Journey from historic Normandy to breathtaking Provence and vineyard-rich Burgundy. For Francophiles in love with the culture, history, cuisine and romance of France, this is truly the ultimate voyage. You’ll experience nothing less than the full scope of France, from north to south, sailing three rivers and embarking upon 26 in-depth shore excursions. From the beaches of Normandy to the verve and romance of Paris; rich vineyard country to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean, this itinerary in France is truly nonpareil!
Soak up the joie de vivre that makes France one of the most adored countries in the world. From the bridges of Paris to the beaches of Normandy and the sunny landscapes of the Mediterranean, you will experience the best of France. Explore Paris and then sail north on the Seine. Discover the charming towns of Honfleur and Giverny, which inspired the Impressionists. Walk the beaches of Normandy, and visit Rouen, where Joan of Arc was martyred.
As you sail south through Burgundy and Provence, from Chalon-sur-Saône to Arles, you will enjoy lively towns and gorgeous landscapes. Visit Lyon, the culinary capital of France. Walk through the streets of Arles, the town immortalized by Van Gogh. And explore the well-preserved Medieval city of Avignon. In between, you’ll find art, architecture, history, culture, fine wine, and tantalizing cuisine, all in one grand adventure.
Epicurean Adventurer Program™ includes: Route to Beaune or Arles with shopping at an open-air food market | Côtes du Rhône wine tasting in Tain l’Hermitage | Crêpes Suzette-making demonstration and tasting | Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.
SPECIAL EXCURSIONS: In 2014, join Uniworld as we commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day with exclusive excursions available in Normandy during this itinerary.
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