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Viviers River Cruises

About Viviers

Viviers is a commune situated in the Ardèche region of southern France and which lies on the banks of the River Rhône, several kilometres south of Montelimar. The town has managed to retain its charming medieval ambience by expertly maintaining its historic buildings and architecture and contains a range of significant landmarks, including ancient ruins, magnificent palaces, stunning cathedrals and fascinating museums. The appeal of Viviers is not only limited to its rich culture and heritage, as the surrounding region is also home to a variety of fun and exciting activities, excellent shops and restaurants as well as a beautiful natural landscape. Visitors can easily immerse themselves in the culture and history of this serene and captivating French town, where many buildings are open to the public and which continue to delight.

Exploring Viviers

With its glorious spires and intricate architecture, Saint Vincent’s Cathedral dominates Viviers’ skyline. Originally built on top of an 11th century structure and renovated during the 17th and 18th centuries, the cathedral still stands as proud today as it did when it was constructed, enjoying a commanding position overlooking the town. The Bishop’s Palace is another of the town’s superb historic structures and not surprising given its name, was historically the residence of the region’s bishop. Today however it houses the Town Hall as well as a helpful tourist information centre.

Other landmarks of historical importance located within the town include Saint Michel Tower Gate, Saint Martin’s Tower, Saint Ostain’s Chapel and the ruins of le Chateau fort de l’Ourse, which when translated, means the Castle of the Bear.

An exceptional variety of fun activities and exciting excursions are also available throughout the region. For the more intrepid explorer, there is the opportunity to take a tour of the local caves or try your hand at high rope courses in the surrounding forests. For an altogether more relaxing excursion, the town offers several fabulous walking trails, all of which boast fantastic views of the town and the picturesque surrounding scenery. Whatever type of traveller you are, Viviers offers excursions and activities to suit your needs.

Viviers tips

You'll discover a number of stunning picturesque villages in the surrounding Ardeche region if you travel just outside of Viviers, including Saint-Montan and Alba-la-Romaine, each offering a taste of quaint French culture, as well as the beautiful Ardeche Gorges, which can be found nearby at Vallon Pont d'Arc.

Viviers Itineraries

Arles

Rhone River-Sailing the South of France-NGC Expert

1 sailing date July 2020
10 Nights From Lyon, France to Lyon

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Tournon

Three Rivers Discovery Nice > Porto

3 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
14 Nights From Nice, France to Portugal , Porto
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Avignon

Three Rivers Discovery Porto > Nice

2 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
14 Nights From Porto, Portugal to France , Nice
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Arles

Rhine & Rhone Nice > Amsterdam

3 sailing dates March 2021 to August 2021
14 Nights From Nice, France to , Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Rhine & Rhone Amsterdam > Nice

5 sailing dates August 2020 to October 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to France , Arles
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Lyon

Tastes of Southern France

4 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
10 Nights From Lyon, France to Lyon

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Viviers

Dancing down the Rhone with Anton & Erin

1 sailing date April 2020
7 Nights From Lyon, France to , Marseille, France
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Arles

Roundtrip Porto

7 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
5 Nights From Lyon, France to Lyon
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Vienna

Colours Of Provence With Cote D’Azur And Geneva

1 sailing date July 2021
12 Nights From Monte Carlo, to Geneva
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Paris

Paris to Avignon

1 sailing date August 2021
7 Nights From Paris, France to Avignon
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Vienne

Colours of Provence Avignon to Lyon

2 sailing dates July 2021 to September 2021
7 Nights From Avignon, France to Lyon
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Lyon

From Burgundy to the Camargue

6 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Lyon, France to Lyon

Includes direct flights and overseas transfers

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Lyon

Burgundy and Provence with 2 Nights in Paris

21 sailing dates March 2020 to September 2021
9 Nights From Paris, France to St. Louis, France
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Lyon

Colors Of Provence - Avignon to Lyon

16 sailing dates April 2021 to December 2021
7 Nights From Avignon, France to Lyon
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Avignon

Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Paris

2 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2020
9 Nights From Marseille, France, to France , Paris

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Avignon

Paris & Sensations of Lyon and Provence

3 sailing dates May 2020 to July 2020
9 Nights From Paris, France to , Marseille, France

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Avignon

Into the Heart of Provence

2 sailing dates September 2020
7 Nights From Lyon, France to Lyon

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Avignon

Burgundy & Provence

12 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From St. Jean De Losne, to France , St. Louis, France

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Vernon

Grand France - Port Louis to Paris

10 sailing dates March 2020 to September 2020
14 Nights From St. Louis, France, France to Paris
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Tournon

8 Day Rhone Treasures - Arles to Lyon

3 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
7 Nights From Arles, France to Lyon
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