A six-night river cruise in France will take you to a different Michelin-star restaurant every night of the week.

Scenic French village by a river
A luxury river cruise in France will take guests to a different Michelin-starred restaurant each day ©Belmond

Departing on 9 August, 2020, guests on board Belmond Napoléon will enjoy a gentle, gastronomic cruise through Burgundy and Beaujolais, sailing from St-Jean-de-Losne to Lyon where they are invited to dine at a different Michelin-starred restaurant each evening. Restaurants range from one Michelin star to those who have been awarded the highest accolade of three stars. 

Gastronomic pitstops include Le Jardin des Rempart in the walled town of Beanue, Aux Terrasses in Tournus, La Côte Saint-Jacques just outside of Auxerre on the River Yonne, Restaurant Paul Bocuse in Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, and three-star holders Maison Lameloise and Georges Blanc, which has held three Michelin stars since 1982.

A small river cruise boat sails through a scenic French village
Belmond Napoléon ©Belmond

The luxury, food-centric trip also includes a stop at the historic wine-producing estate, Clos de Vougeot where Cistercian monks first began making wine in the 12th-century. Also on the menu is a private tour of the fabled Hotel-Dieu, one of Lyon's most iconic buildings. Along the way, guests will have the chance to visit local markets, cycle along scenic trails, tour cathedrals and Roman ruins, and enjoy cooking classes and wine tasting.

A dinner plate with terrine and vegetables
Dinner at La Côte Saint-Jacques ©Jean-Michel Lorain

A week’s ‘Epicurean Burgundy: A 12 Star Cruise’ starts from €7333 ($8000) per person on an all-inclusive basis including all meals and a private transfer – based on 12 people travelling on board. The Napoléon has six spacious cabins with en-suite bathrooms and an outdoor hot tub on the sun deck. For more information, see here.

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