The Garonne River is another river that takes you around the Bordeaux region, one of the country’s most famous regions for wine. Located in southwest France, it flows from the central Pyrenees of Spain and into the Gironde estuary of Bordeaux. It is 529 km long, 47 km of which belongs to Spain.
While the areas along the Garonne River are utterly beautiful, they do not have the dramatic topography you can enjoy from a cruise along the Rhine or Danube River. But for families who love wine, culinary arts, beautiful vineyards, and palatial chateaux, cruising the Garonne River will suit you.
The Garonne River cruise itineraries will vary, depending on the cruise line. However, the main offerings include stopping by a couple of days in the Bordeaux region, where you will explore picturesque villages and tour wine regions of Cognac or Saint-Emilion. You will find cruises that begin in Paris, but you can also fly directly to the airport of Bordeaux.