The indulgent flavours of France

Join us for a French culinary experience like never before

Experience the flavours of France in truly all-inclusive luxury

France is synonymous with food, wine and fine dining, and the best way to experience it all is on a Scenic Culinary River Cruise.

Tastes of Southern France

During your 11-day cruise through South of France, you will the chance to immerse yourself into all the best culinary highlights of the region. Taste the finest of Beaujolais wines, embark on a truffle hunting adventure, learn the history of the tangy and flavourful Burgundy mustard, attend a cooking demonstration in Chef Georges Blanc’s restaurant, and enjoy a delicious regional Bresse Chicken meal prepared on board by Michelin star Chef Didier Goiffon and his team.  
 
As an exclusive Scenic Enrich experience, you will have the chance to visit Cité Du Chocolate museum in Tain l'Hermitage, after the doors have closed to the public. Attend a fun and interactive workshop and then indulge in tasting the premium chocolates on offer. 

Highlights of Tastes of Southern France

  • Learning the art of barrel making at a cooperage
  • A visit to an organic goat cheese farm with tasting
  • An on board dinner prepared by Michelin star chef Didier Goiffon
  • Explore Beaune and visit a local mustard producer
  • After hours access to Cite Du Chocolate
  • Lunch at a Bouchon restaurant in Lyon
 
 

Flavours of Bordeaux

Discover the celebrated gastronomy of the Bordeaux region over this 11-day itinerary. If you thought Bordeaux is only about fine wines, think again. During your cruise, you will have the chance to explore rolling vineyards on an e-bike, learn about Lillet – the refreshing French aperitif, delight in a delicious truffle dinner, discover the history of foie gras, taste Cognac at the Rémy Martin estate, and even indulge in some blind wine tasting. You’ll also learn how to click the best food pictures during a food photography workshop on board, so you can perfectly capture the memories of your culinary cruise.  
 
As well as the unforgettable epicurean adventures, you can look forward to exclusive after-hours access to the new Les Bassins de Lumières, a former World War II submarine base that has been converted into an art installation, in an exclusive Scenic Enrich experience. Explore the breathtaking artworks with a glass of Champagne, and drink in the fascinating history of the venue. 

Highlights of Flavours of Bordeaux

  • A visit to a Lillet producer
  • Markets experience at Château de La Rivière
  • Explore the Pomerol wine region
  • Learn the art of barrel making at a cooperage
  • Master the art of food photography during an on board class
  • Exclusive after-hours access to Les Bassins de Lumières
 
 

France river cruising with David Whitehill

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