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Cruises to Viviers


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Sensations of Lyon & Provence from Marseille

Emerald Liberté 19 Oct 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Arles

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Itinerary: Marseille - Arles, France - Arles, France - Avignon, France - Viviers, France - Tournon, France - Lyon, France - Chalon-Sur-Saône - Beaune, France - Lyon, France
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(full fare £3,184) Outside from £2,279pp

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Sensations of Lyon & Provence from Marseille

Emerald Liberté 10 Aug 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Arles

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Itinerary: Marseille - Arles, France - Arles, France - Avignon, France - Viviers, France - Tournon, France - Lyon, France - Chalon-Sur-Saône - Beaune, France - Lyon, France
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(full fare £3,184) Outside from £2,359pp

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Sensations of Southern France

Emerald Liberté 26 Oct 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Lyon

Discover the Wonders of Europe's Rivers in style

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Itinerary: Lyon, France - Chalon-Sur-Saône – Beaune, France - Lyon, France - Tournon, France - Viviers, France - Avignon, France - Arles, France - Arles - Marseille, France
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Outside from £1,781pp

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What to see in Viviers

 

 

Nestled in the heart of the Ardèche region in France, Viviers is a town that whispers tales of the past through its medieval streets and ancient structures. This quaint town, perched on the banks of the Rhône River, offers a journey into history and a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

A cruise to Viviers must undoubtedly begin with a walk through its old town. This well-preserved medieval quarter is a maze of narrow, winding cobblestone streets, flanked by stone houses that date back to the 16th century. As you meander through these streets, you'll find yourself in awe of the town's architectural heritage, which includes Renaissance facades, ornate doorways and hidden courtyards. The centrepiece of the old town is the St. Vincent Cathedral, an imposing structure that stands as a testament to Viviers’ historical significance as a religious centre. The cathedral, dating back to the 12th century, is an architectural marvel with its mix of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Its interior is equally impressive, housing a collection of art and religious artefacts. Climbing to the cathedral’s terrace offers panoramic views of the town and the Rhône River, a sight that is both breathtaking and serene.

Just a stone’s throw from the cathedral is the Maison des Chevaliers, another significant landmark in Viviers. This Renaissance building, with its intricate façade, is a remarkable example of the architectural splendour of the town. The Maison des Chevaliers, once the home of wealthy merchants, now serves as a cultural venue hosting art exhibitions and cultural events. The building’s detailed stonework, grand windows and historic significance make it a must-visit for anyone interested in the architectural and cultural history of the region.

For those interested in exploring beyond the confines of the town, a trip to the nearby Ardèche countryside offers a delightful experience. The region around Viviers is known for its stunning natural beauty, with rolling hills, vineyards and the dramatic gorges of the Ardèche River. One of the highlights is the Grotte de Saint-Marcel, an extensive cave system known for its stunning underground galleries and formations. A guided tour of these caves reveals a subterranean world of stalactites, stalagmites and ancient fossils, providing a glimpse into the geological history of the region. The area is also ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and cycling, offering different ways to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the Ardèche.


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