La Belle Vie: The Rhône, Geneva & the Riviera - Northbound on MS Emerald
La Belle Vie – it's the good life en Français – and it is the life you experience on a cruise along the River Rhône that takes you from the beautiful waters of the Côte d'Azur to Geneva and the Swiss Alps... On one of the most enjoyable river cruises in France, journey from the jet-setting capital of Cannes on the Riviera into Provence to Arles to board ms Emerald for a cruise along the Rhône River to Lyon and then along the Saône – and on to Geneva. Travel into the countryside past vineyards where some of the world's best grapes become some of the world's best wines, stopping to taste some of them. Discover river towns with Roman roots and lingering traces of medieval magic in their streets, experience the cowboy traditions and cuisine of La Camargue, and sample the pleasures of regional cuisine and wine throughout your trip. Explore a palace fit for a pope and an abbey that was once one of the most powerful in Europe. You'll find something new, something wonderful every day. As your cruise along the Rhône continues, so does your exploration of history throughout the ages – and concludes in Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its architecture and culinary traditions. Your travels continue to Geneva, Switzerland, for two nights where you'll have an opportunity to spend a day in the Alps. C'est magnifique.
Newly redesigned for a more intimate cruising experience, ms Emerald offers a seamless combination of luxury and comfort as you glide along France's Rhône and Saône rivers. Pass by colorful Provençal landscapes and villages dotting the lush Rhône valley wine country that inspired historic Impressionist painters and create on board relationships alongside memories to last a lifetime...
|1||Arrive in Cannes|
|2||Choice of Nice and Monte-Carlo or Grasse and St. Paul de Vence|
|3||Aix-en-Provence & embark ship in Arles|
|4||Discover van Gogh's Arles and meet the cowboys in the Camargue|
|5||Avignon & a gala dinner in Uzès|
|6||St. Remy & Chateauneuf du Pape|
|7||Explore the vineyards of Tain L'Hermitage|
|8||Mcon & Cluny|
|9||Chalon-sur-Saône and beyond|
|10||Tournus & a day in beautiful Burgundy|
|11||A day in Lyon, where food is king|
|12||Disembark in Lyon & on to beautiful Annecy and Geneva|
|13||Day of choice in Geneva or Chamonix|