Sail the Seine, the second longest river in France, on this 7-day voyage through Northern France. Join the crew of the MS Botticelli for a unique river journey from Paris, the "City of Light" to the charming French harbor of Honfleur. As you sail towards the east discover the Château of Auvers-sur-Oise, the Marmottan Museum, the house of Claude Monet in Giverny, Rouen, Honfleur, and the Alabaster Coast, a natural heritage.
Day 1 : Paris, France | Embark Day 2 : Paris Day 3 : Poissy | Giverny | Vernon Day 4 : Rouen Day 5 : Duclair Day 6 : Honfleur | Etretat Day 7 : Honfleur | Disembark
Discover the incredible Alabaster Coast, a natural heritage
Explore Paris, The Favorite Place of Impressionists
Follow in the incredible footsteps of Claude Monet
Visit Jumièges Abbey, the most beautiful ruin in all of France
Board at 6:00 p.m. in Paris. Get to know the crew and enjoy a welcome drink. Have dinner on board followed by a thematic presentation: “A Definition of Impressionism, its Origins, the Technique, and the Context”.
Enjoy a guided audio tour of the Auvers-sur-Oise Château. Take a stroll in the time of Impressionism, from the heart of Haussmann's Paris to the favorite places of the Impressionists. In the afternoon, visit the Marmottan Museum in Paris, the largest collection of paintings by Claude Monet. Return on board for a cruise on the Seine by night.
Spend the morning cruising to Poissy. Attend the second thematic presentation: “Claude Monet, the Quintessence of Impressionism.” In the afternoon, visit Claude Monet's house in Giverny. The artist spent half his life here, dividing his time between working on his garden, a living painting if ever there was one, and the great passion of his final years, the Water Lilies series. Return on board in Mantes-la-Jolie and continue on to Vernon.
Spend the morning cruising to Rouen, rich in historic heritage represented by the particular label Cities and Countries of Art and History. In the afternoon, join a thematic guided tour of Rouen in the footsteps of the Impressionists (visiting the cathedral and the Impressionist collection in the Musée des Beaux-Arts). Enjoy a glamorous gala evening onboard.
Arrive at one of the most beautiful sections of the Seine, winding through sleepy villages which have inspired many a painter. The third thematic presentation is: “The Geography of Impressionism: Paris and the Suburbs, Honfleur and the Norman Coast.” Arrive in Duclair and take a guided visit of the "Route des Abbayes" (Abbey Trail).
Join a walking tour of Honfleur: the cradle of Impressionism where Boudin, Monet, Bazille, and Jongkind would meet at the famous Saint Siméon farm and try to capture the changing light of the estuary. In the afternoon, join a guided visit of the Alabaster Coast, the natural heritage of the Pays de Caux and the Seine estuary: Etretat and Fécamp.
Day 7 Honfleur | Disembark
Enjoy the last buffet breakfast on board. Disembark around 9:00 a.m.
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51 cabins (46 twins, 4 double bed cabins, 1 Suite), equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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24 cabins (22 twins, 1 double bed cabin, 1 cabin equipped for disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin
For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the first day to lunch on the final day
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Onboard entertainment
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- The "guinguette" evening
- Gala dinner
- Port taxes
This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses
- Entrance fees for the Eugène Boudin museum in Honfleur
- All services not specifically mentioned in the program
Formalities: Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.