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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

Viviers

French Escapade: Paris to Monte-Carlo - Southbound

2 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2019
13 Nights From Paris (Honfleur), France to , Monte Carlo
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Tournus

Grand France - Port Louis to Paris

10 sailing dates March 2020 to September 2020
14 Nights From St. Louis, France, France to Paris (Honfleur)
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4349pp
Lyon

8 Day Rhone Treasures - Arles to Lyon

1 sailing date June 2020
7 Nights From Arles, France to Lyon, France
APT Cruising logo FROM £3289pp
Viviers

8 Day Rhone Treasures - Arles to Lyon

5 sailing dates September 2019 to September 2020
7 Nights From Arles, France to Lyon, France
APT Cruising logo FROM £3289pp
Avignon

Port-Saint-Louis to Lyon

1 sailing date May 2020
7 Nights From Port St. Louis, to France , Lyon
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Avignon

Port-Saint-Louis to Lyon

5 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
7 Nights From St. Louis, France, France to Lyon, France
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Lyon

Lyon to Port-Saint-Louis

1 sailing date May 2020
7 Nights From Lyon, France, France to , Port St. Louis
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Lyon

Lyon to Port-Saint-Louis

7 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
7 Nights From Lyon, France, France to , Port St. Louis
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2479pp
Viviers

Rhone Treasures

1 sailing date July 2019
7 Nights From Marseille, to France , Lyon, France
APT Cruising logo FROM £3539pp
Avignon

Active discovey on the Rhone

1 sailing date June 2020
7 Nights From Paris (Honfleur), France to Arles
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2839pp
Vienna

Burgundy And Provence(Northbound)

1 sailing date March 2020
7 Nights From St. Louis, USA, USA to , St. Jean De Losne
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Lyon

Ultimate France

1 sailing date March 2020
21 Nights From Avignon, France to Bordeaux
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Lyon

Ultimate France - Avignon to Bordeaux

16 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
21 Nights From Avignon, France to Bordeaux
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £7289pp
Lyon

The Camargue and the Wild Rhone

1 sailing date July 2019
3 Nights From Avignon, France to Lyon
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Avignon

The Camargue and the Wild Rhone

7 sailing dates September 2019 to September 2020
3 Nights From Avignon, France to Lyon, France
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Lyon

Zurich to Lyon

5 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
14 Nights From Zurich, to France , Lyon, France
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Lyon

Lyon to Nice

1 sailing date May 2020
13 Nights From Lyon, France to Nice
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Avignon

Lyon to Nice

5 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
13 Nights From Lyon, France, France to Nice
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Viviers

Lyon to Nice

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

Lyon to Nice

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