In addition to the wonderful scenery each region has a wealth of cultural and historical sights to visit. Guides will take you to magnificent castles and châteaux such as the 12th century Château Marguerite de Bourgogne, the ruined castle at Minerve (once a Cathar stronghold besieged and captured by Simon de Montfort), or the splendidly ornate Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière in Lyon.
Enjoy walking tours of the many regional towns, such as Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy with its most splendid of historic buildings, and typical villages such as Solutré which affords a superb view of Mâcon, the river Saône and the Pouilly-Fuissé vineyards from the Rock du Solutré.
Shop at local markets for local delicacies, or in speciality food shops for famous cheeses and delicatessen. Watch a master craftsman demonstrate his skills with chocolate. Participate in a wine tasting or more correctly “dégustation” at renowned châateaux such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
These are just a few examples of the typical activities enjoyed during a cruise with Afloat in France.