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The Seine Paris and Normandy River Cruise

Take to the alluring Seine River aboard your 8-day odyssey across France, your gateway to discovering historic gems like Château Gaillard, mediaeval Rouen, and Jumièges Abbey’s enchanting ruins.

Enjoy traditional French music and cuisine while you kick back aboard your floating haven. Explore the fascinating history of Bayeux and Arromanches with visits to the Bayeux Tapestry and a museum. Bask in the artistry of Monet’s home and garden in Giverny while you enjoy the masterpiece that is The Seine Paris and Normandy River Cruise.

Tailor your holiday to be the perfect getaway and partake in an unparalleled cruise experience along the scenic Seine.

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  • Cruise Line: Riviera Travel
  • Ship: MS Jane Austen
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Oct & Apr - Oct
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The Seine Paris and Normandy River Cruise Itinerary

Embark on an enchanting French adventure as you cruise through picturesque landscapes and historical wonders. In Les Andelys, explore the magnificent Château Gaillard; in mediaeval Rouen, immerse yourself in its rich heritage; explore Bayeux’s historic treasures and D-Day history in Arromanches, and so much more! Each day promises new discoveries and enriching experiences, ensuring an adventure filled with history, culture, and scenic beauty along the Seine.

Day 1


Arrive via Eurostar or by flight and transfer to your ship in Paris.

Day 2

Les Andelys

Arrive at Les Andelys after an overnight cruise and visit Château Gaillard. Learn about its history and consider an optional wheelhouse visit for navigation and safety system insights.

Day 3


Explore mediaeval Rouen. After, cruise through picturesque landscapes and arrive at the ruins of Jumièges Abbey. In the evening, dock in Caudebec-en-Caux and enjoy live traditional French music after dinner.

Day 4

Bayeux / Arromanches

Explore Bayeux and see the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Visit Arromanches for lunch and a museum showcasing D-Day history. See the British Normandy Memorial and Gold Beach. Return to the ship in Caudebec for an onboard dinner.

Day 5


Enjoy a guided tour of Honfleur with its preserved old harbour, colourful houses and vibrant art scene. After lunch on the ship, begin the journey back upstream.

Day 6

Giverny / Vernon

Visit Monet’s garden and house in Giverny. After lunch onboard the ship, explore Vernon before cruising to Paris.

Day 7


Go on a sightseeing tour of iconic Paris landmarks. After lunch onboard, explore Montmartre’s streets or Parisian shops. Enjoy the Captain’s Dinner accompanied by an accordionist’s French melodies in the evening.

Day 8

Return Home

Transfer to the airport for your return flight or to the station for the Eurostar service home.

About MS Jane Austen

Welcome to the MS Jane Austen, your opulent haven on the water where comfort and elegance converge to craft a true home away from home. As you step aboard, you’ll be enveloped in an atmosphere of refinement and luxury that set the stage for an indelible journey. Our ship is not just a vessel; it’s a promise of an opportunity to embrace the extraordinary.

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Embark on the greatest excursion of all: a culinary journey for your senses in our stunning restaurant. You'll have the opportunity to delight in gourmet cuisine that transcends your every expectation, with every dish meticulously crafted to perfection while you’re surrounded by an atmosphere of beauty and comfort. Or, for those seeking a more relaxed dining experience, our charming brasserie awaits.

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Our cruise ship offers some of the most spacious and luxurious cabins seen in any European river cruise vessel complete with top-tier amenities and an exquisite atmosphere for your comfort and relaxation.

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Health & Wellness

Experience the epitome of relaxation in the spa and wellness area, where you can reserve the spa to have private sessions in the steam room. Plus, we offer on-board hairdressing services for a small fee, ensuring you feel pampered and rejuvenated throughout your journey.

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Deck Plan

This luxury 3-deck vessel offers a variety of staterooms to suit your needs, as well as a plethora of amenities including the fitness suite, three spas, the Saigon Lounge and Bar, a gift shop, the sun-deck and pool, and a hair salon.

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The Seine Paris and Normandy River Cruise Deals

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7 Nights
Apr Oct

The Seine Paris and Normandy River Cruise

  • Bayeux / Arromanches
  • Giverny / Vernon
  • Honfleur
  • Les Andelys
  • Paris
  • Rouen
£1,614pp Est. Price per person
  • MS Jane Austen

The Seine Paris and Normandy River Cruise Review

“Embarking on The Seine Paris and Normandy River Cruise was an incredible experience that I won’t soon forget! I had the chance to explore historic locations like Rouen and Bayeux which were both absolutely beautiful and each had their own unique charm. I also very much enjoyed the tour of Paris where I got to visit the Eiffel Tower and the Notre-Dame Cathedral which both left me in awe, as did the other wonderful landmarks. The meals aboard the ship were phenomenal too and I highly recommend anyone considering booking this cruise to do so, if not for the excursions and activities then for the amazing cuisine!”

Laura Afton, Wells, Somerset

The Seine Paris and Normandy River Cruise FAQ

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

What is the best time to take a Seine River cruise?

The best time for a Seine River cruise is typically during the spring (April – June) when the weather is pleasant and tourist crowds are smaller.

Is there access to laundry facilities on the ship?

Yes, you will have access to laundry facilities aboard the ship.

Is there free Wi-Fi aboard the ship?

Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship. Please note that speeds may vary.

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