Scenic view the vineyards southern Cotes-du-Rhone Villages. Countryside landscape in Gordes, Vaucluse, Provence, France

  • The Rhone River, Avignon France, Bridge Cover Image

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 6℃
  • 8℃
  • 13℃
  • 16℃
  • 20℃
  • 24℃
  • 27℃
  • 27℃
  • 22℃
  • 17℃
  • 11℃
  • 7℃
  • 10
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 10
  • 9
  • 7
  • 8
  • 8
  • 11
  • 12
  • 11

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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Where to book

CroisiEurope Cruises has been pioneering European river cruising for over four decades and they now offer fly-cruise packages from the UK. Experience an unforgettable journey through Europe and see for yourself why CroisiEurope is the ultimate choice for travellers.

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Riviera Travel is the UK’s leading luxury river cruise & tour company with over 38 years’ experience in crafting worldwide tours, luxury river cruises, rail holidays and UK tours. Their commitment to quality & thoughtfulness has earned them a coveted Which? recommendation.

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Embark on a relaxed premium river adventure with VIVA! Their award-winning fleet of nine ships glide through Europe’s most enchanting waterways from the Danube to the Rhine, and beyond to the Douro. With year-round itineraries and all-inclusive cruising, expect gourmet dining, unlimited drinks, and elegant cabins to see you through your holiday. Explore picturesque cities along the way. Book now and enjoy the moment.

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