Chalon sur Saone to Tarascon with Scenic

South of France

Tour the south of France on a Scenic Space-Ship. Feast on exquisite French cuisine and marvel at the beautiful landscapes on a 13 day cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon.

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All inclusive

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Scenic Jasper in Wachau Valley.




Tour Highlights

France has been called the breadbasket of the world, and for those who love romantic French settings served with a side of wine and cheese, or a tasty French meal, then this is the tour for you. 

On board your Scenic luxury cruise, guests will have the opportunity to join a master class in French cooking, or simply enjoy the relaxing amenities on board. Land tours include a live music performance at a classic French castle, guided cycle tours through charming French villages, and hikes through manicured vineyards where you can enjoy the wine varietals of the region.

South of France- Full Itinerary

Scenic South of France
Scenic South of France


Day 1 – Chalon-sur-Saône

Your friendly crew await to welcome you aboard your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your journey through France’s iconic south. Arrival transfers included from Lyon airport, please book flights to arrive by 1pm, or Lyon or Chalon-sur-Saône Train Stations.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 – Chalon-sur-Saône > Tournus

This morning explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. Alternatively, visit the estate of Château de Savigny-les-Beaune to see the impressive collection of motorcycles, race cars and fighter planes.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cycling, Château Lagrange, Bordeaux, France.
Cycling, Château Lagrange, Bordeaux, France.

Day 3 – Tournus

Experience the magnificent Château de Cormatin, or savour French truffles in nearby villages.
Upon your return to Tournus you’ll enjoy a relaxing cruise to Mâcon. Alternatively, join a guided cycle to Mâcon and meet the ship there, or join a class in Scenic Culinaire on board whilst cruising.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Macon

Visit the fabulous Bresse Museum, or taste wine in the Mâconnais-Beaujolais region. Alternatively, visit Cluny, the village surrounding the great Benedictine Abbey.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Lyon

Enjoy a tour of Lyon, or an excursion to the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Alternatively, visit the exclusive Paul Bocuse culinary school.
Lyon has a Botanical Gardens and Zoo within cycling distance if you’re up for the challenge on your free afternoon.

Experience the French extravaganza that is the can-can amidst other performances when you are treated to the exclusive gala spectacular, Scenic Rouge, under the big-top onshore this evening in Lyon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

One of Scenic's incredible range of foods. Image courtesy Jason Dutton-Smith.
One of Scenic’s incredible range of foods. Image courtesy Jason Dutton-Smith.

Day 6 – Tournon

Cruising from Lyon you’ll have the opportunity to join a master class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax on board and soak in the expansive panoramas of this picturesque region as you glide into Tournon. On arrival, meet a spirited local for a fun and informative lecture on the French paradox and etiquette.

Overlooking the Rhône, Tournon Castle is a must-see for visitors. Enjoy an afternoon aperitif on the terrace of the castle accompanied by local musicians. You’ll find it a great soundtrack to a truly awe-inspiring backdrop.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Tournon > Viviers

Visit the spectacular wine cave within Tournon Castle for a tasting, or enjoy a walking tour of Tain l’Hermitage, which includes a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. You could also take a guided cycle to delightful neighbouring villages, or hike the famed Saint-Joseph vineyard for a tasting of the delicious varietals amidst the vines.
In the afternoon relax on board as we cruise to Viviers.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – Viviers > Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers, including an organ recital at Viviers Cathedral.

Tour the Ardèche National Park and immerse yourself in the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum, or visit the aromatic Lavender Museum. Alternatively, choose to canoe through one of Europe’s largest natural canyons, or tour Grignan in Provence.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Scenic dining riverside. Image courtesy Jason Dutton-Smith.

Day 9 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape > Avignon

Enhance your culinary prowess with a lesson in Scenic Culinaire, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a charming Côtes du Rhône vineyard.
Afternoon cruising to Avignon where you’ll tour the iconic Pope’s Palace.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 – Avignon

Shop with a Chef at a local market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire. Alternatively, tour Gordes and l’Isle-sur-la-Sourge, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard.
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in Avignon.

Be treated to a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Pope’s Palace of Avignon, among the most visited sites in France. After the doors close to the general public, you’ll partake in an exclusive gala dinner and classical concert in the opulent Grand Tinel room.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 – La Camargue

Fine tune your cooking skills in Scenic Culinaire, or take in the wild beauty of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and visit the Parc Ornithologique. You could also visit the fortified Mediterranean village of Aigues-Mortes.
Enjoy leisurely cruising this afternoon. And tonight on board, enjoy a live music performance by a Camargue gypsy band.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 – Tarascon

Tour the artistic heritage of Arles, and explore the Arles Arena, or visit the hilltop village of Les Baux before tasting the local products at a charming family-run olive farm. Alternatively, visit Saint-Rémy including Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 – Tarascon > Nice Airport

Disembark after breakfast for your transfer to Nice Airport. Marseille Airport transfers are available on request. Please book flights to depart after 1pm.

Meals included: Breakfast


  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship luxury
  • Exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Freechoice activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
  • Meals


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