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Côte d'Albatre, France

An Impressionist View of the Seine

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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.
Château Auvers, FranceStroll charming French townsImpresionist's favoriteIntricate columns and architectureCôte d'Albatre, France
  • 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
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: Paris, France | Embark

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”. 

Day 2: Paris

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. 

Day 3: Poissy | Giverny | Vernon

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. 

Day 4: Rouen

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. 

Day 5: Duclair

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). 

Day 6: Honfleur | Etretat

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

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Enjoy the last buffet breakfast on board. Disembark around 9:00 a.m.


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20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
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