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Ocean Voyages to France

Montrichard, France

Along the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the English Channel to the north, large ports welcome ocean liners to their land. Sail into Nantes for a gateway to the world-famous Loire Valley, or experience a few countries at once as you navigate the Mediterranean Sea to and from Italy and Spain for a spectacular introduction to coastal France.

See our full collection of learning adventures in France, or check out our France Travel Guide.

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France River & Ocean Voyages

France is known for the natural beauty of its picturesque rivers, from which many of the world’s most iconic artists drew inspiration. Road Scholar offers a wide range of cruises that let you voyage through scenic French landscapes, whether on the Seine that cuts through Paris or the Rhône River that winds down to the Mediterranean. Whether traveling solo or with family, explore our various French river tours to witness this country's unrivaled beauty.


Choosing the Right Destination on French Cruises

Whether you want to sail into Nantes, the gateway to the world-famous Loire Valley, or experience a few countries at once as you navigate the Mediterranean Sea to and from Italy and Spain on one of our French Riviera cruises, we have a great collection of programs to choose from. Some of the top French cruises to consider include:

  • Seine River tours: Arguably one of the most famous rivers in the world, the Seine has a lot to offer. Navigating the Seine is a great way to understand and explore France, as it brings passengers through the heart of Paris, with stunning views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum. River cruises along the Seine also make their way up to the Normandy region, where you can explore the picturesque countryside and learn about the historic D-Day beach landings.
  • Rhône River cruises: Starting in Lyon and making their way to the Mediterranean, our river cruises along the Rhône bring passengers through the awe-inspiring Burgundy region and the breathtaking landscapes of Provence. Popular areas to explore as you make your way down the river include cities like Avignon and Arles, famous for their Roman architecture and rich history.
  • French Riviera cruises: The French Riviera, in the south of France, is comprised of quaint coastal towns cresting the Mediterranean Sea. Towns like Nice, Cannes, and Saint-Tropez are known for their world-famous beaches, culinary delights, and rich history, with notable art museums that house iconic pieces from artists like Marc Chagall. French Riviera cruises will bring you along the coastline to visit these towns and get a better understanding of French culture.

Whether you’re looking for a low-level activity in France or active French programs, our French river boat cruises offer the best of both worlds. Passengers can sit back and relax, take in the sights and sounds, and deboard to explore some of the towns along the way. 


French River Boat Cruises With Road Scholar

Road Scholar has several French cruises to choose from, allowing you to get a unique perspective of the landscapes and cities that make this one of the most popular European destinations. Led by local experts, passengers get a deep understanding of the culture, history, and geography of various French regions. Explore our French cruises today and filter by activity level, program length, and more to find a program that matches your preferences.