5 Night Cruise sailing from Lyon roundtrip aboard A-Rosa Stella.
The perfect setting for a rendezvous: a city full of winding lanes and Renaissance façades watched over by a lofty basilica. The Saône and the Rhône meet in Lyon before heading off on their honeymoon – to the Mediterranean, of course. You are welcome to join them. The sun sets into the river as you sip your Côte du Rhône. Medieval Viviers is waiting for you, as is the Ardèche, which brings a special element to the ambience: it has dug magical caves up to 300 m deep into the limestone. Above ground the halls of the monumental Papal Palace await you in magnificent Avignon, while in Arles you have your pick of sunny spots on romantic corners. But no fairy tale is complete without white horses. Voilà! Here they are: in the wild Camargue.
Highlights of this cruise:
The old town “Vieux Lyon” features Renaissance houses making it worthy of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is for gourmets too: Lyon is dubbed “la ville de gueule” – the gourmet town. Furthermore it is known for its high-quality silk products and the Basilica of Notre-Dame die Fourvière above the city.
Even if you haven’t yet paid the ancient Roman town a visit, you’re sure to recognise pictures of it. Vincent van Gogh painted Arles in 187 of his works. A few of his motifs have today been restored to their original state. The famous Camargue is also very close to Arles.
“On the bridge of Avignon, we all dance there” – the words of a folk song from the 15th century pay tribute to the unbridled joie de vivre at the foot of the Palace of the Popes. And this joie de vivre is still very much alive today.
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