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Sensations of Lyon & Provence from Lyon - EFRM011022.1 Emerald Liberté departing 1 Oct 2022

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Join us on the Rhône as we drift through provincial wine lands dotted with spirit-lifting heritage towns and ancient cities whose cobblestone streets bristle with culture and epicurean tradition. From Lyon to Arles over eight wonderful days, discover the wine-making customs of Chalon-Sur-Saône, the half-timbered charm of Mâcon, and the Roman-age splendour of Arles, all while cruising in effortless contemporary comfort on-board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This memorable sailing introduces southern France in all its iconic style and splendour, from the revered vineyards of Beaujolais to the jovial bouchons of Lyon, the acclaimed culinary capital of the world. Your tour starts in Lyon, France’s third largest city. Feel the city’s heartbeat during a guided tour, which begins with a drive to the hilltop church of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and concludes amid the byways of the old town, where gastronomy is all. This evening, sail north through Beaujolais to Chalon-Sur-Saône while savouring an on-board cheese and olive tasting, one of several EmeraldPLUS events scheduled for your journey. History and culture come easy in Avignon, a Celtic city that’s renowned as the seat of the Palais des Papes, and in Arles, whose World Heritage-listed centre boasts some of the finest Roman architecture outside of Italy. It’s here where your trip reaches its conclusion, but not before raising a glass of fine French wine to toast the end of an inspiring journey.

Emerald Liberté
  • Return flights included
  • Complimentary wine, beers & soft drinks
  • Emerald excursions
  • Tipping taken care of
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1 Oct 2022
Duration
7 Nights
From / To
Lyon / Marseille
Ports of call
Lyon - Chalon-Sur-Saone - Beaune - Lyon - Tournon
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Date 01/10/2022
Location Lyon
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Lyon, the capital city in France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Its center reflects 2,000 years of history from the Roman Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules, medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux (Old) Lyon, to the modern Confluence district on Presqu’île peninsula. Traboules, covered passageways between buildings, connect Vieux Lyon and La Croix-Rousse hill.

Date 02/10/2022
Location Chalon-Sur-Saone
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Chalon-sur-Saône is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. It is the largest city in the department; however, the department capital is the smaller city of Mâcon.

Date 02/10/2022
Location Beaune
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Beaune is a walled town at the center of the Burgundy winemaking region in France. Surrounded by the Côte d’Or vineyards, the cobbled town is renowned for an annual wine auction held at the Hôtel-Dieu (Hospices de Beaune). Recognized by its colorful, geometric-patterned tile roof, this 15th-century former hospital is now the Hôtel-Dieu Museum, showcasing works like “The Last Judgement” altarpiece by Van der Weyden.

Date 03/10/2022
Location Lyon
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Lyon, the capital city in France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Its center reflects 2,000 years of history from the Roman Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules, medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux (Old) Lyon, to the modern Confluence district on Presqu’île peninsula. Traboules, covered passageways between buildings, connect Vieux Lyon and La Croix-Rousse hill.

Date 04/10/2022
Location Tournon
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Tournon-sur-Rhône is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.

Date 05/10/2022
Location Viviers
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Viviers is a commune in the department of Ardèche in southern France. The administrative and religious capital of Vivarais, the town of Viviers, on the right bank of the Rhône, in southern Ardèche, retains an important heritage from its rich past, including many listed monuments

Date 06/10/2022
Location Avignon
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Avignon, a city in southeastern France’s Provence region, is set on the Rhône River. From 1309 to 1377, it was the seat of the Catholic popes. It remained under papal rule until becoming part of France in 1791. This legacy can be seen in the massive Palais des Papes (Popes’ Palace) in the city center, which is surrounded by medieval stone ramparts

Date 07/10/2022
Location Arles
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Arles is a city on the Rhône River in the Provence region of southern France. It’s famed for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh, which influenced the contemporary art displayed at the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh. Once a provincial capital of ancient Rome, Arles is also known for many remains from that era, including Arles Amphitheatre (les Arènes d’Arles), now hosting plays, concerts and bullfights

Date 08/10/2022
Location Arles
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Arles is a city on the Rhône River in the Provence region of southern France. It’s famed for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh, which influenced the contemporary art displayed at the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh. Once a provincial capital of ancient Rome, Arles is also known for many remains from that era, including Arles Amphitheatre (les Arènes d’Arles), now hosting plays, concerts and bullfights

Date 08/10/2022
Location Marseille
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Marseille, a port city in southern France, has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C. At its heart is the Vieux-Port (Old Port), where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay. Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde is a Romanesque-Byzantine church. Modern landmarks include Le Corbusier’s influential Cité Radieuse complex and Zaha Hadid’s CMA CGM Tower.

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