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2022 2023

French Impressionism Along the Banks of the Seine

7 Days - PFH_IMPAIP
# Description

Cruise

PARIS - MELUN - Barbizon - MANTES-LA-JOLIE - Giverny - ROUEN - HONFLEUR

Join CroisiEurope for an art- and culture-filled cruise on the Seine River. Visit celebrated museums— including the Musée Marmottan Monet—as well as the lovely home of Claude Monet and his supreme gardens in Giverny. Enjoy thematic tours of cities and villages that were part of the French Impressionist movement, such as Barbizon, Rouen, and Honfleur.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the landscapes that inspired Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, and Eugène Boudin.
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED : 
  • VISIT MAJOR ARTISTIC SITES:
    • The charming village of Barbizon
    • The Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, the largest collection of his works
    • Monet’s home in Giverny, nature’s tableau vivant
    • The Fine Arts Museum and the cathedral in Rouen
    • Honfleur, cradle of Impressionism
    • The Norman Abbey Circuit
    • Étretat, and the beautiful white cliffs of the Côte d'Albâtre

Route

Day 1

PARIS

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Join us for a thematic presentation entitled

The Definition of Impressionism, its Origins, Techniques, and Contexts.

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Day 2

MELUN - Barbizon, legendary site of an entire art movement

We’ll spend the morning cruising to Melun. This afternoon, join us for a guided tour of Barbizon. This charming village found fame in the 19th century through the works of art created by landscape painters who were members of the Barbizon School art movement. The Auberge Ganne, where the artists once lived, is now a museum. We'll enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment.

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Day 3

MELUN - PARIS, plunge into the works of Claude Monet

We’ll spend the morning cruising. In the afternoon, join us for a visit to the Musée Marmottan Monet(1), which houses the largest collection of his paintings. After we return on board, we’ll begin to cruise to Mantes-la-Jolie. Join us for a second onboard presentation entitled Claude Monet, the Quintessential Impressionist.

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Day 4

MANTES-LA-JOLIE - Giverny, Claude Monet's home and studio - ROUEN

Join us for a tour of Monet’s home and studio in Giverny. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Rouen. Enjoy a cabaret-style evening of entertainment on board.

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Day 5

ROUEN, following the footsteps of the Impressionists - The Norman Abbey Circuit

We’ll set out on a guided tour of Rouen(2) this morning by following the footsteps of the Impressionists. The afternoon will be dedicated to a guided tour of the Norman Abbey Circuit. We’ll discover Jumiège and the ruins of one of the most magnificent abbeys in France, as well as the Church of Saint Peter and the Abbey of Saint Wandrille. Our ship will cast off for Honfleur (departure time will depend on the tides). Join us for a thematic presentation entitled The Geography of Impressionism: Paris and its Suburbs, Honfleur, and the Coastlines of Normandy.

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Day 6

HONFLEUR - ETRETAT, the Côte d'Albâtre

Set out on a walking tour of Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism. Enjoy some free time on your own at the Eugène Boudin Museum. This afternoon, we'll visit the Côte d'Albâtre, with its magnificent white cliffs lined with pebble beaches and the small seaside city of Étretat.

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Day 7

HONFLEUR

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2022
Departure 07/22/2022
Arrival 07/28/2022
FROM $ 2,486 PP
Ship : MS Seine Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 08/28/2022
Arrival 09/03/2022
FROM $ 2,425 PP
Ship : MS Botticelli Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 09/28/2022
Arrival 10/04/2022
FROM $ 2,352 PP
Ship : MS Seine Princess Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - all onboard beverages (not including the special lists) - emergency/repatriation insurance - accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - onboard activities - thematic visits - visits mentioned in the program - cabaret-style evening - gala evening - all port fees.

Drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - entry to the Eugène Boudin Museum in Honfleur - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points(3) - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Musée Marmottan in Paris

This museum houses the largest collection of paintings by Claude Monet and provides an overview of how his work developed, from the first paintings of his youth to the water lilies, his mature works. (Museum closed on Mondays, in this case, visit of...

Duration 2h00 Classic
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Visit the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny

You will leave the boat by coach to travel to the home of Claude Monet. He lived in his Giverny home between 1830 and 1926. His passion for gardening and colors led him to conceive his flowers garden as a true art piece. He even said: "It took a...

Duration 3h30 Classic
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Rouen - on the footsteps of the Impressionists

Discover the different sites where artists have created prestigious paintings such as Monet's Rouen Cathedral series, Pissarro's Pont Boieldieu in Rouen, Rainy Weather, and many, many others. You'll visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Rouen,...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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THE CHARMING VILLAGE OF BARBIZON

We’ll leave by coach for a guided tour of Barbizon, an idyllic village set on the edge of the forest surrounding Fontainebleau. The tranquil setting here attracted many 19th-century landscape painters. Their movement, the precursor of Impressio...

Duration 5h00 Classic
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The Norman Abbeys Trail

The excursion begins with a visit of the Jumièges Abbey. Built in 654 when Christianity arrived in the region, and subsequently destroyed by the Vikings, the abbey was restored in the 11th century by their descendants. With the arrival of the...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Guided walking tour of Honfleur

We'll meet up with our guide and set off on our walking tour. Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism, is located at the mouth of the Seine as it flows into the English Channel. Untouched by the passage of time, this small port has kept the landmar...

Duration 1h30 Classic
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The Alabaster coast

Leave Honfleur by coach for the excursion to the Alabaster Coast, classified as a Natura 2000 site since 2009. This trip will be your chance to discover the natural heritage of the Pays de Caux and the Seine estuary. We will pass by Le Havre. The hig...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.


For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary.

The cruise schedule may vary according to tides and arrival times at ports of call and may be subject to change.

(1) The museum is closed on Mondays, it will be replaced by the Musée de l'Orangerie.

(2) The Fine Arts Museum is closed on Tuesdays and during holiday, it will be replaced by the Eugène Boudin Museum in Honfleur on Day 6 instead.

(3) Please contact us for travel arrangements from your region.

Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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