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Tournon River Cruises

About Tournon

Tournon is situated in the Ardéche region of the southern France. It sits on one side of the Rhône River with the village of Tain l’Hermitage directly facing it. Also referred to as Tournon sur Rhône, the commune of Tournon is popular for its tranquil scenery and ubiquitous charm that is often associated with the South of France in which it resides. The town boasts picture perfect surroundings and is home to intriguing, windings streets and passages as well as a range of quaint and quirky shops and vendors.

Exploring Tournon

The town boasts a selection of historic buildings and monuments dating back as far as the middle ages and indeed, the ancient medieval gates and towers which surround the town area are a great testament to the impressive architecture and skilful construction which was undertaken throughout the region’s long history.

Tournon is also home to one of the area’s most striking castles, the Chateau de Tournon. Dating back to the 14th century, this atmospheric castle offers amazing views of the surrounding area from the castle walls as well as some impressive art displays within its walls.

Other significant landmarks in the region include one of Frances oldest high schools - the Gabriel Faure School, the Church of Saint Julien and the Hotel de la Tourette. Depending on which river cruise line you travel with, you may also have the opportunity to visit the Musee de Tain l’Hermitage, located in the nearby village of the same name. The museum itself is the region’s oldest house and houses an impressive collection of paintings from the 1950s and 1960s. It’s possible to travel from Tournon to Tain l’Hermitage on foot by way of the region’s biggest landmark, the Pont Grand or Great Bridge, which at 164 feet long, certainly lives up to its name.

The people of Tournon are particularly proud of their exquisite vineyards, parks and green spaces. The Garden of Eden is an area of natural beauty surrounded by walls from the Renaissance era. The garden has an interesting history and was once used by the Cordeliers monks and the nuns of Notre Dame as a convent. Of course, a trip to the Rhône district of southern France would not be complete without a tour of the local vineyards. Visitors can stroll through the idyllic fields and may even get the chance to taste some of the fabulous wines that have been locally produced in Tournon.

Tournon tips

The region surrounding Tournon is famous for its beautiful vineyards and temperate climate necessary for the production of high quality wine, which attracts wine connoisseurs from across the world to experience its relaxed atmosphere and prestigious vineyards. As such, it’s the perfect place to sample a glass or two.

Tournon Itineraries

Viviers

Tastes of Southern France

3 sailing dates June 2023 to October 2023
10 Nights From Lyon, France to Lyon
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Tournon

Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon - Nice

5 sailing dates April 2023 to October 2023
9 Nights From Lyon, France to Nice (Villefranche), France
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Lyon

Discover the Rivers of France & Portugal

4 sailing dates April 2023 to September 2023
14 Nights From Nice (Villefranche), France, France to Beaune
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Lyon

Active & Discovery On Rhone - Northbound

4 sailing dates May 2023 to September 2023
9 Nights From Port St. Louis, France, France to , Paris
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Avignon

Burgundy & Provence with 1 Night in Marseille

12 sailing dates March 2023 to October 2023
9 Nights From Nice (Villefranche), France, France to , St. Jean De Losne
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Viviers

Active & Discovery On Rhone - Southbound

4 sailing dates May 2023 to September 2023
9 Nights From Paris, to France , Port St. Louis, France
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Avignon

Burgundy & Provence - Northbound

1 sailing date October 2023
7 Nights From Port St. Louis, France, France to , St. Jean De Losne
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Viviers

Burgundy & Provence - Southbound

2 sailing dates October 2023
7 Nights From St. Jean De Losne, to France , Port St. Louis, France
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Lyon

Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights In Nice

12 sailing dates April 2023 to October 2023
9 Nights From St. Jean De Losne, to France , Nice (Villefranche), France
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Lyon

Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Paris

13 sailing dates March 2023 to October 2023
9 Nights From Port St. Louis, France, France to , Paris
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Avignon

A Culinary Experience In Burgundy & Provence

1 sailing date March 2023
7 Nights From Port St. Louis, France, France to , St. Jean De Losne
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Lyon

Sensations of Lyon & Provence with Paris

2 sailing dates July 2023 to August 2023
9 Nights From Marseille, France, to Paris
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2999pp
Paris

Paris with Sensations of Lyon & Provence

5 sailing dates April 2023 to August 2023
9 Nights From Paris, to Marseille, France
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2859pp
Vilshofen

Seven River Journeys

1 sailing date April 2023
60 Nights From Avignon, France to , Giurgiu
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Avignon

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Arles

27 sailing dates April 2023 to October 2024
21 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Arles
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £9089pp
Paris

South of France with Highlights of Paris

13 sailing dates May 2023 to September 2024
12 Nights From Paris, to France , Lyon
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4599pp
Avignon

Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence from Avignon

40 sailing dates April 2023 to October 2024
7 Nights From Avignon, France to Lyon
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1599pp
Avignon

Grand France - Paris to Port Louis (southbound)

11 sailing dates March 2023 to October 2023
14 Nights From Paris, to France , Port St. Louis, France
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Rudesheim

Rhine & Rhône Revealed Southbound

12 sailing dates March 2023 to October 2023
14 Nights From Amsterdam , to France , Port St. Louis, France
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Amsterdam

Rhine & Rhône Revealed (Northbound)

12 sailing dates March 2023 to October 2023
14 Nights From Port St. Louis, France, France to , Amsterdam
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