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Vernon River Cruises

About Vernon

Vernon is situated within the area of Eure in the Haute-Normandie region of northern France. The village lies amongst picturesque scenery on the banks of the River Seine, between the cities of Paris and Rouen. This French commune is a quaint and serene town which offers a range of historic architecture and fascinating buildings to explore. The region also boasts a particularly peaceful atmosphere alongside the tranquil scenery which can be enjoyed throughout the town. The commune is also home to an excellent selection of shops, markets and restaurants as well as great cultural experiences at the local museums and art galleries. The famous French painter Claude Monet lived in the nearby village of Giverny and painted several exquisites landscapes paintings of some Vernon’s historic buildings, monuments and natural scenery. Indeed, it is easy to see why Vernon has inspired artists with its omnipresent charm and unique character.

Exploring Vernon

The town of Vernon contains a range of historic structures with fantastic architecture and design but the region’s most iconic building is the Collegiate Church of Notre Dame, which dates back as far as the 11th century. The church is famous locally for its intricate Gothic style design and impressive pipe organs and engravings, which were completed over hundreds of years.

Another of Vernon’s significant historical landmarks is the Tourelles Castle, built by Philippe Auguste during the Middle Ages. The fortress boasts four large towers, one of which was damaged by bombs during the air raids of the Second World War and is currently being restored.

Vernon’s city hall is also a magnificent example of French architecture, constructed at the end of the 19th century opposite to the Collegiate Church. Other notable buildings found within Vernon are the House of Old Times, which is the area’s oldest residential dwelling, the Archive Tower which was once part of an ancient castle and the Old Mill, located by the River Seine.

Fabulous cultural experiences are also available in Vernon, from art galleries and museums to walking and cycling trails. Not surprising considering the area's artistic pedegree, there is a good selection of renowned local art galleries and museums, including the Alphonse-Georges Poulain Museum, the Galerie du Démocrate and the Galerie Tuffier, all of which contain fascinating exhibits and works of art. 

Vernon tips

Visitors hoping to take in the natural beauty of Vernon with a peaceful stroll throughout the surrounding region can follow the various hiking trails which will lead them along several stunning scenic routes. Many of these trails start from the Tourelles Castle and lead along the banks of the River Seine.

Vernon Itineraries

Paris

Paris & Normandy - Roundtrip Paris

20 sailing dates March 2019 to November 2019
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2169pp
Les Andelys

France by Rail with Romantic Rhone & Seine

1 sailing date September 2019
24 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
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Viviers

Best of France Barcelona to Paris

9 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2019
27 Nights From Barcelona, to Tours
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Avignon

Romantic Rhone & Seine Barcelona to Paris

3 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
17 Nights From Barcelona, to France , Paris
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Vienne

Romantic Rhone & Seine - Barcelona to Paris

1 sailing date August 2019
18 Nights From Barcelona, to Rouen
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Lyon

Portugal & Spain Treasures With Rhone & Seine

1 sailing date August 2019
29 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to France , Paris
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Rouen

Northern France at a Glance

26 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
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Paris

Paris & The Seine Valley To Normandy

3 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
Shearings logo FROM £1319pp
Paris

New Year in Paris

1 sailing date December 2019
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
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Paris

Paris Verssailles

1 sailing date December 2019
4 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
Shearings logo FROM £699pp
Honfleur

Roundtrip Paris

1 sailing date June 2019
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
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Vernon

Reflections on the Seine

4 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
8 Nights From Paris, France to Paris

Includes flights and transfers. No single supplement, prices from £2789.

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2699pp
Rouen

Paris to Normandy

21 sailing dates April 2019 to November 2019
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris

No-Fly option from £2439pp

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2289pp
Lyon

Cote D'Azur to Paris

9 sailing dates April 2019 to September 2019
15 Nights From Toulon (for Cote D'Azur), to France , Paris
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2599pp
Paris

Highlights of Normandy & the Seine

7 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Bienvenue, to France , Paris

Single passengers from £3,320

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2029pp
Paris

Cruise on 3 Rivers

1 sailing date May 2019
8 Nights From Strasbourg, France , France to Honfleur
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Vernon

Paris, Normandy and the River Seine

9 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris

Includes flights and overseas transfers | Single passenger prices from £1259

Amadeus River Cruises logo FROM £1159pp
Viviers

Grand France - Côte d'Azur to Paris

6 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
15 Nights From Toulon (for Cote D'Azur), to France , Paris
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £3899pp
Rouen

Romantic Seine - Paris to Paris

6 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris

Single Traveller cruises from £4,595

APT Cruising logo FROM £2999pp
Paris

Parsian Royal Holidays - Paris to Paris

4 sailing dates December 2019
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris

Festive River Cruising | The ultimate Christmas Markets getaway

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