Local Viticulture

One can hardly imagine France without conjuring the flavors of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Champagne and more. From the iconic vineyards of the Bordeaux region to the châteaux throughout Provence, timeless winegrowing traditions permeate throughout the country and into the regions we visit along the rivers.

Celebrate life’s sweetest moments with an intoxicating pairing of ultra-rich, honeyed Sauternes wine from Bordeaux.
Hermitage, a French wine Appellation d’Origine Controlée (AOC), is one of the most sought-after wines in the world.
Thirsting for a papal history lesson as you enjoy a nuanced, flavorful wine with sumptuous texture, intensity and heavenly aromatics including black currants, blackberries and herbs de Provence?
Nestled in the French countryside between Libourne and Castillon-la-Bataille, the small village of Saint-Émilion is a jewel of the Bordeaux wine region.

Authentic RegionalCuisine

Aboard our ships, you will always be treated to regionally-inspired cuisine prepared with the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients. Delight in such delicacies as flaky croissant, French onion soup, freshly caught Normandy seafood, veal drizzled with truffle oil, locally-grown beets and a variety of rich French cheeses. Try your hand at making some of our exceptional French recipes below.

Local Recipes

Pictured: Lavender Crème Brûlée