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Cruises to Tarascon


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Top Tarascon Cruises

5★ ALL-INCLUSIVE
Idyllic Rhone - Marseille to Lyon

Scenic Sapphire 04 Sep 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Tarascon

All-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a 5 star Scenic Space-Ship

Scenic Freechoice – a choice of sightseeing activities throughout your journey

Scenic Enrich experiences – unforgettable and exclusive events

Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted cocktails in a stunning location (on selected sailings)

Itinerary: Tarascon, France - Tarascon - Avignon, France - Avignon, France - Viviers - Vienne, France - Vienne, France - Mâcon, France - Lyon, France - Lyon, France - Disembark the ship
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Suite from £2,599pp

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Shore Excursions Included
Burgundy & Provence - Arles to Lyon

S.S. Catherine 04 Aug 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Arles

Unlimited drinks & included gratuities*

Sail with Uniworld, as seen on Channel 5's Cruising with Jane McDonald

Included shore excursions & free wi-fi*

6★ All-Inclusive boutique river cruising*

Itinerary: Arles - Tarascon - Avignon, France - Viviers, France - Tournon, France - Lyon, France - Macon - Lyon, France
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Outside from £3,399pp

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Burgundy & Provence - Lyon to Arles

S.S. Catherine 28 Jul 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Lyon

Unlimited drinks & included gratuities*

Sail with Uniworld, as seen on Channel 5's Cruising with Jane McDonald

Included shore excursions & free wi-fi*

6★ All-Inclusive boutique river cruising*

Itinerary: Lyon, France - Macon - Tournon, France - Viviers, France - Avignon, France - Tarascon - Arles
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Outside from £2,299pp

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What to see in Tarascon

Tarascon, a picturesque town in the Provence region of France, captivates visitors with its blend of history, legend and natural beauty. Nestled on the banks of the Rhône River, Tarascon invites exploration and discovery, offering a wealth of experiences for those who visit.

The most iconic landmark of Tarascon is the Château de Tarascon, one of the best-preserved medieval castles in France. Standing majestically on the riverbank, this fortress was built in the 15th century and is a marvel of medieval architecture. Visitors can explore the castle's grand halls, formidable ramparts and deep dungeons, each telling a story of the town's past. The castle also hosts a variety of exhibitions and cultural events throughout the year, offering a glimpse into the region's rich history and traditions. From the top of the castle, one can enjoy panoramic views of the town and the Rhône River, a sight that captures the essence of Provence.

Tarascon is also famous for its legend of the Tarasque, a fearsome dragon said to have terrorised the town in ancient times. The story of Saint Martha taming the beast is deeply ingrained in local folklore and is celebrated every year in June during the Fête de la Tarasque. This festival is a vibrant display of local culture, featuring parades, music and traditional Provencal dances. It’s a colourful and lively event that brings the town’s streets to life, offering visitors an authentic experience of southern French festivities.

Another significant attraction near Tarascon is the Souleiado Museum. Souleiado, a traditional Provencal fabric, is known for its bright colours and intricate patterns. The museum, housed in a 17th-century mansion, showcases the history and art of Souleiado, including its production process and its significance in Provençal culture. The museum's collection includes vintage textiles, clothing and accessories, providing an insight into the region's textile heritage. The museum also has a charming shop where visitors can purchase Souleiado fabrics, clothing and other Provençal souvenirs.


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