Highlights
  • Welcome to France
  • Time at leisure in Paris; transfer to Le Havre; onboard welcome reception
  • Guided tour
  • Guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral; time at leisure
  • Choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion
  • Guided tour in Les Andelys; choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle
  • Choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison
  • Choice of guided tour, or “Heart of Paris” tour, visit Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Start your vacation in France with a night in Paris—“The City of Lights,” before transferring to Le Havre to board your Avalon Suite Ship® for a Seine River cruise
  • Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of this city, part of the World Heritage Sites

Start your vacation in France with a night in Paris—“The City of Lights,” before transferring to Le Havre to board your Avalon Suite Ship® for a Seine River cruise. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of this city, part of the World Heritage Sites. Continue to Rouen for a walking tour of the village where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. From here, you’ll take an excursion to Normandy for a selection of excursions to choose from. You may wish to tour the beaches at Normandy, with the memorials and monuments for the allied forces, or take a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover the farming traditions and culinary specialties of this area.

Sail on to Les Andelys for guided tours of its picturesque village, and nearby castle ruins. Continue your picturesque river cruise through France to visit the home of master artist Claude Monet at the gardens of Giverny, or visit magnificent Bizy Castle. Next, cruise to Conflans—home of Van Gogh and Bonaparte, to see both provincial inspirations for the artist’s paintings, and grand opulence of the emperor’s home.

Your river cruise along the Seine returns to Paris. See the sights in the heart of the city, including a visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral, or take a tour showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more.

You’ll long reflect on this remarkable river cruise on the Seine, and the remembrances of history, heroes, and artists brought to life.

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Reflections on the Seine – Southbound

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Avalon comes through January 2015

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I had heard that Avalon had mostly new ships and that the newest river boats usually had bigger cabins, so decided to give them a try when we sailed the Danube last year. My wife and I were very happy with the choice -- the room had big windows and we enjoyed being able to eat outside, which is something you don't find on some of the older river ships, The shore excursions were good, too, and we didn't have to pay extra for them, which made it more affordable all arouind.
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Poor UK booking process! June 2018

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This review only relates to the booking process in the UK and not the actual cruise!
Why is it that Avalon UK customers appear to be the poor relations compared to other parts of the world. We have booked our second river cruise with you in 2 years and feel we have been poorly treated. Our friends in New Zealand and Australia were able to be book their optional excursions online weeks ago, we couldn’t despite the option being available via our portal. We had a long winded process of booking our optional excursions via your head office since you couldn’t fix the problem preventing us booking online! Our friends in Australia received their travel documents a couple of weeks ago, which included their tickets, a booklet about all their excursions, luggage tags and a nice wallet in in which to keep everything. What about us here in the UK, well we received 3 A4 printed sheets! Somehow we feel short changed. We contacted your office to see why and were told that you went paperless last year and others around the world would be doing the same - well we received A4 printed sheets two years ago too, well before you went paperless! Australia and New Zealand are still receiving the document pack described above and did do 2 years ago. Why can’t you treat ALL your customer around the world in the same way and to the same standard? Since we received our A4 print outs we have logged on to our account, but this shows none of the optional excursions that we have booked and paid for via your head office! Hope this is all sorted out by the time we board the ship at the end of June and that you have notified them about our excursions!
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Great service at Avalon at Shelton CT. February 2018

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I had the misfortune of dropping my cell phone down the garbage chute. Needless to say I was distraught. I went to the office and Pete from maintenance was there for me within 5minutes. I felt like a complete idiot for dropping my cell phone in the chute. Pete was so supportive and willing to help. He was like superman to me. I'll never forget his professional and kind approach. He retrieved my phone successfully. Truly grateful. Thanks Pete, Five Stars for you
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To sum it up.....Excellent!!!!! Service, food and accommodation were all excellent. This Danube wine cruise experience was first class. I will return to Avalon again for another river cruise.

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The river cruise in France via Avalon … November 2017

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The river cruise in France via Avalon Waterways was amazing, the most wonderful trip I have ever been on. Every detail was spectacular. But the best part was all of the people on the boat. They were kind, funny, friendly, and their customer service was top notch. I don't know that I will ever have an experience like this again in my travels. I would 100% recommend Avalon Waterways to anyone. Thank you.
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Itinerary

Day 1

PARIS, FRANCE Bienvenue en France!

Your day is free to explore the world’s most romantic city. Get acquainted with the City of Lights today with some shopping, strolling, or with a croissant and café au lait to watch the world go by amid the Parisian cityscape.

Day 2

PARIS–LE HAVRE (EMBARKATION) Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Enjoy some free time in Paris today, before transfer to Le Havre and board your cruise on the Sein. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board and explore your Suite Ship®

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LE HAVRE

(B,D)

Day 3

LE HAVRE 20th Century Architecture and White Cliffs of Normandy

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour to Le Havre and discover the modern architecture of its city center, rebuilt by Auguste Perret and part of the World Heritage of Humanity.

This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the old seaside town of Honfleur. With its 16th- to 18th-century townhouses, half-timber houses, and cobbled streets, Honfleur inspired the works of master artists Monet and Boudin.

Alternatively, you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to see the white-chalk cliffs and arches of the oceanside town of Étretat—an attraction for classic artists, writers, and filmmakers.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROUEN

(B,L,D)

Day 4

ROUEN The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and a Heroine for France

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen—home of the martyred Saint Joan of Arc—and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN

(B,L,D)

Day 5

ROUEN. EXCURSION TO NORMANDY Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions

CLASSIC Join a Guided Visit to the WWII landing beaches of Normandy. Take a full-day tour of significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery, OR:

CLASSIC Take a full-day Guided Tour of the British and Canadian commemorative sites, including the British cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, the seaside town of Arromanches, the Juno Beach Center, and the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, OR:

CLASSIC Join “A Taste of Normandy” Guided Tour for an in-depth look at this rich agricultural region. See the famous Bayeux Tapestry, visit the beautiful village of Beuvron en Auge and taste Calvados apple brandy at a local distillery.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ROUEN

(B,L,D)

Day 6

LES ANDELYS Serenity on the Seine’s Most Beautiful Riverbends

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys—one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine. Visit the Saint Sauveur’s Church of Le Petit Andely.

During lunchtime, enjoy a beautiful cruise to Vernon

VERNON

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

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Giverny, home and inspiration of the master impressionist painter Claude Monet. Walk the grounds and see Monet’s charming residence, and the flower and water gardens captured in his masterpieces, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle—“Normandy’s Versailles”—with its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables.

EVENING CRUISE TO CONFLANS

(B,L,D)

Day 7

CONFLANS Walk in the Footsteps of Van Gogh and Bonaparte

ACTIVE Go for an early Morning Jog with your Avalon Adventure Host.

CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Auvers-sur-Oise, and walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, who lived, worked, and is buried here. See the landscapes and village scenes captured in his paintings, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.

This afternoon, cruise to Paris.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS

(B,L,D)

Day 8

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

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour through the Heart of Paris to see the historic Île St. Louis, Île de la Cité, and Notre Dame Cathedral, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided City Tour, that shows you the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées.

Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary café on the Left Bank.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS

(B,L,D)

Day 9

PARIS (DISEMBARKATION) Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Port charges:
$182

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Paris:

in single room from $315 to $433, in twin room from $187 to $246

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1199
P / Royal Deck / $1299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2199
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Deck & Cabin Plans
Optional Activities WHP0|Save with the Cruise-Only Portion
WHPE|Add Mont St. Michel to Your Vacation
WPH|Cruise Paris to Paris-Northbound
Accomodations


Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

Enjoying an unbeatable location next to the iconic Eiffel Tower, this 456-room sleek, modern hotel offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout and has a California-inspired Brasserie with open kitchen and stylish wine bar. Other amenities include a large gym on the 9th floor with panoramic rooftop vistas.


Paris
France
18,Avenue De Suffren
Start City
PARIS
End City
PARIS (DISEMBARKATION) Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

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