Dreaming About France River cruise AmaWaterways experience

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Dreaming About France River cruise AmaWaterways experience

We are excited to bring you two brand new opportunities to explore France - Impressions of the Seine & Paris and Essence of Burgundy & Provence– and can’t wait to meet you on board to introduce you to the signature AmaWaterways experience once we are sailing again.

Impressions
New Seine River Cruise
The 7-night Impressions of the Seine & Paris Impressions of the Seine & Paris itinerary is the perfect backdrop for our first meeting. This new sailing includes visits to the Italian Renaissance garden of Château d’Ambleville and a land program in St. Malo, France.
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Essence
Rhône and Saône Rivers
Discover France and connect with your new AmaFamily on our new palate-pleasing 7-night itinerary, Essence of Burgundy & Provence. This Chalon-Sur-Saône to Arles sailing includes wine tastings, a visit to a French cooking school and a land program in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Holiday
Taste the Good Life
Whether it’s a sought-after glass of Hermitage red wine or the lighter taste and floral notes of white wine from Roussane and Marsanne grapes, we look forward to introducing you to the unique flavors of each region.

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You will visit the following 4 places:

Switzerland

Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. While still named the Swiss Confederation for historical reasons, modern Switzerland is a federal directorial republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, called '"federal city". Situated in Western-Central Europe, Switzerland is also a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura. Spanning the intersection of Germanic and Romance Europe, Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh. Although the majority of the population are German speaking, Swiss national identity is rooted in a common historical background, shared values such as federalism and direct democracy, and Alpine symbolism. One of the most developed countries in the world, Switzerland ranks at or near the top globally in several metrics of national performance, including government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic competitiveness, and human development. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails.

Paris

Paris

Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,193,031, but the Paris metropolitan area has a population of 11,836,970, and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. In 2009 and 2010, the city has been ranked among the three most important and influential cities in the world, among the first three "European cities of the future" according to a research published by Financial Times and among the top ten cities in the world in which to live according to the British review Monocle.  The city is the home of the most visited art museum in the world; ''the Louvre'' as well as the ''Musée d'Orsay'' noted for its collection of French Impressionist art, and the ''Musée National d'Art Moderne'' a museum of modern and contemporary art. The notable architectural landmarks of Paris include Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); and the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur on Montmartre (1914). In 2014 Paris received 22.4 million visitors, making it one of the world's top tourist destinations. It is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants. Most of France's major universities and grandes écoles are located in Paris, as are France's major newspapers, including Le Monde, Le Figaro, and Libération.

Geneva

Geneva

Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains, the city has views of dramatic Mont Blanc. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is a global city, a financial center, and worldwide center for diplomacy due to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. Geneva is the city that hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world. It is also the place where the Geneva Conventions were signed, which chiefly concern the treatment of wartime non-combatants and prisoners of war.

Vitry-sur-Seine

Vitry-sur-Seine

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