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5 reasons to choose a river cruise to explore France’s vineyards

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Have you ever visited the Bordeaux wine region or the Rhône Valley? Perhaps you already know about the wine and great food. Here is our great tip to combine a tour of the best French wine heritage in the world and a relaxing European vacation.

Join a France river cruise (External link)with CroisiEurope, Europe’s leading company in river tourism. You will explore beautiful regions and discover their rich history, beautiful landscapes and of course, world famous wines.

Move around easily as your hotel room moves with you

One of the main reasons to choose to explore the Gironde region or the Rhône Valley on a CroisiEurope River Cruise is that you will stay on the boat (External link). It will allow you to move around easily, as you will not have pack up again to change hotel room after each town you visit, because it moves with you!

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Excursions dedicated to discovering the best

The excursions are organized for you by top-notch guides. For instance, on a five-day Aquitaine cruise (External link), you will be able to visit several of the top Bordeaux wineries, beautiful cities and towns like Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion and Blaye, and explore the Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne rivers slowly navigating the winding route.

A selection of the best spots to taste wine

Bordeaux, Pauillac, Blaye, Médoc, Saint-Emilion and Cadillac are not only the illustrious names that all wine lovers will be familiar with, but also great places, where stop-overs are scheduled in southwestern France. They represent the greatest French wineries, majestic castles surrounded by world-renowned vineyards, prestigious and welcoming wine cellars, where you can enjoy high-end wine tasting, and lovely strolls full of enchanting promises. You will marvel at small medieval towns, and the impressive French châteaux.

On your Rhône Valley cruise (External link), follow the guide to tour the town of Mâcon on foot, the capital of the Beaujolais, followed by a tasting of local products.

Amazing food

With CroisiEurope you will experience food that can only be described as love at first bite. On board, the food is elegantly presented, the flavors are carefully paired and always served with a side of ample wine refills and good conversation. Your guided tours will also often include the tasting of regional delicacies.

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Great views from the comfort of your ship

Our river cruises really are designed with views in mind! Besides your own cabin, several spaces on board allow you to enjoy panoramic views of the river and its surroundings. Soak in some sunshine from the top deck, sprawl out on a sofa in the lounge bar, or my personal favorite, enjoy a delicious three-course meal in the Dining Room while the world passes you by.

Whether your cruise is wine themed or not, you are in for a tour of Southern France that has it all!

Book (External link) your river cruise adventure today!

Don't forget to come back to our campaign page on September 12th to vote for your favourite destination and for a chance to win a wine tourism trip for two to France!

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