DAY 1: HONFLEUR
Boarding around 6:00 p.m. in Honfleur. Crew presentation and welcome drink. Dinner, free evening. Overnight.
DAY 2: HONFLEUR - CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX
Full board on board. Guided tour of Honfleur and its fishing port. You'll discover narrow, picturesque streets and old houses, the salt lofts, and Saint Catherine's Church (15th - 16th century), the largest wooden church in France. In the afternoon :
Hikers' Program: Hiking along the Alabaster Coast where you'll enjoy exceptional views. Return to Honfleur at the end of the afternoon.
Non-hikers' Program: Discovery tour of the “Côte Fleurie” (Flowered Coast). During the second half of the 19th century, it became the hot spot for well-to-do Parisians and film stars from all over the world.
Cruise departure time will depend on the tides.
DAY 3: CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX - ROUEN
Full board on board. In the morning :
Hikers' Program: The Calidu route : discovering forests, open country and protected countryside where the Seine coils and meanders.
Non-hikers' Program: Guided tour on the “Route des Abbayes”. Some abbeys are still monasteries, living history of Normandy, others are grandiose ruins.
Return on board and cruise to Rouen. Our journey takes us past many charming typical villages, nestled at the foot of steep cliffs. Arriving in Rouen.
Hikers' Program: Guided tour of the town, the city will seduce you by its charm and lifestyle.
DAY 4: ROUEN - VERNON
Full board on board.
Hikers' Program: Hiking to Jumièges. The route along forest trails particularly pleasant allowing to discover an area almost untouched by modern ways.
Non-hikers' Program: Guided visit of Rouen, the ancient capital of Normandy.
Afternoon spent cruising gently through the picturesque countryside towards Vernon, passing broad chalk cliffs so typical of the area. Gala evening. Overnight in Vernon.
DAY 5: VERNON - PARIS
Full board on board. Cruise to Mantes-la-Jolie, guided visit of the Malmaison Château. Purchased in 1799, this château was very dear to Napoleon's Josephine, and it became the seat of the Government, along with the Tuileries, from 1800 to 1802. Return on board in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. Afternoon spent cruising to Paris, through ever-changing landscapes that announce our imminent arrival in the City of Light. We'll pass the impressive concrete and glass buildings of the futuristic business district of La Défense. Arriving in the illuminated capital, which looks particularly beautiful from the water. Overnight.
DAY 6: PARIS
Full board on board. Guided tour of Paris. Symbols and famous monuments of the capital is made the international reputation of the city. Afternoon free to explore the city on your own.
Hikers' Program: To take the GR2 path, it is guaranteed to discover the unexplored facets of our wonderful city.
DAY 7: PARIS
Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.