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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

Lyon

Tastes of Southern France

3 sailing dates June 2023 to October 2023
10 Nights From Lyon , France to Lyon
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3649pp
Viviers

Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon - Nice

5 sailing dates April 2023 to October 2023
9 Nights From Lyon , France to Villefranche
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2459pp
Viviers

Discover the Rivers of France & Portugal

4 sailing dates April 2023 to September 2023
14 Nights From Villefranche, France to Beaune
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £4969pp
Viviers

Active & Discovery On Rhone - Northbound

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

Burgundy & Provence with 1 Night in Marseille

14 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Villefranche, 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
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Lyon

Burgundy & Provence - Northbound

2 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Port St. Louis, France to , St. Jean De Losne
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Lyon

Burgundy & Provence - Southbound

4 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From St. Jean De Losne, to France , Port St. Louis
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Viviers

Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights In Nice

14 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From St. Jean De Losne, to France , Villefranche
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Lyon

Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Paris

15 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Port St. Louis, France to , Paris
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Lyon

A Culinary Experience In Burgundy & Provence

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

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 £2759pp
Paris

Paris with Sensations of Lyon & Provence

5 sailing dates April 2023 to August 2023
9 Nights From Paris, to Paris
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2589pp
Melk

Seven River Journeys

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

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Avignon

43 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
21 Nights From Bordeaux, France, France to Avignon
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £8739pp
Avignon

South of France with Highlights of Paris

10 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
12 Nights From Paris, to France , Lyon
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4489pp
Lyon

Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence from Avignon

21 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Avignon, France to Lyon

Includes flights and overseas transfers

Riviera Travel logo FROM £1399pp
Lyon

Grand France - Paris to Port Louis (southbound)

13 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
14 Nights From Paris, to France , Port St. Louis
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Avignon

Rhine & Rhône Revealed Southbound

14 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to France , Port St. Louis
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Amsterdam

Rhine & Rhône Revealed (Northbound)

14 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
14 Nights From Port St. Louis, France to , Amsterdam
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