Your delightful river cruise holiday in France begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, followed by a high-speed train trip to Dijon, then to Beaune for a visit of Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your Avalon Suite Ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for Mâcon for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar. Visit France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon for a wine-and-chocolate tasting or a hike through the vineyards. Cruise to Viviers and to Avignon for a guided tour to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Visit lovely Arles before sailing into the peaceful Camargue area to Port-Saint-Louis. A Master of Wine will accompany you on your French river cruise with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way.
Disembark your cruise ship in Port-Saint-Louis and transfer to Aix en Provence to begin your Monograms holiday. With two overnights, enjoy guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Savior, known for its mix of architectural styles. Explore Cézanne’s hometown, and in your free time, you may want to take a tour following in the artist’s footsteps. Travel via high-speed train to Nice for two more nights in France. Here, you’ll walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, perhaps take an excursion to Monaco or Cannes—known for its famous film festival. A Monograms Local Host is on hand to assist you in both cities to answer questions, share inside information, and help arrange your activities and excursions.