DAY 1: PARIS
We'll board our ship at the Quai de Grenelle in Paris at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and then enjoy dinner on board. Afterward, we'll enjoy our “Titi Parisian” evening together. Our boat will begin to cruise during the night.
DAY 2: PARIS - LES ANDELYS - HONFLEUR
During our morning cruise towards Les Andelys, we'll have a magnificent view of the Roche Guyon. This afternoon, we'll leave for a tour of the Foundation Claude Monet in Giverny, the second most visited spot in Normandy after Mont Saint-Michel. Spend the afternoon strolling through Monet's gardens and visiting his fascinating home. Our ship will begin to cruise to Honfleur and arrive during the night.
DAY 3: HONFLEUR
Enjoy a guided tour on foot of Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism, located at the mouth of the Seine as it flows into the English Channel. This afternoon, we'll leave by coach for the beautiful Côte d'Albâtre, a natural heritage within the Pays de Caux and the estuary of the River Seine. You'll be mesmerized by the natural beauty of it all. We'll return on board and remain in port overnight.
DAY 4: HONFLEUR - DUCLAIR - ROUEN
We'll arrive in Duclair this morning and leave by coach for a tour of the Norman Abbey Circuit. We'll discover Jumièges and the ruins of one of the most magnificent abbeys in France, as well as the Abbey of St Wandrille. Delacroix and Turner, pioneers of Impressionism, have been to Jumièges and Turner even said of its abbey that it was a model for the new impressionist way of viewing scenery. We'll return on board in Rouen. This afternoon, we'll "Follow in the footsteps of Impressionists" through a guided tour of the city. We'll return on board and leave for Paris. Tonight is our festive gala evening. We'll cruise through the night.
DAY 5: ROUEN - PARIS
After drifting past the lovely riverbanks, we'll arrive in Paris early in the afternoon. We'll leave by coach for a guided panoramic tour of the City of Light and a visit to the Musée Marmottan. This museum hosts the largest collection of Claude Monet's paintings and allows for a comprehensive view and assessment of his work, from his very first caricatures to his lilies, his most accomplished pieces of art. This evening we'll cruise through Paris by night.
DAY 6: PARIS
Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.