There are many places to see in France and a river cruise is probably one of the best ways to discover this great country. So if you’re planning to go on a river cruise in France, here are some tips to make this trip unforgettable.
The Best River Cruise Itinerary:-
There is no such thing as the best river cruise itinerary in France because this country offers some of the best landscapes in the Old Continent. Though, you can choose a specific theme for your river cruise in this beautiful country.
The first theme to be considered is a Paris river tour. Starting and also ending in Paris, this river tour will let you explore more than ten destinations in Paris. You will get to see Paris and its most iconic monuments including the Eiffel Tower, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Orsay Museum from the water among others.
If you’re really fond of traditionally made, dry and chilled cider, you can go from Paris to Normandy. You’ll have the occasion to drink French cider at its very own source. Add to that some cheese tasting and you’re up for a very unique traveling experience. It will be a peaceful trip through the French northern countryside.
If you like wine tasting especially burgundy, take a special Burgundy river cruise. This usually starts in Dijon to end in Paris. During a few days, you’ll enjoy expert guides on this wine. And don’t forget to drink your favorite beverage while eating the finest French plates.
If you don’t like trip theme, just go to the south. Rent a Mercedes V class in Nice Airport to start your trip along the Var river. It flows across the south-east region of France, crossing Nice.
The Best Season to Take a River Cruise in France:-
We cannot really talk about good or bad season to take a river cruise in France. In fact, each season has its own advantages and disadvantages. And the nature along the rivers and the canals will reveal its different charms throughout the year.
However, if you really want to get the most out of your trip, we recommend to go there in May or September. The first reason is, in May the summer is just starting out and most of French people don’t take the vacation yet, so many tourist attractions are not crowded yet. You do not risk river drought too. This mostly occurs during summer time and it can be so annoying because you will have to wait for the rain to fall to pursue your cruise. For September, most of the holidaymakers had returned to the office. You will have the rivers all for yourself. And obviously, the climate is still warm during these months, without risking torrential rains.
You can also choose November or December. It is during the winter, but you will enjoy Christmas markets all along the rivers. And you will see how French people prepare themselves for this big day of the year.