Vienne - France

Vienne is located in south-eastern France. It lies along the Rhone River at the point where the Rhône is joined by the Gère. The old town lies in a dip that is surrounded by steep hills. Vienne has many Roman and medieval buildings. The town's Roman temple dates from the early 1st century AD. It became a Christian church in the 5th century. The ruined Roman theatre on the slopes of nearby Mount Pipet could seat more than 13,000 spectators and is still used for theatrical performances. Close to the Rhône Bridge is the 9th-century Church of Saint-Andre-le-Bas, which was rebuilt in the 12th-13th century. The former Abbey Church of Saint-Pierre (4th century) is one of the oldest Christian churches in France. It now houses a museum of Roman sculptures and other antiquities. The largest church in the town is Saint-Maurice Cathedral, which was built in the 12th-15th century. From here you can cross the picturesque Rhône-Alpes region to the quaint village of GrignanGrignan. Explore its labyrinth of idyllic, winding streets and charming squares and the imposing Chateau of the Adhemar de Monteil. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.