Often considered the European epicentre of fine dining, France boasts a limitless number of culinary delights to satisfy your inner gourmand. From delectable cheeses and wines to elegant foie gras and sweet patisserie treats, the country’s food scene offers a rich mix of flavours to whet your appetite.
Our collection of France river cruises
have been carefully crafted to showcase the very best cuisine and wines on offer. Be treated to wine tastings at local vineyards and wineries, including at Château Meursault (one of Burgundy’s premium wine estates) and in Médoc (one of the world’s leading red wine regions).
Our on board cooking school, Scenic Culinaire, is an exclusive addition to our Scenic Sapphire and Scenic Diamond Space-Ships
travelling through France. You can join our expert chefs to learn how to create delicious regional cuisine using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The best part of all is the pleasure of sampling your dishes at the end. In addition, ‘Shop with a Chef’ in Avignon or Bordeaux, picking out the finest fresh produce at each city’s bustling markets before returning to Scenic Culinaire for a cooking masterclass.
If you are seeking the ultimate culinary experience, choose one of our brand new Culinary Cruises. Your river cruise will be enhanced by special food and wine experiences, alongside our much-loved sightseeing excursions. On our Tastes of Southern France river cruise
, delight in after-hours access to the chocolatier museum Cité de Chocolat in Tain-l’Hermitage and a private dinner prepared by Michel star chef Didier Goiffon on board your Space-Ship. As part of our Flavours of Bordeaux river cruise
, sample local delicacies during a tour of the Château de La Riviere and participate in a food photography masterclass.