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Scenic's South of France and Bordeaux Culinary Cruises

· Main destination Eu, France

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To the French, food is more than just nourishment, it is a way of life. The philosophy is that if you haven’t enjoyed a feast of succulent and flavourful dishes made from carefully selected ingredients, set on a beautiful table, paired with fine wine, in the warm company of near and dear ones, it is as if you haven’t dined at all.

So strong is France’s love affair with food that the ‘Gastronomic meal of the French’ is part of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Discover the elegant art of French cooking through Scenic’s exclusive Culinary Cruises. From joining a truffle farmer and his dogs to hunt for ‘black diamonds’ in the dirt, to fine wine tasting at some of the most prestigious wine estates of France, be a part of France’s love affair with food.

Awaken Your Senses with Scenic's Two New Culinary Itineraries available for 2021 & 2022 departures!

Learn to create delicious French cuisine while cruising through the magnificent waterways of the South of France and Bordeaux with Scenic's Culinaire cooking experience. Available exclusively on board Scenic Diamond and Scenic Sapphire, the ships include a dedicated cooking area, complete with a live camera and screen for the benefit of cooking enthusiasts. Scenic's highly trained chefs and cooking instructors will introduce you to delightful regional recipes that you will have the pleasure of sampling.

Tastes of Southern France
11 Days Lyon Roundtrip

2021: June 20; July 30; October 2

2022: May 5; July 28; September 10

The South of France is famous around the globe for its beautiful countryside, amazing architecture and of course its delicious cuisine. This incredible Scenic cruise will focus on the best culinary highlights this region has to offer, from the finest wines of Beaujolais to the gastronomic capital of Lyon.

Foodies Delights on this itinerary: learn the art of barrel making at a cooperage; visit an organic goat cheese farm with tasting; savour an onboard dinner prepared by Michelin star chef Didier Goiffon; explore Beaune and visit a local mustard producer; enjoy an after-hour interactive workshop at Cité du Chocolat; lunch at a Bouchon restaurant in Lyon and so much more!

Flavours of Bordeaux
11 Days Bordeaux Roundtrip

2022: May 25; August 7; September 30

Your cruise on the three waterways of this region will introduce you to extraordinary landscapes, delicious fare and refined winemaking. Visit the Rémy Martin estate to taste Cognac, sample some of the finest wines in the world and enjoy the freshest of seafood from the crystal clear waters of Arcachon Bay. You’ll even have the opportunity to learn how to cook your own French delicacy on board with Scenic Culinaire.

Foodies Delights on this itinerary: visit a Lillet producer; enjoy a market 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 and so much more!

Truly All - Inclusive Highlights of Scenic's Culinary Cruises:

  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences - Classical Concerts at the prestigious Palais des Papes in Avignon and at Château d’Agassac, one of the oldest winemaking establishments in the Médoc countryside
  • Scenic Culinaire
  • Your choice of 25 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to 5 on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 29 meals – 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities


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