From Paris to Compiègne
River cruise along the picturesque villages and castles along Seine and Oise, with Paris as highlight at the end.
Embarkation in Paris and welcome cocktail. The ship leaves the city in the afternoon.
The ship reached Vernon at night. From here in the morning a *bus excursion leads to Giverny, where the house with studio as well as the wonderful gardens with often painted water lily pond of the Impressionist Claude Monet invite to the visit. You will spend the afternoon relaxing on board, striving to reach the mouth of the Seine on the winding Seine.
Arrive early in the morning at the port of Le Havre, which lies on the northern estuary of the Seine into the English Channel. The next stop is the enchanting town of Honfleur, which radiates its maritime charm, especially around the picturesque, narrowly built old harbour basin, and a tour of Le Havre itself. After lunch on board, a *trip to the alabaster coast north of the Seine estuary and here to the seaside resort of Étretat, famous for its striking chalk cliffs in the sea.
In the morning an *excursion on the „street of the monasteries“ with visit of the impressive ruins of the monasteries St. Wandrille and Jumièges is planned. During lunch on board, the ship will resume its voyage and cruise to Rouen, where it will stay overnight. Use the evening for an individual stroll through the charming capital of Normandy.
Rouen, also known by Victor Hugo as the „city of a hundred steeples“, will be introduced to you on a *tour. With its pretty old town and the Old Market Square lined with half-timbered buildings, the city is almost like a medieval open-air museum. Of course you will also come to the Gothic cathedral, which rises high into the Norman sky and is one of the most important sacred buildings in France. In the afternoon passage to Les Andelys. In this pretty place, which is overlooked by a mighty castle, there is time for an individual walk in the afternoon. In the evening the river trip continues to Conflans.
Use your stay in Conflans for a morning *bus excursion to the baroque Chantilly Castle, one of the most famous baroque gardens in the country. The famous horticultural artist André Le Nôtre designed the extensive grounds & their large water basins and lawns. In the afternoon you will return to Paris, where you will arrive in the evening.
The morning is dedicated to the *Paris city tour, which covers the main attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, Place de la Concorde and much more. In the afternoon you will have plenty of time for your own activities in Paris.
Disembarkation in Paris after breakfast.