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Paris to Normandy

Sail across the scenic Seine and discover the culture, history and romance of France.

Admire the unique and intricate architecture each destination has to offer, alongside delectable delicacies and historic wonders – not to mention the iconic cities and towns themselves.

Embrace the beauty of Europe’s most romantic country as you explore its fairytale landscape and voyage across the Seine on your Paris to Normandy Cruise.

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  • Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
  • Ship: Avalon Tapestry II
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Sep - Oct & Apr - Nov
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Paris to Normandy Cruise Itinerary

This 7-night Seine River Cruise spirits you away to some of the most fascinating and enamouring locations in France. Explore Paris and its many aesthetic facets, admire monuments and sites of great historic importance, immerse yourself in one of the most famous cultures in the world with your Avalon Waterways Cruise.

*Day 2’s tour of Monet’s House will be replaced with a Guided Tour of La Roche-Guyon and its castle due to Monet’s House being closed in March and November.

*Day 6’s tour of Château de Malmaison will be replaced with a visit to Château de Chantilly due to Château de Malmaison being closed the 1st Monday of each month and on 22nd September.

Day 1


Before boarding your ship, use your free time to explore Paris.

Day 2

Vernon / Les Andelys

Explore the Château des Tourelles on a walking tour. Or, go on a guided tour of Giverny, where you’ll see the residence of Monet. Alternatively, visit Bizy Castle.

Once in Les Andelys, hike up to Château Gaillard. Or, join a guided walking tour of Les Andelys.

Day 3


Go on a bike ride along the Seine. Or, go on a guided trip along the Normandy Abbeys Route.

This afternoon, enjoy an optional guided excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur.

Day 4


Join a guided tour of Normandy’s WWII landing beaches and other significant sites. Or, join a guided tour of the British and Canadian commemorative sites. Alternatively, join the “A Taste of Normandy” guided tour. Later, enjoy live entertainment aboard your ship.

Day 5


Go on a guided bike tour of Rouen. Or, join a guided walking tour of Rouen.

Day 6


Join a guided bike ride along the Seine. Or, join a guided visit to Auvers-sur-Oise. Alternatively, take a guided tour of the Château de Malmaison. Join a guided optional excursion to the Palace of Versailles.

Day 7


Go on a guided walking tour of the Seine. Or, go on a guided walk of famous sites such as the Palais-Royal, Louvre Pyramid and more. Or, join a guided tour of Paris.

Explore Paris independently or visit a literary café and enjoy some wine.

Day 8


This morning, your cruise concludes with breakfast. Or, if you purchased a post-cruise extension, continue to enjoy your trip independent of the ship.

About The Avalon Tapestry II

Equipped with magnificent amenities and luxury cabins, the Avalon Tapestry II is your home away from home as you sail across the Seine and discover each beautiful facet of France. Socialise in the Panorama Lounge, enjoy premium spirits in the Bar, or perhaps dine al fresco in the Sky Deck’s Sky Grill. The sky’s the limit with your Paris to Normandy Cruise.

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Enjoy a colourful spectrum of cuisine aboard the ship’s Sky Grill (weather and itinerary permitting), the Panorama Lounge & Bar and the Panorama Bistro. Indulge in complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner, as well as premium spirits in the Panorama Lounge & Bar. We offer vegetarian options at every meal, as well as vegan, low calorie, low fat, high fibre, low cholesterol, high energy and allergy-free selections. Further, enjoy complimentary room service for Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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All cabins come equipped with a range of amenities, including free Wi-Fi, flatscreen satellite television with English-speaking channels and over 100 free movie options, Comfort Collection beds, luxurious mattress toppers, in-room safe, direct-dial telephone, individual climate control, well-stocked minibar, L'Occitane bath products, an elegant and contemporary design, soft & firm pillows, full shower with glass door, bedside tables with reading lamps, extra blankets, writing desk and chair, premium hairdryer, individual climate control, and more.

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Health & Fitness

If exercise is your speed, try out the Fitness Centre’s facilities, or perhaps check out the Avalon Adventure Centre and see what kind of equipment and excursions you’ll have access to, including bikes, maps, canoe and kayak excursions, Fitbits®, daypacks, binoculars, fitness bands, and walking sticks. *Personal-use bikes and watercraft not available on Avalon AlegriaSM

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Be placed at the centre of luxury and comfort no matter where you are on the four decks of this glorious vessel. With an array of dining options, a bar, a lounge, and luxurious cabins, opulence is at your fingertips aboard the Avalon Tapestry II.

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Paris to Normandy

Explore one of the most romanticised countries in the world on the Paris to Normandy Cruise by Avalon Waterways. We’re taking bookings for 2023 and 2024

  • Sep - Oct & Apr - Nov
  • 7 Nights

Paris to Normandy Cruise Review

“I’ve travelled through France many times but never by cruise. Honestly I don’t know how I’ve gone this long without cruising but I’m so happy to have finally done so. This cruise was phenomenal and I can’t fault it in any aspect. The food was delicious and the chefs were able to cater to my specific dietary needs. I spent most of my time on excursions and my only wish is that I could be in two places at once since both the off-ship excursions and the on-ship amenities and services were brilliant. Looking forward to my next Avalon cruise.”

David Cromwell, Leicester, Leicestershire

Paris to Normandy FAQ

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

Can you cater for passengers who have restrictive diets and/or allergies?

Yes, we can. Our gourmet chefs can create dishes to accommodate every passenger’s needs. We also offer vegan and vegetarian mealtime options.

Will there be plenty to do off-ship as well as on-ship?

Yes, there will be! You have many amenities at your disposal aboard your ship, including live entertainment. Furthermore, you have a colourful spectrum of excursions to choose from, as well as free time to explore your surroundings.

What kind of excursions can we expect on this cruise ?

You’ll have the option to go on many historic tours of monuments and sites, as well as active excursions such as hiking, walking tours and bike tours.

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