The Midi has been a major draw for British travellers for many years. France's Mediterranean south is unique, offering the perfect combination of fine summer weather, glorious countryside, a rich history going back to the Romans and the most enjoyable local wines. All this can be explored on a journey on the Rhone and Saone Rivers, your floating home enabling visits to remarkable buildings like the Papal Palace in Avignon or the Roman Amphitheatre in Arles. A visit to one of the many chateaux or gardens is also a joy. The scent of lavender fields add a fragrance and colour that will inspire you as it did for famous artists such as Van Gogh. Explore Lyon, with its narrow medieval alleyways and visit a vineyard for a special wine tasting. Your river cruise will be a relaxed exploration of one of the most alluring regions of Europe. Bon voyage!