For those who appreciate fine food and are interested in excellent cuisine, Scenic (www.scenic.co.uk, 0808 115 6755) offer a number of itineraries that bring together expert regional knowledge and local French ingredients with their gastronomic experiences.
Tastes of Southern France
Visit the infamous Halles d’Avignon on Scenic’s new 11-day Tastes of Southern France river cruise, departing from Lyon and calling at Mâcon, Chalon-sur-Saône, Tain L’Hermitage, Avignon, and Viviers. Highlights of this river cruise include the chance to meet a local truffle farmer to learn his tricks and techniques, a visit to acclaimed chef, George Blanc’s, restaurant for a cookery demonstration and a visit to a local market with an expert chef, before returning to the ship for an interactive Scenic Culinaire demonstration, using fresh ingredients from the market. Launching in 2021, prices for the itinerary start from £3,745 per person, based on the 27 April 2021 departure.
Flavours of Bordeaux
Guests sailing on Scenic’s 11-day Flavours of Bordeaux river cruise will visit the iconic Marché des Capucins market in Bordeaux to source local ingredients before heading back on-board to create their own French delicacies. Departing from Bordeaux the itinerary also calls at Cadillac, Puaillac, Libourne and Bourg with other highlights including Scenic’s Cheese of France experience, giving guests the chance to taste the country’s most celebrated cheeses, alongside a plethora of wine-tasting opportunities to educate guests on pairing local wines and food. Setting sail in 2021, prices for the itinerary start from £3,745 per person, based on the 30 April 2021 departure.
All prices include return flights, transfers, gratuities, exceptional wining and dining experiences, a personal on-board butler, and all shore excursions.
For more information or to book, call 0808 115 6755, visit www.scenic.co.uk, or contact your local travel agent.