The Saone visits a wide selection of captivating ports across Switzerland and France, home to enchanting communities and picturesque villages.
Whilst the major cities and landmarks of France can be found along with other rivers across the country, including the Rhone and the Seine, the Saone has its own exclusive collection of quaint villages and peaceful wine producing regions.
Lying between Chalon-sur-Saone and Lyon, the river reaches the luxurious landscapes of Burgundy, home to rolling hillsides and medieval villages. Sample the wine here, grown in the UNESCO World Heritage status vineyards, in recognition of the region’s century-old viticulture.
Close by, head to the delightful riverside town at the heart of Cote Chalonnaise wine region and visit Chalon-sur-Saone, where you can educate yourself on the many memorable and educational trips to vineyards and caves.
Experience the sun-baked houses of Arles in the Camarguais culture, where this town is the stepping-stone into the Camargue. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arles sites in a low hill and dates back to the 7th-century, with buildings and landmarks still intact in the old town where you can relive these ancient times.
The Saone river is a perfect place to uncover the rural beauty and culture of eastern France, combined with sailings along some of the country’s other most famous waterways including the Seine and Rhone. Offering a truly in-depth and immersive experience, a luxury cruise in this region is charming and captivating.
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