"Viviers sur Rhone" Viviers by pedroswift
Viviers Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 24 photos
Limestone features dominate the area and this ancient town is built atop a ridge overlooking the port. The limestone escarpment has been enhanced to provide defensive features. Sometimes it's hard to tell where nature finishes and man-made starts. The old lookout tower/church bell tower stands out more so than the cathedral when viewed from the flood plain by the port.
Overlooking the whole town is the Statue of the Virgin (right of the pic above).
A walk though the narrow alleyways leading to the top of the hill to visit the cathedral area is worthwhile. Great views of the town and surrounding country side can be had from the ramparts.
see the map in the Travelogue below.
Viviers has a protected port off the Rhone River providing moorings for boats big and small. It is not unusual to find river cruise ships tied up to the outer breakwater. The port provides a natural stopping place for pleasure boat cruisers as well. Camper-cars are also accommodated.
see travelogue below.
- Pros:interesting architecture
- In a nutshell:Fine port
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