2017 is your year to cruise the rivers of France

In France, beauty is everywhere, and it’s reverence for art, history and gastronomy make every day a unique experience.

Cruise the waterways of the Seine, Saône and Rhône and Bordeaux regions on our upgraded Space-Ships. You simply have to experience this beautiful country at least once in your life.

We've opened up public spaces and reduced the number of guests - but not our staff numbers - for an even more personalised level of service than before.

With all-inclusive luxury Space-Ships on the Seine, Rhône and Bordeaux rivers, we are the only luxury cruise operator to offer longer cruises on every major river across France, offering our guests even more time to immerse themselves in these unique regions.

Fly Free
Book a standard suite on a selected France river cruise, and you could Fly Free*.
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Fly for $995
Book a standard suite on a selected France river cruise, and you could fly for $995* per person including taxes.
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Fly Business Class
Book a river cruise in France of 11 days or longer, and fly Business Class to Europe from only $4,995.* per person including taxes

Scenic Savings
Book a standard suite on a selected France River Cruise, and you could save up to $1,000 per couple*.
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Scenic Freechoice

Our Freechoice activities let you choose the activities that suit your interests, and of course, they’re all included. Enhance your French cooking skills by joining a lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Treat yourself to a sightseeing tour of Paris, or visit the world-renowned Louvre Museum.

Scenic Enrich

We have created a series of unique and exclusive experiences that help you discover the wonder of France. Be treated to a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Pope’s Palace of Avignon where you’ll enjoy an exclusive dinner and performance.


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Why visit Southern France?

 
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Some of the best-loved destinations in France are found in the south of the country.

Travelling on our luxurious Scenic Space-Ships offers a unique taste of this stunning part of the world. Famous for its beautiful countryside, delicious fare and amazing architecture, a Scenic river cruise through southern France includes highlights such as a canoeing excursion in Ardéche National Park, tasting the finest wines in the Beaujolais region or participating in an on board Scenic Culinaire cooking class.

Soak up the atmosphere of the exquisite Palais des Papes and discover the exclusive stage spectacular that is Scenic Rouge. in Lyon - the choices are endless.

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Why visit Northern France?

 
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Northern France is an area of considerable contrast - steeped in epic war history, it’s also home to a momentous arts legacy, as well as being a place of staggering beauty.

The river Seine empties into the English Channel at Honfleur, in the north of the country and to experience the diversity of this region is one of life’s great pleasures, that will leave you with lasting memories for years to come.

Along this splendid waterway pay your respects at the battlefields of the Somme, wander around Monet’s Garden, spend time in the seaside town of Honfleur and cycle to author Victor Hugo’s residence. A highlight will be an Enrich dinner and concert at the magnificent Benedictine Palace in Fécamp.

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Why visit Bordeaux?

 
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Situated in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is a region synonymous with exquisite wines that have gained a following across the world.

This area also boasts vast and breathtaking areas of natural beauty from its network of freshwater lakes to pristine beaches. Incorporating cruising on three different rivers – the Gironde, Dordogne and Garonne – there’s no better way to enjoy Bordeaux and its surrounding areas than as a Scenic guest on its incredible waterways.

As you cruise through wine country and the great outdoors, sample exquisite wines in France’s oldest wine region, devour fresh oysters from Arcachon, Shop with a Chef in the markets of Bordeaux or try your hand at France gastronomy with Scenic Culinaire – the options are endless.

 

Discover Scenic Culinaire

 

New for 2017, guests will now be able to immerse themselves in the culinary wonders of the Rhône and Bordeaux regions onshore and on board.

Having transformed a section of our Crystal Dining venue into a private cooking emporium, the Scenic Culinaire experience will allow our guests to participate in a series of on board cooking classes taught by experts.

The dedicated space will feature cooking stations, a cheese and wine cellar, fresh ingredients sourced from local markets and our cooking instructors will introduce you to regional recipes you’ll adore.