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French Impressionism Along the Banks of the Seine (port-to-port cruise)

Join CroisiEurope for an art- and culture-filled cruise on the Seine River. Visit celebrated museums— including the Musée Marmottan Monet—as well as the lovely home of Claude Monet and his supreme gardens in Giverny. Enjoy thematic tours of cities and villages that were part of the French Impressionist movement, such as Barbizon, Rouen, and Honfleur.

Trip code : PFH_IMPP

Duration : 6 days

Destination :

Travel Dates :2022

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the landscapes that inspired Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, and Eugène Boudin.
  • VISIT MAJOR ARTISTIC SITES:
    • The charming village of Barbizon
    • The Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, the largest collection of his works
    • Monet’s home in Giverny, nature’s tableau vivant
    • The Fine Arts Museum and the cathedral in Rouen
    • Honfleur, cradle of Impressionism
    • The Norman Abbey Circuit
    • Étretat, and the beautiful white cliffs of the Côte d'Albâtre

DAY 1

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Join us for a thematic presentation entitled The Definition of Impressionism, its Origins, Techniques, and Contexts.

We’ll spend the morning cruising to Melun. This afternoon, join us for a guided tour of Barbizon. This charming village found fame in the 19th century through the works of art created by landscape painters who were members of the Barbizon School art movement. The Auberge Ganne, where the artists once lived, is now a museum. We'll enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment.

We’ll spend the morning cruising. In the afternoon, join us for a visit to the Musée Marmottan Monet(1), which houses the largest collection of his paintings. After we return on board, we’ll begin to cruise to Mantes-la-Jolie. Join us for a second onboard presentation entitled Claude Monet, the Quintessential Impressionist.

Join us for a tour of Monet’s home and studio in Giverny. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Rouen. Enjoy a cabaret-style evening of entertainment on board.

We’ll set out on a guided tour of Rouen(2) this morning by following the footsteps of the Impressionists. The afternoon will be dedicated to a guided tour of the Norman Abbey Circuit. We’ll discover Jumiège and the ruins of one of the most magnificent abbeys in France, as well as the Church of Saint Peter and the Abbey of Saint Wandrille. Our ship will cast off for Honfleur (departure time will depend on the tides). Join us for a thematic presentation entitled The Geography of Impressionism: Paris and its Suburbs, Honfleur, and the Coastlines of Normandy.

Set out on a walking tour of Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism. Enjoy some free time on your own at the Eugène Boudin Museum. This afternoon, we'll visit the Côte d'Albâtre, with its magnificent white cliffs lined with pebble beaches and the small seaside city of Étretat.

DAY 7

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - all onboard beverages (not including the special lists) - emergency/repatriation insurance - accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - onboard activities - thematic visits - visits mentioned in the program - cabaret-style evening - gala evening - all port fees.

1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Visit the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny- 2023

You will leave the boat by coach to travel to the home of Claude Monet. He lived in his Giverny home between 1830 and 1926. His passion for gardening and colors led him to conceive his flowers garden

DURATION 03:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 91 AUD

On-board : 101 AUD

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The Alabaster coast- 2023

Leave Honfleur by coach for the excursion to the Alabaster Coast, classified as a Natura 2000 site since 2009. This trip will be your chance to discover the natural heritage of the Pays de Caux and th

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 115 AUD

On-board : 129 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided walking tour of Honfleur- 2023

We'll meet up with our guide and set off on our walking tour. Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism, is located at the mouth of the Seine as it flows into the English Channel. Untouched by the pas

DURATION 01:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 38 AUD

On-board : 43 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
The Norman Abbeys Trail- 2023

We'll set off by coach from Duclair in the company of our guide. The excursion begins with a visit of the Jumièges Abbey. Built in 654 when Christianity arrived in the region, and subsequen

DURATION 03:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 109 AUD

On-board : 120 AUD

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