A DELICIOUS ESCAPE TO FRANCE
Bonjour! Comment ça va? Je suis très excité aujourd’hui car je pense à un voyage en France. Veux-tu me rejoindre?* Yes, I’m obsessing about all things French and fabulous at the moment and it’s not just the byproduct of the striking countryside that’s been the backdrop to the past three weeks of the Tour de France. It’s because on April 8, 2019, Escape and delicious. magazine have joined forces with Scenic to present a 13-day, 12-night, South of France river cruise.
Kerrie McCallum, delicious. editorin-chief and guru of all things food and wine will host the first part of the trip. I’ll then hop on board to talk travel and holidays and explore the glorious historic, culinary and natural highlights of the region.
The cruise starts in Chalon-surSaône and weaves along the Rhone River including stops and tours in Mâcon, Lyon, Tournon, Avignon, La Camargue, and Tarascon before ending in Nice. Kerrie and I are very excited about this trip and would love to see you on board.
If you need any hints, start with this: Lyon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, fromagerie, Paul Bocuse, allinclusive, Bresse, Burgundy, lavender, Nice, luxury, Côtes du Rhône, and papalines. How about Valrhona, Rembrandt, the Rhône, butler service, and nicoise? Then conjure thoughts of truffles, Pérouges, ratatouille, Gauguin, Palais des Papes, and beaujolais. Are you now ready to book a French holiday, tout de suite? *I can’t speak French but love a challenge so I’m trialling a few translation apps. I’m hoping this means: Hello! How are you? I’m very excited today as I’m thinking about a trip to France. Care to join me?
JANA FRAWLEY, NATIONAL TRAVEL EDITOR