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Setting sail from Paris
Paris is a joyful expression of all that is glorious about France, a city of rarified tastes, romantic riverside walks and the occasional rather rude waiter. Although the sights will be familiar even to first-time visitors, this does nothing to lessen their impact; a word like 'iconic' doesn't quite do justice to that first glimpse of Gustave Eiffel's famous tower looming over the Seine. Culture vultures will be in seventh heaven, with a plethora of galleries and museums housing some of the finest art collections in the world, and the restaurant scene is absolutely first class.
The Louvre houses a vast array of artistic treasures, including the world’s most instantly recognisable painting, Leonardo’s ‘Mona Lisa’. Purchase your ticket in advance to avoid the queues.
The picturesque town of Vernon, with its timber-framed houses and medieval church, is a pleasant place for a riverside stroll, but most visitors are just passing through en route to Claude Monet’s house and beautiful gardens in the nearby village of Giverny.
Rouen has endured a turbulent history: it was here that Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake in 1431, and much of the city was destroyed during World War II. Many cruise visitors head straight for Paris, an hour away by train, which is a shame since there’s so much to see in Rouen, including a beautiful cathedral and the atmospheric Medieval quarter.
France: Mantes la Jolie
Arriving in Paris
The latest ‘up and coming’ neighbourhood changes on a regular basis, though districts such as Montmartre and the Latin Quarter retain a timeless appeal.
Your home from home
Uniquely designed and decorated, with an exceptional attention to detail, S.S. Joie de Vivre has been crafted to reflect the specific area in which she operates.
What we love
Uniworld's newest Super Ship joined the fleet in 2017, bringing a new level of luxury to the river Seine. The decor is stylish but understated, inspired by 20th century Parisian design, and staterooms are surprisingly spacious, with a cleverly designed French balcony opening the room to the outside. Dining at the main Restaurant Le Pigalle and the café style Le Bistrot is an absolute treat, and the spa and wellness centre undergoes a miraculous transformation every evening to become Claude's, a glitzy cocktail bar and supper club.
Relaxed and informal during the day, giving way to an elegant evening atmosphere.
Tailor-make your trip
Extend your stay in Paris
There are so many fantastic hotels. For good value and peace, how about the Grandes Ecoles, beautifully secluded.
Day trips from Paris
If you’ve time, go out to Versailles for a fascinating visit to the great palace.