Enjoy this uniquely beautiful 9-day river cruise and experience the colorful landscapes of southern France, witness world-famous wine-producing regions and the beauty of its historic cities, monuments, and culture. Your cruise will make its route from Lyon to Macon, where some of the world’s most expensive wines are made. Explore the picturesque region of Burgundy, Chalon-sur-Saône located on the Saône river. Later you will sail to the famous Ardeche Gorge, a natural wonder in this region of southern France that has been carved out of limestone over time. Admire the Provence and the Camargue with their incomparable atmosphere. View the beauty of Arles, the town that inspired many of Van Gogh’s paintings. In cities like Macon and Arles, you can see why the Romans felt so at home here. Great structures such as the Papal Palace await you in Avignon, before returning to Lyon, the city known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon is an important area in modern times has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France. The following day, you will disembark the cruise as your remarkable cruise journey ends.