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Riverside Ravel

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Welcome on board the Riverside Ravel

There is a photograph of the famous French composer Ravel in a casual pose in a leather armchair, looking dapper in a fine suit with waistcoat and silk tie. This photograph symbolises the Riverside Ravel. Travelling on this ship means enjoying comfort and culinary delights, experiencing sensuality, and enjoying an unforgettable luxury river cruise in France. As in Ravel's famous Boléro, she glides slowly and steadily along the Rhône and Saône - and is an attraction in herself.

LIVING & SLEEPING

Elegance and space - our suites

The suites at Riverside Ravel offer you plenty of space, privacy and maximum comfort. Decorated in fine materials, velvet and leather, they have elegant bathrooms and king-size beds. Their colours are soft and reflect the tones of nature. Panoramic windows blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. There are only differences in nuance and size. But whichever suite you choose: It's guaranteed to be just right for you!

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Culinary

Comme il faut!

There are some things in life that you can rely on. French cuisine, for example, with its fine products and ingredients. Tarte Tatin, boeuf bourguignon or crêpe suzette? Then there are the exquisite wines of the southern Rhône - with the fruit of Grenache, the flavour of Syrah or the power of Mourvèdre. Luxury river cruises on the Riverside Ravel are culinary voyages of discovery. Our chefs create exquisite dishes based on the themes of the region the boat is travelling through, using local produce. From jam to bread and rolls, everything on board is homemade. Convenience is a foreign word in the galleys of Riverside Luxury Cruises.

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OUR RHÔNE ROUTES

Along the Rhône, dreamy cities, romantic places, beautiful nature and many unforgettable impressions await you on your luxury river cruise through France with Riverside Ravel.

4 Nights RHONE | Riverside Ravel
Secrets of the RhôneNew
Secrets of the RhôneNew
Fine wines, sublime scenery, riveting history—this outstanding foray into the South of France has it all! Enjoy 5 exquisite days, beginning in stately Avignon and ending in the foodie paradise of Lyon. Along the way, visit the regal Palace of the Popes, see one of the best-preserved 1st-century Roman amphitheatres in the world, and savor the wines and chocolate of Tain l'Hermitage. You can also personalize your experience with a selection of great Riverside choices—Roman Nîmes, Aix-en-Provence, the Beaujolais wine region, Pont du Gard, the Camargue nature preserve, a truffle experience, and a ghostly night tour. Finally, if the thought of active pursuits makes your heart beat a little faster, you might enjoy kayaking, eBiking, or hiking with an expert guide.
5 Nights RHONE | Riverside Ravel
Gems of Southern FranceNew
Gems of Southern FranceNew
From its glacial source in the Swiss Alps to its final rush into the sea, the Rhône River courses over 500 miles (800 km), finally dividing in the South of France and creating the Camargue, Western Europe's largest river delta. Experience the ancient river's majesty personally on this amazing 6-day cruise that begins and ends in Avignon. Highlights include the monumental Palace of the Popes, Lubéron mountain (a favorite destination among French jet-setters), Tarascon's impressive medieval château, and wine tasting in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. You'll also have a number of excursion choices, featuring everything from a truffle experience, iconic Pont du Gard, and Roman Nîmes to the unrivaled splendor of Aix-en-Provence or the pink flamingos and wild horses of the Camargue. Up on the ship's Sun Deck, an unforgettable al fresco dinner is on offer (weather permitting), as well as evening drinks as the ship moves slowly through the breathtaking Rhône Delta. Finally, with Riverside, you always have the opportunity to stay active—how about a scenic hike in the Ardeche, guided kayaking adventure, or invigorating eBike tour?
3 Nights RHONE | Riverside Ravel
Rhône RhapsodyNew
Rhône RhapsodyNew
This exceptional 4-day getaway is short, sweet, and utterly magnifique! Embark your luxury Riverside cruise ship in Lyon with its secret passageways and bustling foodie culture, then hit the river, with stops in Viviers, France's tiniest city; pretty, Provençal Tarascon; Vincent Van Gogh's beloved Arles; far-south Port St. Louis, where the river meets the sea; and stately Avignon. Special features include Lyon's Old Town, Tarascon's medieval château, and evening drinks on the Sun Deck (weather permitting) as your ship moves quietly through the spellbinding Rhône Delta. With Riverside, you also get to personalize your cruise with a great selection of options, like an outing to Burgundy's Beaujolais wine region, a ghostly night tour or truffle experience, a Bucket List-worthy day trip to Aix-en-Provence or into the Camargue, Western Europe's largest river delta—or even the opportunity to see the iconic Pont du Gard.
7 Nights RHONE | Riverside Ravel
Romantic Rhône: Lyon to AvignonNew
Romantic Rhône: Lyon to AvignonNew
Embark on the trip of a lifetime through southern France, known by the locals as le Midi. This 8-day passage from Lyon to Avignon introduces you to all that makes this region special: ancient Vienne and Viviers, France's tiniest city; pretty, Provençal Tarascon; Vincent Van Gogh's beloved Arles, where the artist prolifically captured the area's allure on canvas; and far-south Port St. Louis, where the river meets the sea. Highlights include Arles and Lyon's Old Town; a visit to Tarascon's impressive medieval château; the grand Palace of the Popes in Avignon, and delightful dinners atop the ship's Sun Deck (weather permitting). Riverside also lets you select activities for a more personal experience, like a day trip to Burgundy's Beaujolais wine region; a ghostly night tour in Viviers; vestiges of ancient Roman civilization in Arles or Nîmes; iconic Aix-en-Provence or the Camargue with its pink flamingos and wild horses. For the chance to get out and really get moving, active excursions include kayaking and sightseeing by eBike. Last but certainly not least is scenic evening cruising through the beautiful Rhône Delta—the pièce de résistance of your unforgettable Riverside cruise.
7 Nights RHONE | Riverside Ravel
EXPERIENCE RhôneNew
EXPERIENCE RhôneNew
For 8 awe-inspiring days, become one with the fine wines, sublime scenery, and riveting history of southern France! Begin and end in stately Avignon. Port stops include Lyon with its remarkable foodie culture; Viviers, France's tiniest city; Provençal Tarascon; Van Gogh's beloved Arles; and more. Enjoy special features, like dinner on the Sun Deck* as you cruise through the spellbinding Rhône Delta, a visit to the Palace of the Popes, and wine and chocolate tastings in Tain l'Hermitage. With Riverside, you can also personalize your experience with an outing to iconic Aix-en-Provence, or the Camargue, Western Europe's largest river delta; or maybe take a hike in the breathtaking Ardèche!
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HIGHLIGHTS ALONG THE RHÔNE

Avignon

France

It is the symbol of the city. It has spanned the Rhône since 1940 and became internationally famous thanks to the song "Sur le pont d'Avignon". When you cross it, you are in front of the Palais des Papes, one of the largest and most important medieval buildings in Europe. It was built, it must be said, out of sheer laziness: the Archbishop of Bordeaux did not bother to travel to Rome for his papal consecration. He had himself crowned in Lyon and built a palace in Avignon. A monument.

Lyon

France

Lyon, a gourmet's paradise. Here, 2000 years of history, the Musée des Beaux-Arts and a picturesque old town with cobbled streets blend into a fascinating whole. The majestic basilica of Notre-Dame offers breathtaking views over the city and countryside. Immerse yourself in the world of silk painting in the charming working-class district of La Croix-Rousse. The gourmet temple Les Halles de Lyon de Paul Bocuse is a real highlight. Experience the finest cuisine in the traditional bouchons. Oh là là - Lyon combines so much sensuality and pleasure.

Arles

France

This pearl of Provence is surrounded by some of Europe's most beautiful nature reserves. Today, Arles is the epitome of great art and testimony to a rich history, from the amphitheatre to the proud patrician houses. And what would Arles be without Van Gogh - a stroll through the city in the artist's footsteps is also unforgettable.

Tournon

France

Marc Seguin's most beautiful suspension bridge spans the Rhône between Tournon and the neighbouring town of Tain-l'Hermitage. Tournon is France in miniature: a castle, a fine museum on the history of the Counts of Tournon, navigation and the works of Seguin. And a botanical garden, very pleasant! Don't miss: the exhibition at the historic chocolate factory of Tain-l'Hermitage, very tasty!

Viviers

France

At night, stories seem to flutter from the walls of the houses. Narrow alleys. Cobblestones. This little town is a jewel. Indeed, a stroll through Viviers is like stepping back in time to the Middle Ages, for this former episcopal town was spared the destruction of war. In addition to the small shops, there are also great things to see. For example, the cathedral with its five tapestries, three of which were given to the bishop by Napoleon III. The viewpoint in the upper town is a highlight in every sense of the word. What a view over this enchanting place!

Vienne

France

This city is a jewel for people interested in the past and the present. Vienne is a small town, but in the 2nd century it already had 30,000 inhabitants. Trade and steam navigation brought a boom in the 19th century. And what should you see? The archaeological museum, the St-Romain-en-Gal museum complex with the House of the Sea Gods and the remains of the old thermal baths. Afterwards, sit down in a café and enjoy the present.

Chalon-sur-Saône

France

Quelle surprise! The beauty of Chalon-sur-Saône begins at the Gambetta quay, where the boat docks. Walk upstream and discover this pretty town where Julius Caesar left his mark and whose museum is dedicated to the invention of photography. In Chalon-sur-Saône, you will find beautiful half-timbered houses and Art Nouveau facades. The Théâtre Piccolo, modelled on the Royal Opera House at Versailles, is an absolute must.

Trevoux

France

Trevoux is home to a surprising number of art and craft workshops. Until the 18th century, Trevoux was the capital of the independent principality of Dombes. The ramparts, the large houses in the town centre and the ruins of a castle still bear witness to this glorious past. From the ruins of the castle, there is an incredibly impressive view over the Saône.

Tournus

France

So beautiful. So peaceful. Yes, the town of Tournus is idyllic. The old town is cosy and the former abbey, with the facade of the massive Saint Philibert church - the oldest surviving Romanesque building in France - is well worth a visit. A variety of vaults make it particularly interesting. The Hôtel-Dieu, a former hospital with fully preserved period furnishings and a 17th-century apothecary, is also worth a visit.

Mâcon

Frankreich

Mâcon is a charming little town with its colourful old houses, the old church of St Vincent, vineyards and meadows. If you stroll through the town and come to the Place aux Herbes, stop in front of the Maison de Bois, a wooden house. If you look at its façade, you will discover some enchanting grotesques and mythical creatures. By the way: France international footballer Antoine Griezmann was born in Mâcon.

Spa & Fitness

SPORTS ON BOARD AND LOTS OF SPA FUN

A soothing massage before dinner? Or a pampering facial treatment? Then our onboard spa is the place for you. A treatment room decorated in the vibrant colours of nature ensures relaxation in the truest sense of the word. Our spa therapist will tailor treatments to your individual needs and constitution.

More strength, more endurance, more fitness - fitness contributes to a healthy life. On board the Riverside Ravel, you don't have to give up your daily exercise routine. Our gym is equipped with the latest Technogym machines, free weights, balls and Thera-Bands. Whether you work out in the morning before breakfast or in the evening before dinner, whether you want to tone your muscles or do some cardio, this is the place to be.

With us on board, you are also on a journey to find yourself

We look forward to welcoming you!