Cruises to Tournon

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Tournon sur Rhone (Photo: Rudmer Zwerver/Shutterstock)

About Cruising to Tournon

Nestled in a particularly scenic and lovely section of the Rhone River Valley, Tournon is dominated by its signature castle, dating back to the 15th century. This medieval stronghold is in a remarkably good state of preservation as is the convent (now a school) and commercial buildings from that same period. The Chateau Museum (located in the castle) is certainly worth a look and there are numerous shops and small eateries clustered around. See all this and more on your next cruise to France.

The vineyards here, and on the hillsides of Tain-l'Hermitage, are part of the Hermitage Appellation, known for its red Syrah wines. Famous vintages are grown here; one of the most expensive bottles of wine ever was sold at auction, a 1961 Jaboulet La Chapelle, for nearly $15,000. The pedestrian bridge was designed by Marc Seguin, the inventor of the cable bridge. This makes it quick and easy to cross the river and visit Tain-l'Hermitage on the opposite side. Many pop in to visit the Valrhona Chocolate Museum.

--By Lynn Houghton, Cruise Critic contributor

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More about Tournon

Why Cruise to Tournon?

Pros:

Quaint medieval walled town, beautiful views of the vineyards.

Cons:

Town is very small, not a ton to do.

Bottom Line:

This area is famous for its wine and chocolates; make sure to schedule a tasting.

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The currency here is the euro. There are three ATMs: two are near the berth for the river cruise ships and one is on Rue Boissy d'Anglas just opposite the Gabriel Faure High School.

Language?

French is the official language of Tournon, but many locals also speak English.


Tournon Cruise Reviews
Tournon is famous for the Gobelins tapestries in the Cathedral. They were, sadly, missing on the day we visited, (out for cleaning?) The Cathedral, however, has a side chapel with an extraordinary wall fresco depicRead More
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Loved the steam train rideRead More
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Mamamona1
Again, so much history and Roman ruins etc, perfect for those not loving Rome (we don't) just a wonderful place to see. Read More
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philbop
Fascinating steam train trip through the Ardeche Conservancy area. The train cars were built in 1906 and the guide's story of how the farmers protected Jewish refugees during WW II was incredibly enlightening. FameRead More
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