8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Paris to Le Havre 2019

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Reflections on the Seine - Cruise Only Northbound River Cruise (WPH0)

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Avalon Waterways

River Cruise Description

Start your all-encompassing French waterway journey on the Seine with a visit to Paris—The City of Lights. See the sights in the heart of the city, including a visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral, or take a visit which will demonstrate to you the famous areas of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. There won’t be a lack of excitement or things to do on this 2019 8 day Avalon river cruise from Paris to Le Havre.

Cruise to Conflans and pick between a journey to visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison. At that point, proceed to Vernon to visit the home of master artist Claude Monet at the incredibly scenic gardens of Giverny, or visit the gorgeous Bizy Castle. Your thrilling riverway journey on the Seine continues on to your next destination of the charming Les Andelys for guided tours throughout every nook of this pleasant town, and takes you to experience the site of close-by castle ruins.

Continue to Rouen for an outing to Normandy. This will include an exploration through the WWII landing shorelines, memorials, and famous landmarks, or, join in a “Taste of Normandy” visit to find the agricultural conventions and culinary delights that are offered today. Following, your visit to Rouen incorporates a mobile voyage through the town where Joan of Arc was martyred, and in addition, a visit to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. Your final stop of your 2019 8 day Avalon river cruise from Paris to Le Havre is the elegant town of Le Havre, where you will appreciate joining in a guided city sightseeing tour of the city.

Your scenic French river cruise experience through the sites and inspirations of many world-famous and industry-shifting artists will be an experience that will live with you for many years to come.

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River Cruise Itinerary


Day 1 Arrive in Paris, France (Embarkation)

Bienvenue en France! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

All incoming flights to Paris must arrive by 2:30 pm and all river cruise guests must be on board the ship by 5 pm.

Take advantage of this day free to wander through the most romantic city in the world at your leisure. Familiarize yourself with this incredible City of Lights today with some relaxing shopping along the avenues of Paris, go for a scenic stroll in a local park, or watch the world pass by around you with a delicious croissant and café au lait as you sit back and enjoy the marvelous Parisian cityscape.  There are many ways to enjoy this first of 8 day Avalon river cruise from Paris to Le Havre.



Day 2 Paris

Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines

CLASSIC Take part in a Walking Tour led by an expert guide to experience the Heart of Paris and visit the historic and famous Île St. Louis, Île de la Cité, as well as the astounding Notre-Dame Cathedral, OR:

CLASSIC Participate in a City Tour led by an expert guide who will take you to experience some of the famous and important sites of Paris, including the remarkable Louvre Museum, the incredible Arc de Triomphe, the famojus Eiffel Tower, the wonderful Opéra Garnier, and the landmark Champs-Élysées.

Wander through the charming and elegant streets and avenues of Paris at your leisure, or relax in a local café with a glass of French Wine next to the Left Bank.

You might enjoy the chance to join in an Optional Excursion with an expert guide who will take you on an experience of the famous Palace of Versailles—the incredible mansion home to a long line of French Kings such as Louis XIV. Reunite with your ship in Courbevoie following your incredible tour of this astounding palace.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Conflans

Walk in the Footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte

ACTIVE Participate in a vibrant Morning Jog led by your Avalon Adventure Host.

CLASSIC Take part in a Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise with the aid of an expert guide to experience the residence and final resting place of the world famous and genius artist—Vincent van Gogh, OR:

CLASSIC Join in a Guided tour of the magnificent Châtaeu de Malmaison—residence of the famous and historic Napoléon Bonaparte and his beloved wife Josephine.

Enjoy the scenic landscape views of your surroundings as you sail towards Vernon in the afternoon. During your evening on board your Avalon Waterways river cruise ship, delight in the light of live entertainment following your dinner.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Vernon

Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour

CLASSIC Participate in a Guided Tour of the incredible area of Giverny, the inspiration and home of the genius Claude Monet—a world renowned master impressionist painter. Tour the beautiful grounds and get a look at Monet’s elegant and magnificent residence, and take a walk through the water and flower gardens that he capture in his famous masterpieces, OR:

CLASSIC Take part in a Guided Visit to the amazing Bizy Castle—also named “Normandy’s Versailles” because of its marvelous courtyard, incredible water garden, and stables.

DISCOVERY As you cruise towards your next destination, delight in a lunch of traditional French cuisine that will include delicious French crêpes, and follow it with an educational Pastry Demonstration.

During you afternoon, stretch out and relax on the sky deck of your ship as you delight in the your scenic surroundings as you continue your Avalon river cruise through France and sail towards the gorgeous town of Les Andelys.


Serenity on the Seine’s Most Beautiful Riverbends

CLASSIC Go for a Walking Tour of Les Andelys led by an expert guide to experience one of the most scenic and picturesque sites on the Seine. Stop and experience incredible locations such as the Saint Sauveur’s Church of Le Petit Andely, OR:

ACTIVE Take part in a scenic Hike led by an expert guide to visit the incredible castle ruins of Château Gaillard—the legendary home of the historic King Richard the Lionheart and a brilliant construction of medieval military fortress architrecture.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Rouen. Excursion to Normandy

Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions

CLASSIC Take part in a Tour led by an expert guide who will journey you to see the landing beaches of Normandy from WWII, experience important U.S. sites, which will include Omaha Beach, the incredible Pointe du Hoc monument, as well as the American Cemetery, OR:

CLASSIC Participate in a Guided Tour of the Canadian and British commemorative sites that will cover the span of a full day and include the British cemetery, the famous Pegasus Memorial, the charming seaside village of Arromanches, the incredible Juno Beach Center, as well as the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, OR:

CLASSIC Participate in an incredible “Taste of Normandy” Guided Tour that will give you an in-depth experience of this marvelous region rich in agriculture. Experience the word famous Bayeux Tapestry, see the enchanting village of Beuvron en Auge, and get a taste of delicious local Calvados at a local distillery.

Later in the evening, relax after your full day of touring and exploration with the delight of live entertainment on board your river cruise vessel.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Rouen

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and a Heroine for France

CLASSIC Take part in a marvelous Guided Walking Tour of the incredible Rouen—known for being the residence of the martyred Joan of Arc—and visit the charming medieval quarter with its astounding 16th-century Astronomical Clock and famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, OR:

ACTIVE Join in an awakening Morning Walk led by your Avalon Adventure Host.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Le Havre

20th Century Architecture and White Cliffs of Normandy

CLASSIC Take part in a Tour led by an expert guide to the beautiful Le Havre to experience some of the modern constructions and architecture that line its city center, that were rebuilt by the esteemed Auguste Perret and are a significant element of the World Heritage of Humanity.

During your afternoon, you may like joining in an Optional Excursion led by an expert guide to experience the charming old seaside village of Honfleur. This beautiful town boasts its 16th-18th century townhomes, half-timbered houses, and storybook-like cobblestone streets. Honfleur is known for being the scenic and cityscape inspiration for genius masterpiece makers like artists Monet and Boudin.

Alternatively, you may enjoy taking part in an Optional Excursion with an expert guide to experience the lovely white-chalk cliffs and striking arches of Étretat—a delightful Oceanside town. This town is also an inspiration for many classic writers, artists, and esteemed filmmakers.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Le Havre (Disembarkation)

Your 8 day Avalon river cruise from Paris to Le Havre, exploring some of the best parts of France, comes to the final port today following breakfast.


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