France Cruise Holidays

France is full of glitz, glamour, sophistication, and that certain
‘je ne sais quoi’. For lovers of food, drink, history and culture, the country’s Atlantic Coast can’t be bettered. The South of France is a sun-drenched paradise.

France Cruise Holiday Highlights

France is the largest country in the EU and is the world’s most popular tourist destination. On your cruise to France you’ll get to see just a few reasons why tourists the world over keep coming back for more.

All France Ports

Ajaccio, France

The capital of Corsica, Ajaccio is known as the Scented Isle, owing to the sweet fragrance emanating from the mountainside maquis – the wild shrubbery that blankets more than half of the island.

Cherbourg, France

Cherbourg is probably best known for two things: its seafaring heritage and its starring role in the 1960s film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

La Rochelle, France

With glistening white buildings lining the old harbour, the city of La Rochelle is known as ‘La Ville Blanche’.

Cannes, France

The stylish city of Cannes is a haunt for the rich and famous with its stylish boutiques, trendy art galleries and marinas teeming with mega-yachts.

Villefranche, France

The steeply terraced streets of this pretty centuries-old fishing village set against a densely wooded backdrop create a delightfully timeless picture.

Calvi, France

A lively Corsican holiday resort in its own right with a vibrant nightlife, Calvi is also close to the popular Llle Rouse resort further along the west coast.

Toulon, France

Known for it's superb maritime and art museums, the magnificent Romanesque cathedral and Le Marche, Toulon also offers some picturesque sights from the harbour

Propriano, France

Propriano is a beach resort and harbour town tucked away in southwest Corsica. Situated at the head of the Gulf of Valinco, it's one of the prettiest towns on the island.

Explore France on a Mediterranean Cruise Holiday

From the glamour of the Côte d’Azur to the historic ports of the Atlantic Coast, France offers a diverse selection of sights to explore, delightful food and drink to savour and beaches to kick back and relax on. Bright dawns, golden days, dazzling sunsets and sparkling evenings. Whatever the hour, your options for adventure, relaxation and fun are endless on a cruise holiday in the Mediterranean.

Reasons to visit France on a cruise holiday

Breathtaking Scenery

Cruises to France are hugely popular, but if it’s sunshine and high living you’re after then the place to be is surely the Côte d’Azur on the south coast – also known as the French Riviera. There’s surfing opportunities in Biarritz, the sunning prospects in St Tropez or the chance to see where all the film festival magic happens in Cannes. This is where you’ll find all the fabulously dressed holidaymakers – where no doubt you’ll fit right in!

Beautiful Ports

History buffs will love La Rochelle – not only is Le Vieux Port one of the most beautiful and active ports out there, you’ll also find museums aplenty. Le Bunker de La Rochelle is an actual redeveloped war bunker, the Musées des Automates is dedicated to puppets, while the La Rochelle Natural History Museum is an ode to the great French explorers of the 19th century.

Food and Drink

Croissants, crepes, escargots, fromage, moules, the ubiquitous French baguette – there are so many foods associated with France, it’ll be (almost) impossible to fit them all into one trip.

View a selection of French cruise shore experiences