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Emerald
Tauck
Emerald, France Family River Cruise 2022 ex Paris to Lyon
Ship: Emerald
Cruise Line: Tauck
Selected Sailing Date: 17 Jul 2022
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Itinerary
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Cruise Description

5 Night Cruise sailing from Lyon roundtrip aboard Emerald. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Paris.

NOTE: Itinerary shown is for 2021. Itinerary for 2022 is still to be finalised and subject to change including possible changes to start and end cities. Please check for full details at time of enquiry/booking.

Feel inspired... as you and your family stand on the top deck of ms Emerald with Provençal landscapes before you… in Paris, where the streets are paved in history… on a scavenger hunt through Musée du Louvre… along the cobblestone streets of medieval Viviers… together.

The best way to experience French joie de vivre is to do what the locals do... pedal past landmark Parisian sites on a bicycle ride... take a fast train to Lyon... board a boat for a River Rhône cruise... learn to cook like a gourmet chef at a culinary school... discover the art of making chocolat... have lunch at a private ranch in Provence with French cowboys... paint like van Gogh in Arles (using chocolate instead of oils!)... walk on a triple-decker Roman bridge in Avignon... play pétanque in Viviers...

Highlights of this cruise:

Lyon
Lyon is the third largest city in France and centre of the second largest metropolitan area in the country. It is the capital of the Rhone-Alpes region and the Rhône département. The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically known as an important area for the production and weaving of silk and in modern times has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France.

Lyon is shaped by its two rivers, the Rhône (to the East) and the Saône (to the West), which both run North-South. The main areas of interest are Fourvière hill, Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon), Presqu'île, Croix-Rousse, Confluence, Part-Dieu, Brotteaux, Guillotière, Etats-Unis and Vaise.

There are many sights of interest in Lyon including the Roman ruins on the hillside near the Fourviere Basilica with the Ancient Theatre of Fourvière, the Odeon of Lyon and the accompanying Gallo-Roman Museum, the Amphitheatre of the Three Gaul and the roman ruins of an amphiteatre. There are many churches dating back to the Middle Ages and Renaissance and buildings built in the 17th and 18th century.

Arles
Arles is a city and commune in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, of which it is a subprefecture, in the former province of Provence. The city has a long history, and was of considerable importance in the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis. The Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1981. The Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh lived in Arles in 1888-1889 and produced over 300 paintings and drawings during his time there.

Arles has important remains of Roman times, which have been listed as World Heritage Sites since 1981. They include the Roman theatre, The arena or amphitheatre, The Alyscamps (Roman necropolis), The Thermes of Constantine, The cryptoporticus, The obelisk and the Barbegal aqueduct and mill.

Viviers
Viviers is a commune in the department of Ardèche in southern France. It is a small walled city situated on the right bank of the Rhône, a few kilometres south of Montelimar. Formerly seat of the bishopric, the city dates back to the 5th century. Due to its sheltered location at the end of the Donzere Pass, the city has been able to keep its old world charm to this day.

Attractions in Viviers include the Cathedral of Saint-Vincent located at the centre of the old town. Other notable buidings include the House of the Chevaliers and the Town Hall. There are also a few pastel painted houses common in the Provence region. Behind the old town (just behind Viviers cathedral) there is a far reaching view across the roofs of the town and across the Rhone river to the distant mountains, as well as a large statue of the madonna standing on the hill above the town.

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