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Paris, Normandy & Historic Treasures of the Seine

Discover the delights of the Seine River as you meander through a beautiful landscape inspiration to countless writers, artists, and musicians. Blend peaceful rural scenery with time in cosmopolitan Paris, a truly versatile and unique voyage.

Experience the ultimate mix of culture and heritage in rural Normandy, including a visit to the D-Day battlefields. Unravel centuries of history from medieval to modern alongside stunning river views and the exciting tastes and flavours of this region.

Your adventure starts and finishes in Paris, a perfect introduction and finale to a cruise that uncovers the beauty of the Seine as it follows its course to the English Channel. Enjoy luxury accommodation with gourmet cuisine and fine wines.

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  • Cruise Line: Riviera Travel
  • Ship: MS Jane Austen
  • Duration: 10 Nights
  • Departure: April 2024
£2,414pp
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Paris, Normandy & Historic Treasures of the Seine Cruise Itinerary

Explore Paris and then head off into the peaceful countryside of rural Normandy, with centuries of history at every turn in the river, accompanied by the most fabulous cuisine and wine Europe has to offer. This 10-night cruise provides the perfect blend of heritage and culture, glorious river views, and a real contrast between city and countryside. Enjoy supreme luxury on board your river ship with award-winning cuisine, local vintages, and stylish suites and staterooms.

Day 1

Paris

Arrive in Paris and board your luxury river cruiser moored on the banks of the Seine.

Day 2

Paris & Conflanse

A local expert shares with you the authentic flavour of Paris, ‘City of Lights,’ on a morning tour that includes all the famous attractions and landmarks. After lunch on board, set sail and view Paris from the water as your ship glides away.

Day 3

Conflanse & Auvers-sur-Oise

Drive through the beautiful French countryside to the picturesque village of Auvers-sur-Oise, the inspiration for Pissarro, Cezanne, and Van Gogh. See the sights with a local expert guide, including the elegant Château d’Auvers and its stunning gardens.

Day 4

Rouen

Awake in Rouen, the capital of Normandy, a beautiful medieval city with a stunning Gothic cathedral, awaiting exploration with a local tour guide. The afternoon is spent cruising the Seine, revealing an unspoiled landscape and abundant wildlife.

Day 5

Le Havre & Arromanches

Today’s tour is a full day’s excursion to the Normandy Beaches of D-Day, including the British Cemetery in Ranville and the Pegasus Bridge Memorial. The day ends with a scenic drive to Arromanches-les-Bains, with the best view of Gold Beach.

Day 6

Honfleur or Étretat & Caudebec-en Caux

Visit Honfleur, a picturesque town on the northern French coast with a pretty harbour and historic pastel-coloured houses lining narrow streets, or tour Étretat. This charming town has Asian-inspired gardens with spectacular views of the white cliffs.

Day 7

Abbey Jumièges & Abbey Saint-Wandrille

Guests have the option to explore Caudebec-en-Caux and its remarkable 15th-century cathedral or visit the picturesque ruins of the Abbey Jumièges set in beautiful grounds and the still very much thriving Abbey Saint-Wandrille.

Day 8

Giverny & La Roche Guyon

Visit Monet’s house at Giverny with the famous Japanese-inspired water garden. Over lunch, sail to La Roche Guyon, one of France’s most beautiful villages, with its incredible medieval Château and superb views over the river.

Day 9

Château de Malmaison

Discover Napoleon’s former residence, a grand 18th-century palace, and redolent of a spectacular era in French history with sumptuous interiors and beautiful gardens. Enjoy the Captain’s Dinner with a magnificent menu full of local specialities tonight.

Day 10

Paris

Enjoy an optional visit to the Palace of Versailles, a magnificent building with lavish royal apartments and immaculate topiary gardens. The ship moors near the heart of Paris, the perfect opportunity to spend free time in Europe’s finest capital city.

Day 11

Disembark

Spend more time in Paris or head to the airport or train station to start your journey home.

Paris, Normandy & Historic Treasures of the Seine Cruise Ships

MS Jane Austen

Sophisticated and elegant décor in public areas and guest suites perfectly complement the river views aboard the MS Jane Austen. Enjoy every modern facility and amenity, including endless stunning scenery, your constant travel companion.

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Explore the History and Heritage of Paris and Normandy with Crui.se

10 Nights
April 2024

Paris, Normandy & Historic Treasures of the Seine

  • Abbey Jumièges & Abbey Saint-Wandrille
  • Château de Malmaison
  • Conflanse & Auvers-sur-Oise
  • Giverny & La Roche Guyon
  • Honfleur or Étretat & Caudebec-en Caux
  • Le Havre & Arromanches
  • Paris
  • Paris & Conflanse
  • Rouen
£2,414pp Est. Price per person
  • MS Jane Austen  

Paris, Normandy & Historic Treasures of the Seine Cruise Review

“We’ve visited the south of France on many occasions, but this was our first cruise, and what a delight it was. This is the perfect Parisien sandwich with time in the capital city at the start and finish of the journey and the joys of picturesque rural Normandy in between. You’ll find all of it on this cruise, whether you want great cuisine, fine wine, wonderful views, or history and heritage. Best of all, the Seine is not overly touristy as most visitors focus on other European rivers. For a truly interesting and relaxing voyage, this is the cruise to pick.”

Adam and Carrie, Peterborough

Paris, Normandy & Historic Treasures of the Seine FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Do I need a visa for this cruise?

Currently, UK citizens do not require a visa to enter France however, you will need a valid passport. Your friendly reservations agent can go through with you the latest immigration requirements.

What is the Travel Concierge service?

Our Travel Concierge service lets you add a couple of extra nights in Paris either before you cruise or when you return so that guests can enjoy a fortnight’s holiday. You can also book a transfer service which takes you door-to-door from your house to the airport.

I am on a restricted diet. Will the chefs be able to cater to my requirements?

All cuisine on the MS Jane Austen is prepared fresh every day using local produce that reflects the regions you sail through. There are always vegan and vegetarian options, and our chefs can prepare other dishes tailored to your dietary needs. Just remember to mention this when you book.

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