France Freechoice

Whether you want a relaxed pace or you want to fit in as much as possible, Scenic Freechoice offers a diverse range of sightseeing, activities and dining for you to choose from. And of course, they’re all included. 
All our guests are unique so we appreciate that different people may want different levels of pace during your trip. Perhaps plan to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo or know you can truly unwind throughout. We’ve divided our extensive list of Freechoice excursions into Active, Moderate and Relaxed pace so you can choose those which best suit your requirements and interests. 

Excursion to Fécamp and Étretat

4 hours - Activity Level: Moderate
Visit Fécamp and its mighty palace. Situated in spectacular surrounds, the city's natural setting contrasts perfectly with its architectural centrepiece, the Benedictine Palace. Then visit the beautiful seaside town of Étretat, sitting proudly between dramatic rock faces. With steep limestone cliffs that plunge dramatically towards the emerald waters of the English Channel below, the beauty of the Alabaster Coast will leave you breathless. 

Roquetaillade Castle

2.5 hours - Activity Level: Moderate
Initiated by Charlemagne, tour the architectural jewel of Roquetaillade Castle, with the family that now resides within its historic walls. This Scenic Freechoice option is not recommended for guests with mobility issues as guests will need to ascend/descend approx.30 stairs to reach the main part of the castle.

Truffle Tasting

2 hours - Activity Level: Moderate
From Cadillac, visit one of the most important truffle producers of Aquitaine to learn about and taste this special product. The farm you will visit today supplies truffles to some of the greatest chefs in the world.

Excursion to the Normandy beaches including Omaha Beach

9.5 hours - Activity Level: Active
Join a full day excursion to the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy, including the Arromanches Landing Museum and Omaha Beach cemetery and memorial. Take a moment to reflect on the momentous impact of that day as you look out from your hilltop position above Omaha Beach.
Somme Battlefields

Excursion to the Somme Battlefields including Australian National War Memorial

11 hours - Activity Level: Active
Take a full day excursion to the Somme Battlefields, the location of the infamous Battle of the Somme, which claimed the lives of over 150,000 soldiers from Britain and the Commonwealth. During your excursion to the Somme Battlefields, visit the Sir John Monash Centre, an interactive museum dedicated to Australia’s involvement in World War II.

Wine tasting at Château de la Rivière

2.5 hours - Activity Level: Moderate
Enjoy the breathtaking view on the meanders of the river from St Michel de Fronsac and continue on a scenic road winding its way through the Côtes de Fronsac vineyards to the spectacular Château de la Rivière for a visit and wine tasting.