Cruising in Normandy
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Images of Normandy - Cliffs of Etretat
Spectacular cliff formations on the north France coastline at Etretat….

Images of Normandy - Anacoluthe barge

Images of Normandy - A beautiful garden

The following barges cruise in this area:

Barge Name Price Range (per person) and Maximum number of guests
We're sorry but we have no barges that cruise in this area at present

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 Monet’s 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 France because of its slightly cooler temperatures, and is the perfect place to cruise in freedom on the majestic River Seine. 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 will enchant you.

Why would I want to cruise here?

- Follow 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 available anywhere (though this is not obligatory!)

- Because you’d like to cruise through Paris by night and 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 Cemetery.

- 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
  • Paris
        City centre:
          Montparnasse, Gare du Nord
          Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon
        Outer city:
          Versailles, Massy-Palaiseau
          Marne-la-Vallee, CDG airport
  • Mantes-La-Ville
  • Rouen
  • Le Havre
Click here to go to the Barge Company dedicated 'trains' website to find out more about travelling around France on the TGV High Speed Rail network

Phone: +33 561 59 20 07, Fax: +33 561 59 23 54
Phone (Toll-Free from USA + Canada): 1-800-688-0245

The Barge Cruise Company Ltd, 2 Allée de Castelnouvel, 31490 Léguevin