<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
Just £2 per issue Subscribe to one of our France Magazines click here

Good reasons to book a CroisiEurope French river or canal cruise

PUBLISHED: 13:51 28 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:52 28 June 2017

MS Jeanine in France from CroisiEurope

MS Jeanine in France from CroisiEurope

Archant

Do you want delicious French food, stunning landscapes, exciting local festivals, fun activities and a bit of art, history and culture from your French holiday? Then a CroisiEurope river or canal cruise could be the perfect holiday for you

Local knowledge, unrivalled expertise

It goes without saying that as a French company, nobody knows France better than river cruise giant CroisiEurope; we at CroisiEurope are passionate about bringing authentic ‘savoir vivre’ experience to guests. A pioneer in many regions, CroisiEurope was established 40 years ago, was the first company to offer cruises on the Gironde and Garonne rivers, the first river cruise company to moor right in the heart of picturesque Honfleur and its unique paddle wheel ship is the only hotel ship that can sail the challenging river Loire.

MS Camargue from CroisiEurope MS Camargue from CroisiEurope

Cutting edge cuisine

Food, food, glorious French food. France is, of course, inseparable from its famed gastronomical traditions and CroisiEurope is proud to provide guests the chance to dine on French specialities. No proper French meal is complete without a few glasses of ‘vin’ and with drinks included in the price, guests can choose daily from a selection of white, red and rosé wines, regionally adjusted to each cruise’s itinerary.

Art, history and culture

CroisiEurope has lots to offer to history buffs and art lovers; from the French revolution to Napoleon and the two world wars, and historical sites are often on the itinerary for visitors. Museums and art galleries are also a major pull for CroisiEurope’s guests.

Cabine on a CroisiEurope boat Cabine on a CroisiEurope boat

Changing landscapes

France has everything, spectacular scenery, historic towns and chateaux. On a CroisiEurope cruise guests could see a variety of sun, sea and mountains; from sandy beaches, to snow covered mountains and vast expanses of countryside.

Festivals

Many CroisiEurope cruises coincide with popular local festivals. Why not have your Gironde cruise at the same time as Bordeaux’s annual wine festival in the last weekend of June. How about marvel at the Festival des Impressionists every July in Normandy on a Croisieurope Seine cruise? Art-lovers are drawn to Festival d’Avignon, which is one of the oldest and most famous theatre and performing arts festivals in the world, and combining this with a much sought after CroisiEurope Rhone cruise could enhance this visit.

MS Elbe Princesse from CroisiEurope © Oliver Asmussen MS Elbe Princesse from CroisiEurope © Oliver Asmussen

City centre locations

CroisiEurope’s ships are moored right in the heart of each French city, be it Bordeaux, Avignon, Lyon or Strasbourg, which is one of the key attractions of cruising on French rivers.

Soft adventure / activity

Nature lovers will be smitten by CroisiEurope’s themed Cycle & Cruise or Walk & Cruise programs. Each region has its own unique charm, complete with fabulous food and wine, to make clients’ cruise-rambling or river side cycling holiday a fantastic experience.

MS Loire Princesse from CroisiEurope © Bernard Biger MS Loire Princesse from CroisiEurope © Bernard Biger

Check out our best offers on www.croisieurope.co.uk

Article by France Magazine France Magazine

More from Complete France

Yesterday, 13:52

Enter this competition to win a great family holiday with Les Castels on one of France’s top four- and five-star campsites in Ardèche

Read more
Yesterday, 13:07

Enter our competition to win an afternoon cookery class for a family of four at Come Cook in France in Charente

Read more
Yesterday, 17:16

Think you’re a Tour de France expert? Take our quiz to find out how much you really know about the world’s most famous cycle race...

Read more
Cycling in France
Yesterday, 13:40

Looking for a special venue for your wedding in France? All of these venues promise a day to remember...

Read more
Where to stay in France
Yesterday, 16:16

Save yourself from embarrassment and confusion next time you speak French by learning these common false friends

Read more
Learning French
Yesterday, 13:50

Did you know that French is spoken by more than 270 million people, including Bradley Cooper and Elton John, but in 1789 only 25% of French citizens actually spoke French?

Read more
Learning French
Mon, 17:30

Helen Skelton recently moved to Canet-Plage near Perpignan after her husband, rugby league player Richie Myler, signed with the Catalan Dragons. She reveals why it the perfect place for her and her young family to live

Read more
Expats in France
Friday, June 16, 2017

From salads to seafood to fruit desserts, add a French twist to your summer cooking with these traditional French recipes

Read more
French recipes
Friday, June 23, 2017

Americans, Australians and other non-EU residents need a visa or permit in order to visit or live in France – here’s our guide to the different visas and permits and how to apply for them

Read more
Brexit
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Seperation, divorce, illness or outliving a spouse results in many women struggling financially in retirement. Don’t rely on your partner to support you in retirement, start planning for your own retirement now!

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

France Forum

Questions about France? Visit our free France forum to get help and advice from thousands of other Francophiles and expats. Topics include: property, tax, law, travelling, pets, education, healthcare and much more.

Join the forum

Most Read

Join us on social media

France magazine
Living France magazine
French Property News magazine

Enter our competitions

Win books, DVDs, travel and even holidays in France in our great competitions! Take a look at our latest competitions…

Enter now