Avalon has designed Seine River itineraries that allow guests to spend extra time in the city of light, ensuring they get a full share of the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysées. Outside of this amazing city are stops in cities beloved by impressionists, like Giverny, where Monet spent his later life, painting the water lilies in his Japanese garden. In Conflans, Avalon offers a trip to Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh lived and died.
In Rouen you will go further into the history and significance of France. It is here where Joan of Arc, the teenager who led French soldiers in battle against the English during the Hundred Years' War, died. This is also the home of Gustave Flaubert, author of Madame Bovary. You can explore his life and work at his birthplace, which is now a museum.
For more recent history, Avalon Waterways also includes an optional visit to the beaches of Normandy to learn about World War II. It was on the beaches of Normandy that American forces had one of their most important battles on June 6, 1944, D-Day.
Of course, as you learn about all this in-depth and incredible history you will have the chance to reflect each night as you cruise to the next stop. While onboard, you will be treated to delicious meals that incorporate some of the local flavors and regional wines. Don't push this amazing cruise itinerary off for another year. Call your Cruise Web consultant to book an Avalon Waterways Seine River cruise today.