Seine River

Paris is a touchstone city that has been immortalized in movies, literature and even songs. This city wouldn't be what it is without the beautiful Seine River that runs through it. Take a chance to explore Paris and the cities and towns that line the Seine River on a river cruise. You’ll cruise through gorgeous countryside and stop in cities beloved by impressionists, like Giverny, where Monet spent his later life painting the water lilies in his Japanese garden. Highlighted below are a few of the best ways to spend your time when cruising through France on the Seine River:

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Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France
  • Many Seine River itineraries allow guests to spend extra time in the Paris, the City of Light, ensuring you a full share of the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Champs Elysées and more.
     
  • Visit the quaint commune of Giverny, former residence of Claude Monet, and find your own inspiration in the peaceful Japanese gardens, ponds, and water lilies. You can even visit the farmhouse where Monet lived and worked!
     
Normandy American Cemetery, France
  • Head to the beaches of Normandy to learn about WWII at Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument and the American Cemetery. Allied forces launched one of their most important battles here on June 6, 1944, D-Day.
     
  • In Conflans, tour the commune of Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent van Gogh lived and died. Some itineraries feature an optional excursion from Conflans that departs for the extravagant Palace of Versailles, former residence of Louis XIV.
     
Chateau Gaillard Castle Ruins in Les Andelys, France
  • Explore France’s history in Rouen. It is here where Joan of Arc, the teenager who led French soldiers in battle against the English during the Hundred Years' War, was sentenced to death. 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.
     
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins of Chateau Gaillard, a medieval castle built by Richard the Lionheart in the hills above Les Andelys, France. Additional highlights include the Church of Notre-Dame of Grand Andely and the Saint Sauveur Church.
     

 

As you learn about France’s in-depth and incredible history, you will have the chance to reflect each night as you return to your river ship and cruise to the next stop. While onboard, you will be treated to delicious meals that incorporate some of the Seine’s local flavors and regional wines. Contact our river cruise experts today to start planning your Seine River cruise.

 

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