Grand France (2017) : S.S. Joie de Vivre

15 Days From Paris To Avignon


Explore France from north to south on this enticing and all-encompassing itinerary.

From the beaches of Normandy to the iconic skyline of Paris, from lush vineyards to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean, this itinerary in France is truly beyond compare. Designed for travelers with a passion for the culture, history, cuisine and romance of France, this scenic voyage is a celebration of the joie de vivre that makes France one of the most adored countries in the world. Onboard your luxurious ship, you'll cruise along three rivers and head ashore for an array of memorable and in-depth shore excursions. Wander at your leisure through Monet's glorious gardens, the inspiration for some of his most beloved paintings; kayak under the graceful arches of the Pont du Gard, built by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago; enjoy a recital of baroque favorites in a 12th-century cathedral; and visit the famous Les Halles food market in Lyon, France's culinary epicenter.



All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 14 dinners

2 Captain's Welcome and 2 Captain's Farewell Receptions

2 Welcome and 2 Farewell Gala Dinners

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water


12 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts

Guided "Go Active," "Do as the Locals Do," "Village Day" and "Gentle Walking" options

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks


14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring River Baroness and the striking S.S. Catherine

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options

Free Internet and Wi-Fi access


1 country: France

4 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

All transfers on arrival and departure days

All gratuities, both onboard and onshore

First class TGV train between Paris and Lyon

Captivating onboard local entertainment

Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures

Exclusive Connoisseur Collection and Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program on select summer departures

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12798766

Cruise Line
15 Days
Cruise Ship
S.S. Joie de Vivre

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Day 1Paris  
Day 2Vernon  
Day 3Rouen  
Day 4Rouen  
Day 5Caudebec-En-Caux  
Day 6Conflans-Sainte-Honorine  
Day 7Paris  
Day 8Paris  
Day 9Macon  
Day 10Lyon  
Day 11Tournon/Train l'Hermitage  
Day 12Viviers  
Day 13Avignon  
Day 14Tarascon  
Day 15Avignon  

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