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Grand France
6 Jun - 20 Jun
14 Nights
15 Ports
Uniworld River Cruises

Grand France

6 June - 20 June 2021
From £7,499 pp
Many Uniworld cruises now include free flights and transfers. Please call us for details of current promotions.

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

15 Ports

6 June

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.

Our tip

The latest ‘up and coming’ neighbourhood changes on a regular basis, though districts such as Montmartre and the Latin Quarter retain a timeless appeal.

7 June

France: Vernon

8 June

France: Rouen

9 June

France: Caudebec

10 June

France: Rouen

11 June

France: Mantes la Jolie

12 June

France: Paris

13 June

France: Lyon

14 June

France: Mâcon

15 June

France: Lyon

16 June

France: Tournon-sur-Rhône

17 June

France: Viviers

18 June

France: Avignon

19 June

France: Tarascon

20 June

Arriving in Avignon

The former papal stronghold of Avignon cuts a dramatic figure, perched above the Rhône and ensconced behind towering walls. The Palais des Papes was home to a succession of 14th century pontiffs, and still looms large over Avignon's atmospheric old town. The cobbled streets that surround the palace are a joy to explore, and you'll also find the ruins of the bridge that gave rise to the famous song. Avignon is more than just an open air museum though, and there is a real buzz about the place during July's popular theatre festival, when the city's hotels are full to bursting.

Don't miss

The Palais des Papes is impressive but do visit early as it’s easy to get held up on the narrow staircases behind large groups.

The Ship

Your home from home

Uniworld - S.S. Joie de Vivre on the Seine
Uniworld River Cruises - S.S. Joie de Vivre stateroom
Uniworld - S.S. Joie de Vivre - Salon Toulouse

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.

Capacity 128 Guests
Crew 52 Staff
Style

Relaxed and informal during the day, giving way to an elegant evening atmosphere.

Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • All alcoholic drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Tea, specialist coffees and soft drinks
  • WiFi on board
  • Bicycles and fitness centre
  • All gratuities
More about S.S. Joie de Vivre

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hotel Grandes Ecoles, Paris

Extend your stay in Paris

There are so many fantastic hotels. For good value and peace, how about the Grandes Ecoles, beautifully secluded.

Palace of Versailles

Day trips from Paris

If you’ve time, go out to Versailles for a fascinating visit to the great palace.

Hotel La Mirande, Avignon

Our favourite hotel in Avignon

La Mirande – intimate, great location and classically French style.

Glanum Roman ruins

Around Avignon

If you are interested in Roman antiquities, visit the archaeological site of Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

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Grand France

6 June - 20 June 2021
From £7,499 pp

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

15 Ports

Ship

S.S. Joie de Vivre of Uniworld River Cruises

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Founded in 1970, we have sold more luxury cruises for more years than anyone else in the UK.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom
Matthew Lonsdale

Mundy Cruising was the very first cruise specialist in the UK. We have been making the best cruise holidays even better since 1970.

How? Simply by offering our clients more expertise, more personal service, more unique ideas, more fascinating add-ons, more fabulous freebies and more peace of mind.

We're happy to do all of that over the phone. But if you prefer to chat face to face, why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP