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La Basilique Notre Dame le Fourivere
Make an early morning venture into Lyon to witness the sunrise
at La Basilique Notre Dame le Fourivere. Built between 1872 and
1844 by Pierre Basson, this beautiful structure has been described as a ‘treasure of humanity,’ taking watch over the city and providing a truly wonderful vantage point, from which to watch the sun come up. Head back to your ship for a wonderfully French breakfast of croissants, eggs Florentine and even a glass of champagne if you wish in Crystal Dining.
Later in the morning, why not wander through Lyon's hidden traboules – secret passageways that date back to the 4th century, or visit the medieval village of Perouges, which has been well preserved since the 14th century and is one of the most picturesque villages in the region. Using your free time, we recommend paying a visit to the Musée des Confluences. Aptly located at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, the contemporary metal and glass surrounds of the museum houses exhibitions that tell the tale of humankind and the science behind life as we know it.
As the gastronomic capital of France, it wouldn’t make sense to visit Lyon and not immerse yourself in its culinary delights. Head out to the local market with the on board chef and choose your own locally grown produce, then cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, making a delicious creation with your findings. If you’d rather watch than get hands on, why not join a tour of the Paul Bocuse Institute, the exclusive culinary school owned by the famous chef? Here you’ll see the students perfecting the art of French cuisine before watching a cooking demonstration.
Delve into fine dining on board at L’Amour, where your taste buds will be tantalised by an array of delicacies cooked and plated to perfection, with delights such as traditional soupe l’oingion cidre, lamb carré and pistachio crème brulée on the menu.
A world-class selection of wines
8 Day Lyon > Marseille
You’ll have time to explore the cities of Avignon and Tarascon at leisure. Perhaps take a trip to Avignon Cathedral and Alpilles Natural Regional Park.
from £2,070 per person
SOUTH OF FRANCE
11 Day Lyon > Lyon
Over 11 days, cruise along the Saone & Rhone through the South of France in 5-star all-inclusive luxury. Highlights include Lyon, Avignon, Viviers & Beaune.
from £2,940 per person
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Terms and conditions apply for all offers, for full terms and conditions please visit www.scenic.co.uk/shared/terms-and-conditions. Free City Stay only applicable to select dates on selected itineraries and linking to set cruises. Free city stay discount is not combinable with discount for identical sailing date. City stays and extension packages cannot be purchased as a standalone tour. The FREE Business Class Flight Upgrade is limited and is valid one way only on our 2019/20 Australia & New Zealand and Southeast Asia itineraries. Offer is available on qualifying flights and upgrades are subject to availability. Supplements may apply if travelling on non-specified routes and from regional departure points. Upgrades are non-transferable and no cash or credit alternative will be offered. The promotion has no cash value. Business Class offer is not combinable with any other offers. Private door-to-door chauffeur transfers are complimentary within a 75 miles and are subject to availability. For guests who live outside of 75 miles, an additional supplement of £2.00 per mile will be charged thereafter, UK mainland only.