Reflections On The Seine
Your vacation in France begins with a night in Paris-“The City of Light.” You’ll board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Le Havre and enjoy guided sightseeing in the port town before embarking on your Seine River cruise. You’ll cruise to Caudebec and take an excursion to Normandy. Choose from a selection of excursions, including a tour of the WWII landing beaches at Normandy, with the memorials and monuments to the allied forces, or a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties of this area. Continue to Rouen for a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. Sail on to Les Andelys for guided tours of its picturesque village, and nearby castle ruins. Continue your Seine River cruise through France to visit the home of master artist Claude Monet at the gardens of Giverny or visit magnificent Bizy Castle. Next, cruise to Conflans-home of Van Gogh and Bonaparte, to see both provincial inspirations for the artist’s paintings, and grand opulence of the emperor’s home. Your river cruise along the Seine returns to Paris. Discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour to see the iconic city landmarks of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. You’ll long reflect on this remarkable cruise on the Seine River, with panoramic views and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.
Day 1 Paris: welcome to FranceDay 2 Paris–Le Havre (Embarkation): time at leisure in Paris; transfer to Le Havre; onboard welcome reception Day 3 Le Havre: guided tourDay 4 Caudebec. Excursions to Normandy: choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursionDay 5 Rouen: choice of guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral; time at leisureDay 6 Les Andelys–Vernon: choice of guided tour, or hike to Chteau Gaillard in Les Andelys; crêpes tasting and pastry demonstration on board; choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle Day 7 Conflans: choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine’s Chteau de Malmaison Day 8 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walking tour to see Paris’historic sights Day 9 Paris (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Paris – Le Havre (Embarkation)
Caudebec. Excursion To Normandy