DAY 1 PARIS
Passengers are welcome to board our ship between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Depending on the water level, our ship will set off for a magical tour of Paris by night. We will glide silently past the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, the Orangerie, the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral which dominates the Ile de la Cité. We'll remain in port overnight.
DAY 2 PARIS - VERNON
Morning start cruising along the Seine. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided visit of the Palace of Versailles (pre-reservation is required before cruise through your travel agency (1)). The palace is closed on Mondays. The visit will then be replaced by a tour of the Château de Malmaison (2).
DISCOVERY as a supplement: visit Versailles in a whole new way: on a bicycle! This bike tour will bring you to the most beautiful parts of the park and gardens.
We’ll return to the ship in Mantes-la-Jolie before continuing on to Vernon. We'll remain in port overnight.
DAY 3 VERNON - ROUEN - HONFLEUR
We cruise towards Rouen, passing Les Andelys and Amfreville. Excursion for both packages: Join us for a guided tour of the city, including the cathedral, historic neighborhoods, and the “Place du Vieux Marché” where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Once we return to the ship, we’ll stop briefly in Duclair and then continue on to Honfleur (subject to tides). Tonight is our gala evening.
DAY 4 HONFLEUR
Excursion for both packages : Honfleur and Pont l’Evêque. Leave by coach for Pont l’Evêque, a charming Norman city. We’ll take a guided tour and see such sites as the gardens of the former Dominican convent. We'll continue our tour with a tasting of the small, square-shaped cheese.
Afternoon excursion proposed:
CLASSIC: Deauville and the Côte Fleurie. During the second half of the 19th century, Deauville became the hot spot for well-to-do Parisians and film stars from all over the world. Among its many attractions are the luxury hotels right along the sea front, the casino, marina, and horse-racing track.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Hike across the cliffs of La Côte d’Albâtre. We’ll pass by the high white cliffs bordered by the beaches and stones found in Impressionist paintings. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy some free time to explore the city itself.
Or enjoy a full-day guided tour (lunch included) to the Landing Beaches (only as a pre-booked tour and a minimum of 30 participants). Departure by coach to reach Pointe du Hoc, seeing Omaha Beach and Coleville-sur-Mer and its American cemetery on the way. We'll stop in Arromanches after lunch to watch the film “The Price of Liberty.” We'll remain in port overnight.
DAY 5 HONFLEUR
Last breakfast before disembarking. End of our services.