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A Portrait of Majestic France

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Uniworld 15 Day Cruise on S.S. Joie de Vivre, Uniworld from £6,299 pp  

Departure 01 September 2019 | A Portrait of Majestic France

Fares are cruise-only unless otherwise stated. Contact us to add flights and tailor-make your holiday.

Destinations

  • Paris
  • Vernon
  • Rouen
  • Caudebec-En-Caux
  • Rouen
  • Mantes-La-Jolie
  • Paris
  • Blaye
  • Pauillac
  • Cadillac
  • Libourne
  • Bordeaux

A Portrait of Majestic France

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Day by day itinerary

Day 1 — Paris
Paris, France

Paris, France

Day 2 — Vernon
Vernon, Normandy, France

Vernon, Normandy, France

Day 3 — Rouen
Vernon

Vernon

Day 4 — Caudebec-En-Caux
Day 5 — Rouen
Vernon

Vernon

Day 6 — Mantes-La-Jolie
Day 7 to 8 — Paris
Paris, France

Paris, France

Day 9 — Blaye
Day 10 — Pauillac
Pauillac

Pauillac

Day 11 — Cadillac
Day 12 to 13 — Libourne
Day 14 to 15 — Bordeaux
Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Bordeaux as a whole, rather than any particular points within it, is what you'll want to visit in order to understand why Victor Hugo described it as Versailles plus Antwerp, and why the painter Francisco de Goya, when exiled from his native Spain, chose it as his last home (he died here in 1828). The capital of southwest France and the region's largest city, Bordeaux remains synonymous with the wine trade: wine shippers have long maintained their headquarters along the banks of the Garonne, while buyers from around the world arrive for the huge biennial Vinexpo show (held in odd-number years).Bordeaux is, admittedly, a less exuberant city than many others in France, but lively and stylish elements are making a dent in its conservative veneer. The cleaned-up riverfront is said by some, after a bottle or two, to exude an elegance reminiscent of St. Petersburg, and that aura of 18th-century élan also permeates the historic downtown sector—“le vieux Bordeaux"—where fine shops invite exploration. To the south of the city center are old docklands undergoing renewal—one train station has now been transformed into a big multiplex movie theater—but the area is still a bit shady. To get a feel for the historic port of Bordeaux, take the 90-minute boat trip that leaves Quai Louis-XVIII every weekday afternoon, or the regular passenger ferry that plies the Garonne between Quai Richelieu and the Pont d'Aquitaine in summer. A nice time to stroll around the city center is the first Sunday of the month, when it's pedestrian-only and vehicles are banned.

Sailing on S.S. Joie de Vivre

Uniworld’s newest Super Ship—S.S. Joie de Vivre—will bring the “joy of living” to the rivers of France

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  • 1 year complimentary Priority Pass membership
  • Complimentary airport lounge access *
  • Welcome Home Gift

* fly-cruise only

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