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Destination : France

France River Cruising
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The rivers of France weave through lands of gastronomy, art and beguiling natural beauty. From the chic city streets and pastel-coloured serenity of the north to the bright lavender fields and medieval villages of the south, a river cruise is the perfect way to see this mesmerising country from a new perspective and explore the diverse landscape in one seamless journey. Fall in love with France, its food and the people who have shaped cultural port of call.

The Seine makes gentle progress from the city of Paris towards Honfluer and the open waters of the English Channel. Wine lovers are in for a treat on the Garonne and Dordogne rivers which snake through the Bordeaux region. And down in beautiful Burgundy, the placid Rhône and Saône cut a path through the sun-kissed south. 

Destinations

Sailing the French rivers

Map

Ever since the Romans arrived people have been coming to France, and staying

The Rivers of France

Wine, history and art – the rivers of France have it all. Between the picturesque Seine, which cuts a path from Paris to the open waters of the English Channel, and the Saône, Rhône and the rivers of the Bordeaux region, each mile is filled with endless discovery.

EXPLORE WITH SCENIC FREECHOICE

as part of your all-inclusive cruise
One of our key beliefs is that guests should be given the freedom and flexibility to do as they please, whether they wish to be relaxed or active, which is why we developed Scenic FreeChoice. With a diverse collection of activities, excursions and experiences, which are included in the cost of your river cruise, guests can choose how they wish to spend their time in each port of call.
Marché aux Vins Cellars, Beaune

Marché aux Vins Cellars, Beaune

Delve into Burgundy’s historic Marché aux Vins Cellars, located within the ancient church of the Cordeliers, for wine tasting session with a local expert.

A guided tour of Cognac, Cognac

A guided tour of Cognac, Cognac

Explore the fortified town of Cognac with an English-speaking guide and sample the region’s world-renowned brandies during a visit to the property of Remy Martin.

Guided canoeing, Ardèche National Park

Guided canoeing, Ardèche National Park

Take an adventurous guided canoe trip through Ardèche National Park, traversing the clear blue waters and intimate rocky coves of this beautiful natural treasure.

HEAD BEHIND THE SCENES WITH OUR SCENIC ENRICH ENCOUNTERS

and experience moments ordinary travellers find inaccessible
Our signature Scenic Enrich experiences grant you access to exquisite multi-sensory moments that you'll treasure for years to come, and you’ll find all this and more on our all-inclusive, exclusive and unique river cruises. Whether you’re attending private concerts tucked away in the secret room of an ornate palace or enjoying an exclusive cocktail reception in a French chateau, these charming handpicked experiences will be one of the main highlights of a cruise with us.
An extended fine dining invitation

Memorable dining experiences

A Scenic river cruise experience is focused on providing fantastic dining options, boasting local and internationally inspired cuisine, which you can discover while on board your Scenic ‘Space-Ship'. Alongside our delicious and diverse menus, you can also enjoy a wide variety of unforgettable gourmet highlights at many of our ports of call.

Exceptional European food and drink

Ensuring authenticity

Showcasing local cultures and age-old traditions is one of our priorities during Scenic river cruises, so all guests have an authentic experience. For this reason, we’ll make sure to take you off the beaten track, providing a variety of truly once-in-a-lifetime moments that are difficult to find elsewhere.

Outstanding experiences

EXCLUSIVE EXCURSIONS

Scenic Enrich experiences are put together to provide our guests with a unique experience, with some unable to be found anywhere else. When transferring from the luxury of your ship to an inspirational private destination, you’ll be made to feel like royalty, and will be able to make treasured memories of your exclusive experiences.

Scenic Cruise Director

Scenic Cruise Director

Zurich

Our Cruise Directors are dedicated to ensuring every guest experiences the ultimate river cruise. As the beating heart of the on-board crew, they’re always on hand to ensure expectations are surpassed with ease.

Save on France River Cruises

Scenic Savings

Save up to £3,000 per couple

Save up to £3,000 per couple on 2015 river cruises.

Offer ends 30th June 2015.
Upgrade Offer

Half price balcony suite upgrade

Half price balcony suite upgrades on selected French river cruises!

Until sold out. Limited upgrades available.

EXPERIENCE AN ALL-INCLUSIVE CRUISE

And leave your wallet in your suite
Throughout the duration of your cruise you will have access to unlimited complimentary drinks when on-board our ships, ranging from top-shelf spirits and cocktails to branded beers and hand-picked wines. Alongside this, you’ll also be treated to a wide range of exceptional dining options to choose from, such as the Italian-themed cuisine of Portobellos, the elegant Crystal Dining Restaurant and the casual, all-day fare of the River Café. Not forgetting these all-inclusive services too:
Butler service included

YOUR OWN BUTLER

In order to go to extra lengths to ensure you relax as much as possible during your time with us, we include a private butler service for each and every one of our guests as standard. This makes us exclusive, as no other river cruise company offers a similar level of luxurious services, which is what makes us stand out from the rest.

Luxurious standard suites

Sumptuous suites

Bigger than the average river cruise cabins on France’s waterways, our suites offer spacious accommodation, as well as elegant and modern décor. Each comes complete with superior queen-size Scenic ‘Slumber Beds’, HDTV, climate control, L’Occitane toiletries and a complimentary mini-bar. Guests also have the option to upgrade to a Balcony Suite in order to enjoy a private full-length balcony with exclusive Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’ system.

All touring is included

Invented for you

Scenic river cruises allow guests to explore destinations in a tailor-made fashion, making the experience even more liberating. We provide handheld GPS touring devices for informative commentaries and interactive maps, as well as electrically assisted-bikes, so that you are able to be more independent and sightsee the highlights of France as and when you please.

“The heat of the sun during the day had warmed the earth so the sunset was scented with the delicate fragrance of nature - vines, earth and flowers.”
Simon 59
N 43° 56’ E 4° 48’