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Belmond Napoleon: LYON TO AVIGNON

Your Journey

Meander the Rhône Valley, taste fine wines and delectable local specialities.

Includes

  • Table d’hôte meals and complimentary beverages
  • All excursions including exclusive use of onboard bicycles
  • Private guide
  • Return transfer from Paris

Itinerary

01

Lyon

Board Belmond Napoleon in Lyon and meet your crew for a champagne reception.

Enjoy evening cocktails as you cruise through the centre of Lyon. Then sit down to dine on superb cuisine accompanied by the finest vintages.

02

Lyon

Tour France's second city, Lyon, renowned for its culture and gastronomy. Admire the ornate Basilica of Nôtre-Dame de Fourvière that dominates the skyline. Browse chic boutiques or relax in a sunny pavement café.

Return to the barge and unwind on the deck as you cruise the Rhône Valley to Vienne.

03

Tain-l'Hermitage

Pass through the magnificent vineyards of the Côtes Rôties and the Côtes du Rhône, which almost reach the river’s edge.

In the afternoon enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery. Then continue you journey and discover the delights of Tain-l'Hermitage, which include the famous Valrhona chocolate shop. Dinner will be served once you return to the barge.

04

Viviers

Cruise to Viviers and admire the beauty of the Rhône Valley from the deck. Disembark mid-afternoon for a guided walk around this charming medieval town.

Return to Belmond Napoleon to play the traditional Provençal game pétanque.

05

Gignan

After breakfast enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside before stopping at a truffle farm to learn about and sample the world-renowned delicacy. Continue to the Provençal village of Grignan, where you will enjoy lunch at a charming local restaurant before taking time to explore the quaint village with its cobbled alleyways.

Back on board, the barge continues to cruise south to Roquemaure.

06

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Cruise to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, home of the Popes of Avignon in the 1300s. Tour Château La Nerthe and taste the region’s wines.

Enjoy a lunch cruise to Avignon, passing the famous bridge, Pont Saint-Bénezet. Explore this magnificent city taking in the Palace of the Popes and Nôtre Dame.

Back on board, share stories over a farewell gala dinner.

07

Avignon

Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

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