Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: See beautiful Bordeaux with TV chef James Martin


With breathtaking scenery and glorious weather almost all year round, the Atlantic coast of France is home to medieval landmarks and magnificent vineyards. 

And on this eight-day luxury river cruise along the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde, you’ll experience the region’s full flavour – with one of the UK’s most popular chefs, James Martin.

The chef, who hosts his own ITV show – Saturday Morning With James Martin – says his early trips to the Bordeaux region are what cemented his passion for food and set him on the path to a culinary career. 

During an oyster and wine tasting at Cussac-Fort-Medoc, James will tell tales of trying his first croissant during his formative years working in kitchens in the area. Pictured are mist-covered vineyards in the region

He worked as a trainee in the Michelin-starred Hostellerie de Plaisance in Saint-Emilion, and is a regular visitor to this beautiful part of France.

He’ll share his love of the area during an exclusive talk, gala dinner, oyster-tasting and a French classics cooking demonstration. 

Also on this fabulous foodie experience will be wine expert Susy Atkins, who will take part in tastings of the region’s delicious wines with you.

The Pont de Pierre in Bordeaux. The city is the hub of a region that is home to some of the world’s best-known wine estates 




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