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Along the Massif Central to the Mediterranean Sea.
In ancient times, the Rhone was important for the Romans as a trade route to Gaul.
The Rhone's source is the Rhone Glacier, it flows westbound, through the Lake Geneva. It leaves Switzerland, flows through France. At Lyon the Rhone meets the Saone, it's biggest tributary. It turns southbound, along the Massif Central (which is mainly dewatered by the Loire and Dordogne) towards the Mediterranean Sea. South of Arles it forms the Camargue Delta, which is famous for its wildlife.
Total of 13 locks. 12 are beween Lyon and the mouth of the Rhone at the Mediterranean Sea.
Execept of Lyon, there are a lot of small villages, food and wine along the cruise. You'll get a lot of religious history at Avignon where the antipopes resided. For 2013 some cruises just go the Rhone (& Saone), some combine a week in Southern France with another week in Paris / on the Seine river. Or you'll extend the cruise in Nice at the Cote d'Azur.
|Length||813 km / 506 mil|
|Length Airline||454 km / 283 mil|
|GPS Source||43° 19′ 51″ N, 4° 50′ 44″ E|
|Source Elevation||2211 m / 7 253 feet|
|Mouth Elevation||0 m / 0 feet|
|GPS Mouth||46° 34′ 19.2″ N, 8° 22′ 34.8″ E|
|Basin Area||98 000 km² / 37 828 mil²|
|Average Discarge||1 710 m³/s / 60 388 ft³/s|
|Waters Into||Rhone - Mediterrean Sea|
|Runs through countries|
|Cruise Line||Cruise Name||Days Total|
|A-Rosa||A Taste of Burgundy & Provence||8|
|A Toast to Provence & Burgundy||8|
|Ama Waterways||Jewels of France||21|
|Provence & Spain||15|
|Avalon Waterways||Burgundy & Provence||11|
|Grand France 2014||16|
|Grand France 2015||16|
|Rhine & Rhone Revealed||16|
|Grand Circle Travel||Cruising Burgundy & Provence to the Cote d'Azur||13|
|Lueftner Cruises||French Savoir Vivre||8|
|Scenic Tours||Magnificent Rhine and Rhone||15|
|Tauck||A Taste of France||10|
|Bon Voyage France Family River Cruise||10|
|Uniworld Boutique River Cruises||Burgundy & Provence||8|
|Burgundy & Provence Family Program||8|
|Ultimate Grand France||22|
|Vantage Deluxe World Travel||Culinary French Waterways: Highlights of Burgundy, Beaujolais & Provence||12|
|French Waterways: Highlights of Burgundy & Provence||12|
|Treasures of France: A Grand River Journey from Normandy to Provence||22|
|Viking River Cruises||France's Finest||15|
|Portraits of Southern France||8|
|Upstream KM||Station Name||Yesterday Average|
|61.00||Beaucaire / Tarascon||232|