The Seine River springs from picturesque Burgundy, France. It flows through the heart of Paris before threading its way through the orchards and fields-a-bloom in Normandy. Cruising along these waters combines the best of urban and rural French culture, from the burlesque cabarets of Paris to the sleepy medieval towns along the shoreline, and the breathtaking scenery in between.
Historians will enjoy a journey back in time along the Seine, with glimpses into antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the most critical moments of World War II. Whether travellers possess an appreciation of the arts and fine wine, or rolling hills and time-tested architecture, the gentle roll of the river Seine provides a relaxing rhythm to any French discovery.
The City of Light shines bright in the reflection of the Seine. Your views of Paris from the river include Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower.
A short jaunt from the river, the historic Normandy Beaches pay reverent homage to the soldiers who fought so valiantly on these shores during World War II.
In Les Andelys you’ll have the chance to visit the dramatic Château Gaillard – built by England's King Richard the Lionheart in 1196, the château is a masterpiece of medieval military architecture.
Meander at Monet’s home in Giverny. Take in the natural beauty of water lilies and sun-dappled gardens where the legendary artist lived and painted the picturesque world of the French countryside.
Take a walking tour of Rouen – the site of Saint Joan of Arc’s martyrdom – and witness the medieval quarter with its astounding 16th-century astronomical clock.