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Discover the very best of French culture, food and wine on this exclusive luxury cruise down two of France’s best-known rivers. Explore the wines, villages and historic towns of the Garonne in Bordeaux and the Seine from Normandy down to Paris.
Discover the class and beauty of France on this exclusive river cruising exploration of two of the most dynamic regions in the country, after spending a couple of nights on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. This is France at its finest, a gateway to exploring its fine wines, succulent local produce, historic towns and its world-renowned culture from your luxurious floating hotel.
Your trip starts in the heart of French culture, from your 5-star hotel on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. With a couple of days to explore this iconic, classical city, you can enjoy its cafe culture, its incredible wealth of museums and galleries and of course, its impeccable gastronomy.
From Paris, you board an Air France flight down to the home of refined red wines, Bordeaux. Here you will board the stunning SS, an impeccably designed 6-star ship, created to instantly immerse you in French art, culture and wine. Onboard, you will cruise the River Garonne, exploring the wine region of Bordeaux, on foot and by bike, unlocking some truly unique experiences. After six days of exploring here, you will jump on board the high-speed TGV for a first-class rail journey to board the magical SS Joie de Vivre back in Paris. From here you will head north to explore the incredible landscapes and historical wonders of Normandy, from the heartstoppingly poignant Normandy beaches to the opulent palace of Versailles.
Visiting 6 stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you explore France in style on this once-in-a-lifetime luxury escape.
You will depart from Bordeaux and head back to Paris on board the swift TGV in a first-class seat.
We have selected the most enticing boutique hotel in Paris for your extreme comfort and to match up with your 6-star accommodation on two of the most luxurious river cruisers in the world. Your rooms have been designed with an eye for complete style, created with high-end materials to bring a touch of luxury in every aspect of your stay.
Please note, if the Paris accommodation listed below is unavailable at the time of booking, we will rebook in a hotel of a similar or higher standard.
Hotel Marignan Champs-Elysees - Paris
S.S. Bon Voyage - River Garonne
S.S. Joie de Vivre - River Seine
Luxurious riverview stateroom with a French Balcony
Be in awe with as this stateroom includes a marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products , plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers.
Luxurious riverview grand suite
Be in awe with as this stateroom includes a marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, secluded toilet area, cozy bathrobes and slippers.
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We wanted to create a trip in France that lined up with all the hallmarks of the country itself. It had to be high quality, refined and excellent. It had to provide excellent food and have an air of culture like no other, and with this outstanding river cruise, we have nailed it.
While you will not want to leave your stunning river cruiser, we have designed a range of activities to help you explore rural France your way. Each day there are options to explore, whether you want to do it in an active capacity, cycling the backroads or playing delightful golf courses, or, if you would prefer a more sedate, cultural approach to the local highlights. Every evening, you will sit down to exquisitely prepared food in one of the three dining areas, sampling the best of the local produce and of course, the local wines.
We have ensured that quality is at the heart of every second of this trip, enabling you to relax and soak in all the cultural and natural beauty that France has to offer.
Your trip begins and ends in Paris, the vibrant capital of France. Here, staying on the glorious Champs-Elysées you have a couple of days to explore here before boarding an Air France flight down to Bordeaux. Here you will board your first ship and head along the Garonne River, visiting Bourg sur Gironde, Pauillac la Fayette, Cadillac, Libourne and Bordeaux itself. Then, you will board the TGV and whiz back up to Paris to board your second luxury cruiser from which you will visit Giverny, Rouen, Caudebec-en-Caux, the Normandy Beaches and Versailles before finishing back in Paris where you will meet your onward connection.
We have chosen a 5-star hotel right in the heart of Paris, on the Champs-Elysées, that presents all the extravagance, class and services that match your two floating hotels on the river cruise sections.
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