Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches


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    Combine time in France’s marvelous capital with discoveries of quaint towns along the Seine and in the picturesque Normandy region. Embark in Paris, sailing to Vernon, for a choice of guided visits to either Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys with its Château Gaillard, built by England’s King Richard the Lionheart in 1196, and enjoy guided sightseeing. Then, on to Caudebec, where you choose between an included excursion to the poignant Normandy landing beaches or a fascinating “Taste of Normandy.” Visit Joan of Arc’s historic Rouen, and Iin Conflans, choose between a visits of Vincent van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s elegant Château de Malmaison before heading back to Paris. During your last day on the Seine, a Local Expert will show you some of the famous sights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more!

    Day 1 – Paris: Onboard welcome reception. (D)

    Day 2 – Vernon-Les Andelys: Choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; onboard pastry demonstration; guided walk in Les Andelys, visit the Parish Church of Le Grand Andely. (B,L,D)

    Day 3 – Caudebec: Excursion along the Route des Chaumieres or visit Jumieges Abbey; onboard lecture. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 – Caudebec: Choice of excursions to Normandy landing beaches or “A Taste of Normandy”. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 – Roune: Guided walk, see the Gros Horloge astronomical clock and visit the cathedral. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 – Conflans-Paris: Choice of excursions to visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Chateau de Malmaison. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 – Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 – Paris: Your vacation ends this morning. (B)

    Standard Features

    CRUISE: Deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom (Category E) with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds
    SIGHTSEEING: Your day-by-day itinerary indicates in UPPERCASE all inside visits, special features, and guided sightseeing. All included guided sightseeing is conducted by a Certified Local Guide.
    MEALS: are indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D). Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes. Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel.

    AV-WPP 2018