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Saone

Immortalised by artists and writers alike and a paradise for lovers of haute cuisine and fine wine, the Rhône Valley provides a relaxing and tranquil setting for a river cruise.

Rising in Switzerland and fed by the Rhône Glacier, the 500-mile long river winds its way through enchanting landscapes, linking two of France's most beautiful regions, Burgundy and Provence. Follow its tributary river Saône into the world-renowned Burgundy region revealing its natural beauty with idyllic vineyards and historic places dating back to Roman times.

Soak up the ancient charm of unspoilt towns and villages and experience first hand some of the region's finest wines and gastronomic delights. Cruise on an unforgettable journey through sun-drenched vineyards, passing ancient cities and peaceful villages nestling in the lavender-scented hills of Provence.

Saone River Factfile

  • Saône River, river that rises near Vioménil, southwest of Épinal, in the Vosges département, Lorraine région, eastern France
  • The Saône is navigable upstream from Lyon for 233 miles (375 km) to Corre and has 30 locks along its course, which is almost completely canalized
  • Its basin is about 11,600 square miles (30,000 square km) in area. The Saône is connected by canal to both the Rhine and the Seine rivers
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