Start your holiday with a night in Paris—“The City of Lights,” and enjoy an evening in what is called the most romantic city in the world.
You’ll transfer to Mont St. Michel for a guided tour of the magnificent abbey, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Next morning take a transfer to Le Havre, with stops at Utah Beach and St. Mère Eglise, to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city, part of the World Heritage Sites. Continue to Rouen for a walking tour of the village, see Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. From here, you may wish to take an excursion to Normandy beaches, with the memorials and monuments for the allied forces, or a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties of this area.
Sail on to Les Andelys for guided tours of this picturesque village, and nearby castle ruins. Continue your 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 to visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison.
Your river cruise along the Seine returns to Paris, where you’ll see the sights in the heart of the city, including a visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral. You may alternatively choose a guided tour to see 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, and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.