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The Connoisseur Collection

Onboard and onshore, embrace France’s finest culinary traditions on our unique cruises designed especially for epicureans. The Connoisseur Collection is exclusively available on select 2016 departures of “Paris & Normandy,” “Burgundy & Provence” and “Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux” itineraries.

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Paris & Normandy

8 DAYS
FROM Paris to Paris

SHIP / River Baroness

DEPARTURES:
June 19; July 17, 24; August 7, 14

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • La Couronne restaurant, where Julia Child first experienced French cuisine
  • Tastings of local delicacies, such as cheeses, cider, and calvados (apple brandy)
  • Visit to Café Terra, near Monet’s gardens in Giverny
  • Signature Lecture onboard: “From Vatel to Bocuse—Chef Dynasties in France”
  • Onboard Champagne tasting with a Uniworld sommelier
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Burgundy & Provence

8 DAYS
FROM Avignon to Lyon

SHIP / S.S. Catherine

DEPARTURES:
June 26; July 10, 17, 24

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Afternoon cocktail reception at Château de Seigneurs in Tournon
  • Visit to a truffle farm and the village of Grignan
  • Cooking demonstration and tea party at the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon
  • Signature Lecture onboard: “From Vatel to Bocuse—Chef Dynasties in France”
  • Onboard Valrhona chocolate tasting and wine pairing
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Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux

8 DAYS
FROM Bordeaux to Bordeaux

SHIP / River Royale

DEPARTURES:
June 26; July 24, 31; August 14, 21

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit to Château Royal de Cazeneuve for a Sauternes wine-pairing lunch, and Château de Roquetaillade for an architectural tour
  • Visit to the Rémy Martin Estate for a tasting of cognac
  • Sunset cocktail party on the island of Patiras
  • Signature Lecture onboard: “From Vatel to Bocuse—Chef Dynasties in France”
  • Onboard Valrhona chocolate tasting and wine pairing