Where is it?
North of Paris on the River Seine.
Rouen, Honfleur and Le Havre
are all popular destinations
whilst cruising in this region. The Mont St Michel
is about three
hours drive from here.
What are the cruises like?
Charming, and often influenced
by the Impressionist art movement as
house and gardens at Giverny
plus van Gogh’s village
of Auvers sur Oise
are not to be missed. This is also an
area steeped in history of the Second World War
and you’ll have
the opportunity to visit its very moving cemeteries and war memorials.
How does this area compare with others in Europe?
Normandy is a very refreshing area of
because of its slightly cooler temperatures, and is the
perfect place to cruise in freedom
on the majestic River
Starting or ending your cruise in Paris
really does feel
special, and allows you to explore this dazzling capital either
pre or post cruise
. The River Seine is majestic and wide,
offering open horizons and clear views
of the marvellous
landscape. Rolling hills and distant church spires
Why would I want to cruise here?
the trail of the Impressionist art movement
on your cruise
through the heart of Normandy.
- You’d like to explore little fishing ports such as Honfleur
with their colourful boats clustered in the quaint harbours
on the north French coast.
- You’d like to enjoy the best quality, freshest seafood
(though this is not obligatory!)
- Because you’d like to cruise through Paris by night
experience her illuminated in all her glory.
- Because you’d like to visit the Normandy landing beaches
and visit the War Memorial at Caen and the American
- Or, simply because you love France
and this is another
wonderful region to cruise through, enjoying fine cuisine and
wine as you go!
How can I travel to this area?
As well as the extensive road network, there are several airports and train stations in this region:
TGV train stations
Montparnasse, Gare du Nord
Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon
Marne-la-Vallee, CDG airport
- Le Havre
to go to the Barge Company dedicated 'trains' website to find out more about travelling around France on the TGV High Speed Rail network