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RIVER CRUISING IN FRANCE


Lyon, a tasting tour of Chalon-sur-Saône food shops, a grand dinner in Paris, wine tastings hosted by local families who open their vineyards to us... all sharing the heritage and vintage specialties of each region.


“ – Michelle Lavrado, River Cruise “Architect”


We’re so excited about the experiences we feature on our Rhône River cruises. A visit to Les Halles de ” A TASTE OF LOCAL


LIFE, EXPERTLY DONE La vie gourmande. Loosely translated, it suggests a life full of epicurean delights, like the tantalizing treats that make our two new riverboat cruises along the Rhône and Saône rivers so irresistibly appetizing. Cruise through vineyards lush with traditions cultivated through the centuries, docking in medieval towns and cities to taste local vintages and savor a bit of daily life. We’ll introduce you to winemakers, chefs and culinary artisans along the way so you can enjoy the fruits of their labors and learn some of their secrets. We’ll wine and dine you onboard and ashore with regional specialties that tempt the palate. And we’ll serve up a feast of activities and excursions that celebrate the region with in-depth visits led by our local guides and Tauck Directors, interactive demonstrations and exclusive cultural experiences only available with Tauck.


WHAT’S THE WEATHER? Paris and the Rhône Valley, Provence and Lyon areas


enjoy a temperate climate; guests can expect generally warm, sunny weather with the occasional heat wave and rain shower during the summer months, and relatively mild weather and a pleasant climate in September & October.


Call your travel agent or Tauck at 800-468-2825 Here’s a sample of what you’ll experience on our France river cruises:


 A truly grand dinner at Fouquet’s on the Champs-Elysées, the chic Paris brasserie whose exclusive elegance, classic cuisine and celebrity clientele have made it the place to dine for over a century


 Savoring Beaujolais Nouveau with the winemakers themselves at a vineyard in the region that gave the variety its name


 Sampling Côtes-du-Rhône and other fine Rhône Valley wines at a tasting aboard the riverboat in medieval Tournon-sur-Rhône


 Enjoying regional wines and cuisine during dinner overlooking the Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard, on the River Gardon


 Gathering culinary secrets on seasonal ingredients and contrasting flavors at a renowned cooking school


 Meeting Provençal cowboys and their prized black bulls at a working farm in La Camargue, complete with a meal featuring their organic Provençal specialties


Celebrating Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a tasting


Making mouth-watering discoveries at Lyon’s famed Les Halles food market


Exploring Cluny Abbey, Haras Nationale equestrian center, your choice of select Paris museums & more


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