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From Paris to the Côte Fleurie beaches

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Sail the legendary Seine River on this 7-day France cruise. Begin in Paris, the City of Lights, and make your way through the Les Andelys Valley, Rouen, Duclair, and more. Explore the fascinating and historical sites of Versailles, the Place du Vieux Marché, and the famed beaches of Normandy on optional guided tours. Fall in love with the Seine as you admire the small villages which line its shores, followed by the magnificent architecture of its larger cities. As picturesque as they come, this small ship cruise is sure to delight.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Paris | Embark
Day 2 : Paris
Day 3 : Les Andelys OR Vernon
Day 4 : Rouen
Day 5 : Duclair
Day 6 : Honfleur
Day 7 : Honfleur | Disembark

Highlights

  • Admire the views of Paris as the city lights glimmer off the water
  • Visit the enchanting Martainville Castle at Les Andelys
  • Discover the beautiful cities of Côte Fleurie, Trouville, and Deauville
  • Bike through the historic and stunning Versailles gardens

Ship

MS Botticelli

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Utah Beach on the Normandy coast Panoramic view of Paris The famed fountain in the gardens of Versailles Half-Timbered Houses at Rouen, Normandy, France The charming Honfleur old dock

Day 1 Paris | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew. Remain in port overnight.

Day 2 Paris

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Optional excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: half-day guided tour exploring the legendary places in the city, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées. 

DISCOVERY: stroll on the banks of the Seine and over the bridges of Paris. Set out from the Quai de Grenelle for a stroll along the banks of the Seine. The banks of the Seine were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1991. 

Optional excursion not included in the packages: Tour Paris in a vintage 2CV. Experience true vintage style as you cruise in a comfortable and completely refurbished 2CV. It's fun, it's fabulous, and it's so French! Relax in the comfort of a refurbished 2CV while you listen to your guide tell you all about the “City of Light.” 
Enjoy a free afternoon in Paris. 

Cruise through Paris by night (depending on the water level). 

Day 3 Les Andelys OR Vernon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin to cruise early in the morning past the futuristic La Défense district. 

Optional excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: a tour of the Palace of Versailles (reservation in advance is essential - see your travel agency). Closed on Mondays; replaced by a visit to the Château de Malmaison.

DISCOVERY: bike tour through Versailles gardens. Visit Versailles in a whole new way: on a bicycle! This bike tour brings you to the most beautiful parts of the park and gardens. 

Back on board in Mantes-la-Jolie, your cruise continues to Les Andelys or Vernon (depending on moorings available). 

Day 4 Rouen

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy the morning cruise through broad limestone cliffs. Arrive in Rouen around 2:00 p.m. Optional excursion for both packages: 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. After your tour, return to the ship. 

Day 5 Duclair

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, journey through magnificent landscapes of steep cliffs with charming villages nestled below. After our arrival in Caudebec, join an optional excursion for both packages: guided tour on the Norman Abbey Circuit to see the Abbey of Saint Wandrille (exterior). Discover Jumiège and the ruins of one of the most magnificent abbeys in France, as well as the Church of Saint Peter. 

Return on board at 6:00 p.m. Tonight is our gala evening. Depart for Honfleur (depending on the tides).

Day 6 Honfleur

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Optional excursion for both packages: Honfleur and Pont l'Evêque. Leave by coach for Pont l'Evêque, a charming Norman city. Take a guided tour and see such sites as the gardens of the former Dominican convent. Continue your tour with a tasting of the small, square-shaped cheese that has carried the town's name since the 12th century. Return to Honfleur for a guided tour on foot. Your tour will finish with a visit to Saint Léonard Church. 

Optional afternoon excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: leave from Honfleur by coach for an excursion along the Côte Fleurie. Your first stop is Deauville, one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France. Continue on to the Château du Breuil. After this tour, enjoy a tasting of Calvados!

DISCOVERY: visit of the Côte Fleurie and Deauville through its villas—authentic masterpieces of architecture. The visit ends with a tasting of Calvados!

Day 7 Honfleur | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

MS Botticelli

Per person starting at
$1,979
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Main Deck
51 cabins (46 twins, 4 double bed cabins, 1 Suite), equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
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.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For the safety of passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

(1) Available for a minimum of 35 persons, otherwise this excursion will be replaced by the visit to the Château de Malmaison. (2) The Château de Malmaison is closed on Tuesday. This excursion will be replaced by the visit to the Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise. 

This offer includes :
-Your cruise from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day
-Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served in the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-Entertainment
-The assistance of our onboard host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail – the classic excursions mentioned in the program
-Gala evening
-Repatriation insurance
-Port taxes.
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

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.

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.
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