Is there a more romantic city in the world than Paris? Stroll along the Seine as evening falls and the lights begin to glimmer on the water. Stop by a café in the Latin Quarter for an aperitif while an accordion plays in the background. Marvel at Notre Dame’s flying buttresses and leering gargoyles. Paris’s charm is without peer, and it is the perfect place to begin and end your Seine River journey.
Once onboard your ship, simply unpack and relax, letting the serene Seine carry you through the countryside. See the history of that invasion told in tapestry in Bayeux. Walk the beaches of Normandy where Allied forces landed during WW II, and take part in a host of celebrations commemorating that landing’s 70-year anniversary. See for yourself the landscapes immortalized by so many great artists. Breathe in the fragrance of Monet’s garden in Giverny as you cross the Japanese bridge he made famous. Stand on the beach of Honfleur where Courbet and Boudin set up their easels to paint fishing vessels sailing into port. And walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, the town where he spent his final months. Immerse yourself in a fascinating and inviting land, rich in legend, history, and art.