One of Europe’s great historic rivers, the Seine is without a doubt the best-known river in France rising at Saint Seine near Dijon in eastern France near the Swiss Alps and flowing for 486 miles in a north westerly direction through Paris, which it cuts in half, before crossing Normandy and emptying into the English Channel at Le Havre.
On a Seine River cruise, typically travelling from Honfleur or Rouen on the Normandy coast to Paris or vice-versa, you will discover the true beauty of Northern France, gliding past storybook chateaux and medieval towns and discovering why artists throughout the centuries have found inspiration in these regions, from the suburbs of Paris to the fishing villages of Normandy. You may visit Honfleur, the birthplace of Impressionism or Giverny with Monet´s stone farmhouse and its world famous gardens, or the famous Palace of Versailles. Walk the Normandy beaches where the Allied forces landed during World War II´s D-Day invasion; or see the site where Joan of Arc was martyred in Rouen. And then there's Paris, the highlight of any Seine River cruise.