Reflections On The Seine (Southbound)
Start your vacation in France with a night in Paris-“The City of Lights,” before transferring to Le Havre to board your Avalon Suite Ship® for a Seine River cruise. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of this city, part of the World Heritage Sites. From Caudebec, you’ll take an excursion to Normandy for a selection of excursions to choose from. You may wish to tour the beaches at Normandy, with the memorials and monuments for the allied forces, or take 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 pic-turesque 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 showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. You’ll long reflect on this this remarkable cruise on the Seine, 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: 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 sightsDay 9 Paris (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Paris – Le Havre (Embarkation)
Caudebec. Excursion To Normandy