River Cruises in France

Picture yourself gliding along the tranquil waters of France’s picturesque rivers, a glass of fine French wine in hand, as charming villages and glamorous cities pass by. France, with its 18 distinct regions brimming with cultural wonders and culinary delights, beckons travelers from around the globe. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned Francophile, why not elevate your experience with a luxury river cruise in France?

Imagine the convenience of unpacking just once as you settle into your floating boutique hotel, where every comfort and amenity awaits. From the moment you step on board, relaxation takes center stage as you effortlessly journey from one enchanting destination to the next. With each day promising new discoveries and delights, a barge or river cruise offers the perfect blend of exploration and indulgence.

Rooftop lounge on AmaWaterways

Savor the freedom of exploring an entire region in just one week without the hassle of constantly changing accommodations or arranging transportation. And the best part? Most of your dining experiences, beverages, and excursions are included in the fare, ensuring a worry-free journey where you can focus solely on soaking in the beauty and charm of France.

River and Barge Cruises

Whether you’re traveling with your significant other, family, or a group of friends, a luxury river cruise through France promises an unforgettable adventure filled with moments of sheer bliss and cultural immersion.

AmaWaterways AmaKristina


From the Rhône Valley to Provence, savor the sights and flavors of France on the AmaKristina as she sails through Provence.  

Barge Cruising

Barge cruising is one of the most intimate, leisurely and luxurious ways to see the French countryside. Unlike larger river cruise ships, luxury hotel barges only accommodate two to 24 passengers, and they sail on small canals in the country’s interior. 

UniWorld Boutique River Cruises

Uniworld’s eight-day Brilliant Bordeaux itinerary is the perfect choice for food and wine lovers. It highlights the country’s breathtaking backdrops, wines and cultural treasures in Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Blaye and Libourne. 

Scenic River Cruise

Nothing could be more iconic than cruising out of Paris with the Eiffel Tower as your backdrop. So say “au revoir” to the city’s glittering lights as you set sail on the spectacular 124-guest Scenic Gem.

Barge Cruising in France

This is an excerpt from an article I wrote for Invited Magazine here.

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