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

Grand France

18 August - 1 September 2024
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

13 Ports

18 August

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.

Don't miss

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.

19 August

France: Vernon

20 August

France: Rouen

21 August

France: Caudebec

22 August

France: Rouen

23 August

France: Mantes la Jolie

24 August

France: Paris

25-26 August

France: Lyon

27 August

France: Mâcon

28 August

France: Tain I'Hermitage

29 August

France: Viviers

30 August

France: Avignon

31 August - 1 September

Arriving in 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.

Our tip

Try and get a reservation at L’Atelier where Michelin starred chef Jean-Luc Rabanel offers you a meal that is a work of art in itself. You could even combine it with a half-day cooking class.

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 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.

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Grand France

18 August - 1 September 2024
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

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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