Cruises to France & the French Riviera

On cruises to France and the French Riviera, you'll uncover a rich landscape and culture that has inspired some of the world's most renowned artists, architects, writers, and chefs. A cruise is the perfect way to experience all that this amazing country has to offer, whether you’re exploring the Atlantic coast and the great Bordeaux wine regions or following the sun to the Mediterranean.

French Riviera cruises are the perfect opportunity to discover chic resort towns, charming old villages, and unforgettable Mediterranean beaches. Inhale the fragrance of the lavender fields in Provence and learn how to make classic French dishes during a cooking demonstration in Marseille. From Bordeaux, admire exquisite chateaux surrounded by rolling vineyards, and taste some of the world’s finest wines. Experience the best that France has to offer on an unforgettable European cruise with Celebrity.

France & French Riviera Cruise Highlights

Fine Art & Architecture

In France, you’ll have the chance to see some of the world's most prized art and architecture. Tour Marseille's Notre Dame de la Garde, a 19th-century Romanesque-Byzantine basilica with incredible golden frescoes. In Bordeaux, visit the Palais Gallien, a 3rd-century Roman amphitheater. Admire contemporary pieces at Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain (MAMAC) while in Nice. In Ajaccio, visit the Musée Fesch to peruse one of the world’s largest collections of Italian art.

Charming Villages

On a cruise to France, you'll have the opportunity to explore enchanting villages seemingly untouched by time. Visit quaint medieval towns like Les Baux-de-Provence and St. Paul-de-Vence, where you'll find winding streets, colorful open-air markets, and art galleries. In mountaintop Eze, wander the exotic gardens and visit the Fragonard Perfumery to see how exquisite fragrances are made. Pretty Saint-Emilion, near Bordeaux, is one of the best places in France to taste award-winning wines.

World-Class Cuisine

France is world-renowned for its gastronomy, and there are endless opportunities to try the local specialties, whether you’re after a warm, flaky croissant from a bakery, creamy cheese from a market stall, or a crisp salade Niçoise. In Marseille, taste the rich bouillabaisse fish stew which originated here. Sample honey-like Sauternes wines and oysters from Arcachon in Bordeaux. In Ajaccio, head to the market to try Corsican cheeses and air-dried hams.

Featured France Cruise Ports


Elegant Cannes curves around a wide bay against a backdrop of red-hued mountains of the Esterel Massif. Stroll the palm-lined Promenade de la Croisette, the location of the Palais des Festivals, which hosts the annual film festival, and browse the designer boutiques. Explore Le Suquet, the enchanting old quarter. Or head out of town into the hills to visit medieval Saint-Paul-de-Vence, for centuries a magnet to artists, and hilltop Eze, for sweeping views down over the Côte d’Azur.

Provence (Marseille)

Gateway to Provence, the busy port of Marseille is worth exploring in its own right. The harbor is filled with colorful fishing boats and waterfront restaurants competing to provide the best bouillabaisse. Out of town, head to gorgeous Aix-en-Provence to gaze at the shimmering light and rolling hills that inspired Cézanne, or join a cycling tour through lavender-scented country lanes. Visit Avignon to see the medieval Palais des Papes, the largest Gothic palace in the world.

Nice (Villefranche)

Bustling Nice exudes opulence, its grand mansions painted in bright hues of ocher and terracotta. The wide Promenade des Anglais sweeps around the bay while just behind, the Cours Saleya is famed for its market, dazzling with flowers, fruits, and vegetables, and lined with inviting brasseries. Travel along the coast to glitzy Monaco to see the Belle Epoque buildings and the famous casino, or spend the day in the yachting hotspot of Antibes, also known for its Picasso museum.

Bordeaux (Pauillac)

Patrician Bordeaux lies along a curve of the Garonne River in the heart of one of the world’s most famous wine-growing regions. Admire the Miroir d’Eau, the world’s largest reflecting pool, and learn about wine at the ultra-modern La Cité du Vin cultural center. Tour the surrounding vineyards, many graced by a dreamy chateau, and sample the best of the Medoc, Graves, and Sauternes. Visit Arcachon to climb Europe’s highest dune and taste fresh oysters.


Corsica’s enchanting capital is best known as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Art lovers shouldn’t miss the Musée Fesch, housing the world’s largest private collection of Italian art, assembled by Napoleon’s uncle, while foodies will love the produce market near the waterfront. Outside the city, there are pebble and sand beaches lapped by turquoise water, hiking trails, and the red-rock Iles Sanguinaires to explore, as well as dense forests and plunging gorges.

France Cruise Itineraries

Sail France's long Atlantic west coast or explore glamorous southern ports along the French Riviera on a thrilling cruise with Celebrity. There is a wide selection of different itineraries to choose from that range from seven to 14 nights, including voyages that overnight in Bordeaux.

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Why Cruise to France With Celebrity Cruises

Enjoy the best in premium amenities and award-winning service as you embark on a cruise to France. Elevate your experience with The Retreat® , where you can enjoy a beautiful suite and dine in the exclusive Luminae. Refresh mind and body after a long day in port with a blissful massage at The Spa. Treat yourself to a Broadway-style production show in the evening, before heading for a nightcap.

Our cruises will bring you to some of the most glamorous ports in all of Europe. Sample legendary wine varietals in Bordeaux, stroll around the historic Old Port in Marseille, and explore picturesque villages, the scent of lavender on the breeze. Discover the natural beauty, history, and culture of the world's most visited country on an unforgettable cruise with Celebrity.

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