If you would like to explore the nuances of France’s proud epicurean heritage, Scenic has crafted two new Culinary Cruises. From the fine art of cheese tasting to capturing the best food photographs on your phone and everything in between, discover the ‘Gastronomic Meal of the French’.
On your Flavours of Bordeaux river cruise
, over 11 days, delight in the wonders of Bordeaux with added culinary highlights. You will have the opportunity to visit a former World War II German submarine base in Bordeaux transformed into the breathtaking art installation, Les Bassins de Lumières. With Scenic Enrich you will have exclusive after-hours access to this impressive exhibition with a glass of Champagne. From wine tasting at a vintage vineyard and brandy tasting at Rémy Martin, to a barrel making workshop and fresh oyster sampling, enjoy a range of gastronomic delights, as part of this truly immersive experience.
On your 11 day Tastes of Southern France itinerary
, in addition to the wealth of experiences you would find on our South of France river cruise, enjoy bonus food, wine and produce-related activities. Hunt for truffles with a local farmer and his dogs, sample some of the best vintage wines in Beaujolais, and delight in an exclusive Bresse chicken meal prepared on board by Michelin star Chef Didier Goiffon.
We have arranged exclusive after-hours access to the Cité Du Chocolate in Tain l'Hermitage with Scenic Enrich. Learn all about the famous premium French chocolate, Valrhona, through its expert chocolatiers and patissiers and sample many of the varieties of indulgent fine chocolates on offer.