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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

Lyon

A Fortnight in Burgundy and Provence

1 sailing date May 2021
14 Nights From Lyon, France to Lyon
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Viviers

Sensations of Lyon & Provence

4 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
10 Nights From Marseille, France, to France , Paris
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Avignon

Nice to Lisbon with Three Rivers Discovery

1 sailing date May 2021
20 Nights From Villefranche, France, France to Portugal , Lisbon, Portugal
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Lyon

Spanish Conquest & Lisbon with Sensations of Lyon

3 sailing dates May 2021 to July 2021
21 Nights From Lyon, France to Portugal , Lisbon, Portugal
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Viviers

Lisbon to Nice with Three Rivers Discovery

2 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
20 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to France , Villefranche, France
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Lyon

Three Rivers Discovery with Lisbon

1 sailing date May 2021
17 Nights From Villefranche, France, France to Portugal , Lisbon, Portugal
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Arles

Lisbon with Three Rivers Discovery- Lisbon To Nice

2 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
17 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal to France , Villefranche, France
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Lyon

Idyllic Rhône with Paris

2 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
11 Nights From Tarascon, to France , Paris
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Lyon

Lyon to Viviers

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

South of France with Switzerland from zurich

1 sailing date September 2021
14 Nights From Zurich, to France , Lyon
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Paris

Paris with Sensations of Lyon &Provence from paris

7 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
12 Nights From Paris, France to Villefranche, France
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Avignon

Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
10 Nights From Aix-en-Provence, to France , Lyon
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Viviers

South of France with Switzerland

2 sailing dates May 2021 to August 2021
14 Nights From Lyon, France to , Zurich
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Viviers

South of France with Switzerland from Zurich

1 sailing date September 2021
14 Nights From Zurich, to France , Lyon
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Paris

South of France with Paris

3 sailing dates May 2021 to August 2021
13 Nights From Paris, France to Lyon
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Lyon

Idyllic Rhône with Paris

2 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
10 Nights From Tarascon, to France , Paris
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Lyon

South of France with Monte Carlo

4 sailing dates May 2021 to August 2021
13 Nights From Lyon, France to Villefranche, France
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Viviers

Idyllic Rhône with Monte Carlo

1 sailing date September 2021
10 Nights From Monte Carlo, to France , Lyon
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Avignon

The Picturesque Rhone

3 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2021
3 Nights From Martigues, to France , Lyon
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Viviers

Rhine & Rhône Revealed Southbound

12 sailing dates March 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to France , Port St. Louis, France
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