Sail the rivers of Southern France

Discover the sensations of Southern France during a Rhône and Saône river cruise. Historic cities, sleepy villages, and sun-soaked vineyards await you as sail along these waterways on board our innovative Star-Ship, Emerald Liberté.

Uncover France along the Rhône and Saône rivers.

A world of experiences

Enlightening experiences await on your France river cruise. Sample fine wines while exploring the delights of Burgundy, indulge in the culinary sensations of Lyon, and follow in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh as you amble the charms of Arles. 

Discover France

A destination that captures style alongside rustic charm, river cruising in France provides ample opportunities for rest and relaxation in the countryside as well as plenty of time to explore the towns and cities for a glimpse into quintessential life.
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Your journey is underpinned by our expert crew, who guarantee an exceptional river cruise experience.

A closer look at Emerald Liberté

Emerald Liberté is designed to sail the waterways of France, guiding you through the twists and turns of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Revel in your sanctuary, where every touch and elegant flourish has been chosen to reflect French beauty and style. 

Designed to guarantee complete comfort on your France river cruise, Emerald Liberté provides an abundance of space for socialising and for relaxing in your own company. Enjoy culinary delights in the Reflections Restaurant and join new-found friends for drinks at the Horizon Bar & Lounge. Head to the Sun Deck for a game of giant noughts and crosses or enjoy a dip in the indoor pool before it transforms into a cinema space on selected evenings.
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Where we travel

Explore the stunning rivers of France

Navigate the locks and bridges of France’s mesmerising rivers. You’ll pass rolling vineyards and plenty of charming villages, witnessing everyday life in France, as you sail serenely along the water.

Featured Itineraries

Lyon to Nice

8 Days

Season: 2024

Sensations of Lyon & Provence

Discover the magic of France by river

From
AUD
$4,225*
Marseille to Paris

10 Days

Season: 2024

Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Paris

Discover the magic of France by river

From
AUD
$5,665*
Lyon to Nice

11 Days

Season: 2024

Sensations of Lyon & Provence with Nice

Discover the magic of France by river

From
AUD
$5,305*
Nice to Porto

15 Days

Season: 2024

Discover the Rivers of France & Portugal

Discover the magic of France by river

From
AUD
$11,250*
Emerald Cruises’ Europe River Cruises 2024 Brochure cover
Emerald Cruises’ Europe River Cruises 2024 Brochure cover

Your guide to Europe river cruising

Download your free Europe river cruise brochure to start planning the cruise of a lifetime on board our stylish Star-Ships.

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