A seductive country synonymous with fine wines and delicious cuisine, stunning architecture and glorious scenic landscapes, diverse culture and iconic attractions, France oozes appeal that not many other places can match. Spend any time here taking in enchanting cities and spectacular scenery and you quickly understand why France has inspired so many of the world’s most famous artists, architects, musicians, poets and fashion designers over the years. [ReadMore]
With Fred. Olsen you can visit the picturesque Alsace region of northeastern France on an effortlessly rewarding river cruise along the River Rhine. You are sure to enjoy a memorable experience as Brabant glides along the Upper Rhine at the border of France and Germany, passing by lush-green fields, forests and majestic valleys and mountains, and through the locks of the Grand Canal d’Alsace.
Stops at stunning Strasbourg offer chances to discover the delights of the dynamic Alsatian capital too. Strasbourg offers something for everyone: beautifully preserved medieval landmarks, impressive modern architecture, fantastic museums and galleries and pretty parks – this eye-catching city has it all. An exploration of the historic centre, Grande Île – the first city centre to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO – is highly recommended to see the mesmerising Cathédrale Notre-Dame, pretty half-timbered houses of ‘Petite France’ and much more. Also worth exploring is the thriving European Quarter, which is home to some of Europe’s most iconic and important buildings, such as the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament.