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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

Tastes of Southern France

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

Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon - Nice

5 sailing dates April 2023 to October 2023
9 Nights From Lyon , France to Villefranche
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Viviers

Discover the Rivers of France & Portugal

4 sailing dates April 2023 to September 2023
14 Nights From Villefranche, France to Beaune
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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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Viviers

Idyllic Rhône with Highlights of Paris

1 sailing date August 2023
9 Nights From Paris, to Tarascon
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Avignon

Idyllic Rhone - Lyon to Marseille

3 sailing dates April 2023 to August 2023
7 Nights From Lyon , France to , Tarascon
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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
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Paris

Paris with Sensations of Lyon & Provence

5 sailing dates April 2023 to August 2023
9 Nights From Paris, to Paris
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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
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Avignon

South of France with Highlights of Paris

10 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
12 Nights From Paris, to France , Lyon
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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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