Are you that person whose holidays revolve around the best meals in town, preferably with Michelin stars? Finally there is a special cruise holiday that caters to the gastro-tourist like you.
Luxury cruise company Belmond’s “Epicurean Burgundy: a 12-star cruise” is a new cruise package that takes you around to six different Michelin-starred restaurants across France.
Six nights, 12 guests, 12 stars. This is the ultimate holiday for gourmands. Cruising through Burgundy and Beaujolais, from St-Jean-de-Losne to Lyon, guests are invited to dine at a different Michelin- starred restaurant each day – experiencing a total of 12 stars.
A dish at La Côte Saint-Jacques, Auxerre
The restaurants in the list include three-star establishments Maison Lameloise in Chagny, and Georges Blanc in Vonnas, two-starred La Côte Saint-Jacques in Auxerre, the iconic Restaurant Paul Bocuse in Lyon, and one-starred restaurants Le Jardin des Rempart in Beaune, and Aux Terrasses in Tournus.
Could you handle it? The gastronomical tour doesn't stop at dining at the top Michelin-starred restaurants, but includes also unforgettable foodie experiences such as a stop at the historic Clos de Vougeot where Cistercian monks first began making wine in the 12th Century, a private tour of the fabled Hotel-Dieu, venturing behind its splendid gothic façade to discover 500 years of Burgundian history and treasures and scenic cruising through the waterways of Burgundy including down the River Saone.
Not to mention of course city tours of the French towns of Chalon-sur-Saone, Tournus and Lyon - the latter being the home of Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie, and the city of the godfather of French cuisine, Paul Bocuse.
Interested? The cruise departs on 9th August 2020 and you can find it here: Belmond
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