"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.

Port of Call for cruisers and campercars

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 and Cons
  • Pros:interesting architecture
  • In a nutshell:Fine port
  • Last visit to Viviers: Jul 2012
  • Intro Updated Sep 19, 2012
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    Feb 12, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    G'Day Don, Hope you are keeping warm. Thanks for visiting this page. One product of cruising the waterways...lots of towns are "off the auto-mobile beaten track". Viviers was a delight to visit. Plenty to see & Enjoyed the resto LaVoute.It recently featured on tv here during a travel doco on cruise boats on the Rhone.
    Had hoped to get to Euromeet agn this year but with the recent floods here in northern Aust. and fires down south, we may be spending our tourist dollars in Oz to support the local businesses. All the best, p

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    Feb 12, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Peter, thanks for posting VT’s first and only Viviers page. It looks like an attractive town with a protected harbor and even several hiking opportunities. I think I must have passed through Viviers on my bicycle half a century ago, but I don’t remember anything about it.


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