JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION: AUTUMN ON THE ATLANTIC COAST

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James Beard Foundation: Autumn on the Atlantic Coast

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Sep 19 Sat
9:45 PM
 
Sep 20 Sun
At Sea
Sep 21 Mon
6:00 AM
7:00 PM
 
Sep 22 Tue
7:00 AM
2:00 PM
 
Sep 23 Wed
12:01 PM
6:00 PM
 
Sep 24 Thu
At Sea
Sep 24 Thu
1:00 PM
11:59 PM
 
Sep 25 Fri
12:01 AM
2:00 PM
 
Sep 26 Sat
8:00 AM
8:00 PM
 
Sep 27 Sun
At Sea
Sep 28 Mon
8:00 AM
3:00 PM
 
Sep 29 Tue
7:00 AM
 
SAT SEP 19
TO 9:45 PM London

day 1 London, England


London, England
London, one of the world's top destinations, is a city begging to be explored. Steeped in history, the well-known sites of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Trafalgar Square beckon, or get a modern perspective from the top of the London Eye. This cosmopolitan city offers all the world cuisines you’re used to, but there are still places to find traditional British fare like bangers and mash or shepherds’ pie.
MON SEP 21
6:00 AM TO 7:00 PM Honfleur

day 3 Honfleur, France


Honfleur, France
Sitting on the estuary where the Seine River meets the English Channel, the charming character of this harbor town has been the subject of artists like Claude Monet and Eugene Boudin. The 15th century St. Catherine’s church is an interesting vaulted timber structure built by shipbuilders. And a walk along the edge of the Honfleur Estuary will pass town gardens, beaches, and a view of the Normandy Bridge. You can also find the intriguing local cider along the Route du Cidre.
TUE SEP 22
7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM St Peter Port

day 4 St Peter Port, Guernsey, United Kingdom


St Peter Port, Guernsey, United Kingdom
Positioned off the coast of France in the English Channel, St Peter Port’s cobblestone streets, picturesque marina and historic gardens have earned it the reputation of being Europe’s prettiest harbor town. Its centerpiece is the beautiful Salem Church with its classic stone architecture, believed to be the closest church to a pub in the British Isles. For over 800 years Castle Cornet has stood guard of the town, home to the world-famous Guernsey cows. Victor Hugo also wrote Les Miserables while living here.
WED SEP 23
12:01 PM TO 6:00 PM Le Palais

day 5 Le Palais, Belle-Ile, France


Le Palais, Belle-Ile, France
Find yourself on one of France’s most beautiful islands with staggering cliffs, cheerful green country sides, jagged rocky coastlines, bright pastel houses and the bustling town of Le Palais. The island has been the inspiration for Flaubert and Dumas, Claude Monet and Matisse. And if you take a trek to Vauban’s Citadel you’ll quickly see why.
THU SEP 24
1:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Bassens (Bordeaux)

day 6 Bassens (Bordeaux), France


Bassens (Bordeaux), France
Bordeaux has long been known as La Belle au Bois Dormant, Sleeping Beauty.  And while the beauty part is undeniable, the sleeping part could be argued. Sure, the region is filled with treasures from long ago, including more than 350 historic monuments and buildings in the city alone. But the capital of Aquitaine is also home to a vibrant culture and, as oenophiles well know, is the gateway to some of France’s most famous vineyards. In this UNESCO World Heritage city, 13th century cathedrals and 18th century palaces are commonplace. Venture beyond the city’s borders to the chateaux of the Médoc region or to Saint-Émilion, a breathtaking medieval village set among the vineyards that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
FRI SEP 25
12:01 AM TO 2:00 PM Bassens (Bordeaux)

day 7 Bassens (Bordeaux), France


Bassens (Bordeaux), France
Bordeaux has long been known as La Belle au Bois Dormant, Sleeping Beauty.  And while the beauty part is undeniable, the sleeping part could be argued. Sure, the region is filled with treasures from long ago, including more than 350 historic monuments and buildings in the city alone. But the capital of Aquitaine is also home to a vibrant culture and, as oenophiles well know, is the gateway to some of France’s most famous vineyards. In this UNESCO World Heritage city, 13th century cathedrals and 18th century palaces are commonplace. Venture beyond the city’s borders to the chateaux of the Médoc region or to Saint-Émilion, a breathtaking medieval village set among the vineyards that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
SAT SEP 26
8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM Bilbao

day 8 Bilbao, Spain


Bilbao, Spain
The industrial port of Bilbao is surrounded by lovely green mountains, fertile landscapes with lush forests, steep coasts and the Bay of Biscay. Famed for the curvy, titanium-covered Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum, other sites of Bilbao include the Euskalduna Conference and Music Centre, Norman Foster’s Underground, towers designed by architects Arata Isozaki and Cesar Pelli, and an airport designed by Calatrava.
MON SEP 28
8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Porto

day 10 Porto, Portugal


Porto, Portugal
Built into the granite cliffs at the mouth of the Rio Douro, the hilly city of Porto presents a heady juxtaposition of eras and styles. Here, medieval alleyways, orderly neighborhood squares, and ornate Baroque churches readily intermingle. Porto’s historic heart is a UNESCO site of winding lanes, zigzagging staircases and tiled churches. The highlight, though, is a taste of port wine at its best – a happy accident dating from the 17th century when brandy was discovered to preserve wine for transit. After your choice of palate-pleasing shore excursions, return for an onboard fado folk music performance. 
TUE SEP 29
7:00 AM TO Lisbon

day 11 Lisbon, Portugal


Lisbon, Portugal
The rhythm of Lisbon invites you to join its captivating dance. This splendid capital city on the banks of the Rio Teja offers a warm welcome and an unparalleled blend of architectural styles. Elegant outdoor cafés line the cobbled sidewalks. Turn-of-the-century funiculars climb the scenic hills. Find the UNESCO sites of the Tower of Belem and the Monastery of the Hieronymites. And, everywhere, the city engages you with its easy style and remarkable charm. 

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