Whether you’re a Carrie or a Samantha, the glamour of Paris is undeniable. If you’ve been watching the gang in recent reboot And Just Like That, the City of Light has – no spoilers – been a pretty pivotal location. And now superfans can live out their high-fashion fantasies by booking a Seine cruise with original Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell.
That’s right – a small group of holidaymakers can essentially go on vacation with the legendary writer. The Avalon Waterways ‘Storyteller Series’ combines celebrity Q&As and travel to some of the most beautiful places in the world, meaning you can explore stunning scenery while also finding out all about your fave cultural touchstones.
The Sex and the City cruise promises to take in all the romance of Paris, just as our heroines would want. The nine-day itinerary – all of which will be attended by Bushnell – takes in paintings by Monet and van Gogh, Napoleon’s Château de Malmaison and even a lesson in how to prepare the best Chantilly cream. After exploring the French capital and its surroundings, you move onto Les Andelys, where you’ll take a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred. Slightly less glam.
Candace Bushnell isn’t the only celeb signed up. If gripping page-turners are your thing, a Danube river cruise with ‘Gone Girl’ author Gillian Flynn could also be a thrill. The listing promises wine tastings, a medieval knight tournament and a gallery tour of Vienna. Plus, of course, lots of opportunities to ask the writer about how she crafts her twisty, bestselling stories.
The Sex and the City cruise departs on July 19 and prices start at £3,254 ($4,404). Find out how to book on the Avalon Waterways website.