Grand France (2024)

14 nights sailing from Arles (France) on cruise ship S.S. Joie de Vivre

Itinerary: Sailing from Arles (France), visiting Arles (France), Avignon (France), Viviers, France, Tain L'Hermitage, France, Lyon (France), Mâcon (Beaune), Lyon (Disembark), Transfer to Paris via High-Speed, Vernon, Fran
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Cruise Grand France (2024)

14 nights sailing from Arles (France) on cruise ship S.S. Joie de Vivre

from £6,499 Price per person

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Cruise Itinerary

Full Itinerary
Day 1 Arles (France)
Day 2 Arles (France)
Day 3 Avignon (France)
Day 4 Viviers, France
Day 5 Tain L'Hermitage, France
Day 6 Lyon (France)
Day 7 Mâcon (Beaune)
Day 8 Lyon (Disembark), Transfer to Paris via High-Speed
Day 9 Vernon, France
Day 10 Rouen (France)
Day 11 Caudebec en caux
Day 12 Rouen (France)
Day 13 Mantes-la-Jolie (France)
Day 14 Paris
Day 15 Paris
Grand France (2024) Cruise itinerary  - Uniworld

Grand France (2024)

14 nights Cruise on S.S. Joie de Vivre. Sailing from Arles (France), visiting Arles (France), Avignon (France), Viviers, France, Tain L'Hermitage, France, Lyon (France), Mâcon (Beaune), Lyon (Disembark), Transfer to Paris via High-Speed, Vernon, France, Rouen (France), Caudebec en caux, Rouen (France), Mantes-la-Jolie (France), Paris, ending in Paris.

Grand France (2024) Cruise itinerary  - Uniworld
Grand France (2024) Cruise itinerary  - Uniworld

Arles (France)

Arles is a city and commune in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, in the former province of Provence. The city has a long history and was of considerable importance in the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis. The Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1981. The Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh lived in and produced over 300 paintings and drawings during his time there.

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Arles (France)

Arles is a city and commune in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, in the former province of Provence. The city has a long history and was of considerable importance in the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis. The Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1981. The Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh lived in and produced over 300 paintings and drawings during his time there.

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Avignon (France)

Avignon is today a small provincial city on the banks of the Rhône. A city subdued by walls that concentrate and guard it. For its buildings and its monumental wealth, as well as for the importance of its Performing Arts Festival, Avignon is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Viviers, France

City of France, found by two rivers, the Rhone and it's canal. Surprising it's cathedral, the smallest in France, located between the river and the mountain. Some important monuments to visit are: the Cathedral of Saint-Vincent, Old Town, 16th - 18th century buildings, and the Town Hall.

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Tain L'Hermitage, France

City in france know for its wines, on the shore of the Rhone river. On eof the most common activities is to visit the hill of the hermitage ending with a tasting of wines and cheese from the region.

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Lyon (France)

The third largest city in France, Lyon is the capital of the Rhone-Alpes region. Along with its vibrant culture the city has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon is known for its historical and architectural landmarks such as The Roman ruins by the Fourviere Basilica, the Ancient Theatre of Fourvicre, the Odeon of Lyon alongside the Gallo-Roman Museum and the Amphitheatre of the Three Gaul to name just a few while it is also heralded as the French capital of gastronomy.

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Mâcon (Beaune)

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Lyon (Disembark), Transfer to Paris via High-Speed

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Vernon, France

Vernon preserves and interesting medieval heritage. The city is also a point of departure to discover mountains and forrests, through the beautiful landscape crossed by the River Senna. This is apromise of wonderful landscapes to practive hicking.

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Rouen (France)

Known as the city of the hundred belltowers, it is located in the northeast of France. You cannot miss the Notre Dame Cathedral, inspiration for Claude Monet, or the monuments risen in honor to Joan of Arc, and the Donjon, castle where she was prisioner during all of her prosecution.

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Caudebec en caux

Picturesque town known as "Les Perles du Val de Seine" where if will call tour attention its docks that offer a pleasant walk to the city center. It also has several monasteries worth visiting such as San Wandrille and San Martin de Boscherville.

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Rouen (France)

Known as the city of the hundred belltowers, it is located in the northeast of France. You cannot miss the Notre Dame Cathedral, inspiration for Claude Monet, or the monuments risen in honor to Joan of Arc, and the Donjon, castle where she was prisioner during all of her prosecution.

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Mantes-la-Jolie (France)

On the banks of the Seine, there is the royal city of Mantes la Jolie, which has an extraordinary historical monument: the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame. Architecture lovers will be fascinated by the sculpted portals, magnificent rose window and luminous nave of this Gothic building from the 12th and 13th centuries.

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Paris

Paris, the capital of France, touristic city. It is one of the most visited cities in the world for its numerous attractions. We can name some of them: The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Bastille.

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Paris

Paris, the capital of France, touristic city. It is one of the most visited cities in the world for its numerous attractions. We can name some of them: The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Bastille.

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The ship: S.S. Joie de Vivre

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S.S. Joie de Vivre, will bring the “joy of living” to the rivers of France. Step aboard your floating pied-à-terre in France, featuring handcrafted furniture and fine antiques, original artwork, and signature accents inspired by 20th-century Parisian design from the Golden Twenties to the free-spirited Sixties, all blending seamlessly with modern conveniences.

Inaugurated 2017
Beam 11,4 m.
Length 125 m.
Occupancy 128
Crew 52
Ratio passenger / crew Premium 2:1
Number of decks 3
Number of staterooms with balcony 27
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What's included onboard?

Every meal onboard, 5 star destination inspired fine dining curated using only the freshest local ingredients.

Pre-booked airport to ship transfers on every sailing in Europe

The most all-inclusive drinks package, unlimited fine wines, top-shelf spirits, handmade cocktails, local beers a selection of soft drinks plus tea & coffee.

Dedicated butler service with every Suite!

A great range of intimate, small-group shore excursions to choose from everyday – many of which exclusive to Uniworld guests.

 The services of the industry's best crew.

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