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Discover the joie de vivre in France with Scenic Tours

The grand waterways of France wind their way through pretty towns and villages that are steeped in history and are perfect for art enthusiasts, food connoisseurs and nature lovers alike.

The grand waterways of France wind their way through pretty towns and villages that are steeped in history and are perfect for art enthusiasts, food connoisseurs and nature lovers alike.

Discover France and experience the Scenic Tours signature of all-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a Scenic ‘Space-Ship’.

The Scenic all-inclusive experience means absolutely everything is included, from a variety of dining options and unlimited complimentary beverages to private butler service as well as all on shore excursions and activities.

Roquetaillade wine and cheese.

Roquetaillade wine and cheese.

France’s majestic waterways provide unrivalled access to magnificent views including some of the country’s most extraordinary places.

 

Sights of the Seine

France’s second longest river – the Seine, is a showcase of Gothic cathedrals, postcard scenery and legacies of war. Most celebrated are its World Heritage-listed Parisian banks, however this is a region far less travelled than others in the country, offering a host of different experiences which are all unveiled on the 11 Day Gems of the Seine River Cruise.

Sail northwest to the picturesque harbour of Honfleur and be immersed in wartime history at the D-Day landing beaches on the Normandy coast. Take a trip to the world famous village of Giverny and explore Monet’s former residence and gardens. Taste the locally produced Calvados in the glamorous seaside resort of Deauville or explore the sights and sounds of Paris with a local.

 

The soul of Southern France

Experience the path of the Saône and Rhône between the charming towns of Chalon-sur-Saône and Tarascon and sail slowly south past the picture-book villages and architectural wonders. Docking in the centre of small riverside villages, and atmospheric cities like Lyon and Avignon, the relaxing 13 Day South of France River Cruise offers ample time to soak up the charm of southern France.

Visit the medieval walled village of Pérouges and take in Les Baux, nestled in the Alpilles mountains. The unique landscape of La Camargue is a nature lover’s paradise, home to Camarguais bulls, wild white horses and pink flamingos and France’s palette explodes in colour from the lavender blanketing Provence.

 

Introducing South West France and the region of Bordeaux

The markets of Bordeaux.

The markets of Bordeaux.

New for 2015, the leisurely paced 11 Day Bordeaux River Cruise is a different style of river cruising to anywhere else in France or Europe. With no overnight sailing, this cruise promises maximum time to absorb the stunning scenery as you dock in the centres of Cadillac, Libourne, Blaye, Pauillac and the World Heritage-listed city of Bordeaux.

The region is home to world famous vineyards with Sauternes, Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Médoc and Graves on its famous route des vins. Delight in the aristocratic châteaux, Gothic churches and the quaint medieval villages of Cadillac and Saint Macaire and the World Heritage-listed citadel of Blaye.

Scenic Tours is offering a number of exclusive offers on France river cruises in 2015. These include extended fly free offers, complimentary suite upgrades and business class flights from only $4,795 per person.

 

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