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Grand France
1 Sep - 15 Sep
14 Nights
13 Ports
Uniworld River Cruises

Grand France

1 September - 15 September 2024
From £8,899 pp
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Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from France

Ports

13 Ports

1-2 September

Setting sail from Arles

The charming little town of Arles sits at the head of the Rhône delta, on the northern fringe of the sprawling marshlands of the Camargue. It's a town with a long history, as evidenced by an impressive array of Roman ruins, and though the gladiators may be long gone the 20,000 seater amphitheatre still plays host to the bloody and controversial spectacle of the corrida (bullfight). Whether or not you approve of all the local traditions, Arles is a great place to sample the essence of Provençal culture, and we particularly recommend the vibrant Saturday market.

Don't miss

Visit the Fondation Vincent van Gogh for its great exhibitions.

3 September

France: Avignon

4 September

France: Viviers

5 September

France: Tain I'Hermitage

6 September

France: Lyon

7 September

France: Mâcon

8 September

France: Lyon

9 September

France: Vernon

10 September

France: Rouen

11 September

France: Caudebec

12 September

France: Rouen

13 September

France: Mantes la Jolie

14-15 September

Arriving in 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.

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 Particulier, Arles

Our favourite hotel in Arles

We like the pretty Hotel Particulier, a lovely 19th century mansion.

Van Gogh - Harvest at Arles

Art in Arles

Arles is a great base for learning more about Van Gogh in Provence. Take a guided tour to learn more and see some great masterpieces.

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.

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Grand France

1 September - 15 September 2024
From £8,899 pp

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from France

Ports

13 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.
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.

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