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Les Andelys River Cruises

About Les Andelys

Les Andelys lies by the River Seine in the Upper Normandy region of northern France, about 20 miles northeast of Evreux and 20 miles southeast of Rouen. The town is nestled in verdant countryside below a row of striking chalk cliffs and overlooked by the ruins of the once-mighty Chateau Guillard. So named for its two constituent settlements of Grand-Andely and Petit-Andely, the two fishing villages would later grow to form a single town. The area boasts several famous sons: it was the birthplace of Nicolas Poussin, the foremost painter of the French Baroque style; the balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard, who would become the first person to cross the English Channel by air; and Sir John George Woodroffe, also known as Arthur Avalon, a writer and lecturer on Indian philosophy who is credited with introducing Hindu and Yogic practices to the West.

Exploring Les Andelys

In medieval times, Les Andelys’ strategic position on a bend in the river attracted the attention of both the French monarchy and the Duke of Normandy, King Richard the Lionheart. He had the imposing Chateau Gaillard built on a cliff above Les Andelys, in order to protect his hold on the area and its capital, Rouen. Some cruises offer the chance to tour of the ruins of the besieged castle, which still stand remarkably well preserved and offer incredible cliff-top views of the surrounding country and the winding Seine below.

The town itself has no shortage of attractions either – including the Nicolas Poussin Musuem, an 18th-century mansion that houses collections of fine and decorative arts, as well as Poussin’s classical masterpiece, Coriolanus Being Implored Upon by his Family. Nearby in the centre of Grand Andely is Saint Clotilde’s Fountain, an historic pilgrimage site famed for the water’s healing properties.

The Andelys also have a beautiful gothic church apiece: the compact, steepled Saint Sauveur Church in Petit Andely boasts an organ built in 1674, a Louis XIV altarpiece and statues from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries; while the sprawling Notre Dame Collegiate Church in Grand Andely houses paintings by Varin, Nicolas Poussin’s master, as well as towering stained glass windows from the 16th century that feature the locally venerated Sainte Clotilde.

Andelys tips

For a historic meal in every sense, head to La Chaine d Or, a charming building which dates back to 1751 and which features frequently in a number of respected French gastronomic guides.

Les Andelys Itineraries

Paris

Cruising Seine Plus Versailles, Paris, London

8 sailing dates October 2020 to October 2021
11 Nights From London, United Kingdom to France , Paris
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Paris

Reflections of the Seine

5 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2021
8 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
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Paris

Christmas In The Seine Valley

1 sailing date December 2020
4 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
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Les Andelys

Roundtrip Paris

18 sailing dates July 2020 to October 2021
4 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
CroisiEurope logo FROM £699pp
Les Andelys

Golf Cruise on the Seine from Paris to Paris

1 sailing date June 2021
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
Amadeus River Cruises logo FROM £1959pp
Conflans

Paris & Normandy - Roundtrip Paris

34 sailing dates September 2020 to November 2022
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris

FREE flights and overseas transfers plus HUGE savings of up to £1,300 per couple!

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Les Andelys

The Most Beautiful Stopovers In The Seine Valley

10 sailing dates September 2020 to September 2021
5 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
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Paris

Paris To Normandy

4 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
7 Nights From Paris, France to , Normandy
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Les Andelys

Impressions From The Seine : Paris to Normady

7 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2021
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
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Les Andelys

Reflections on the Seine

5 sailing dates September 2020 to September 2021
8 Nights From Paris, France to Paris

Includes HUGE savings plus FREE private home pick-up service! Call our experienced concierge to add on flights!

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £3469pp
Les Andelys

Paris to Normandy

31 sailing dates September 2020 to November 2021
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2239pp
Les Andelys

Paris, Normandy and the River Seine

16 sailing dates August 2020 to October 2021
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris

Includes HUGE savings of up to 20%!

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Les Andelys

Romantic Seine - Paris to Paris

3 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris

Includes HUGE savings of up to £3,000 per couple! Limited time only!

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Paris

Grand France - Avignon to Paris

22 sailing dates August 2020 to October 2021
14 Nights From Avignon, France to Paris
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Vienne

15 Day Romantic Rhone & Seine - Arles to Paris

3 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
14 Nights From Arles, France to Paris
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Les Andelys

The Seine Valley

5 sailing dates August 2020 to October 2021
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris

Includes direct flights and private overseas transfers!

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Rouen

The Seine, Paris & Normandy

17 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
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Paris

Normandy & Gems of the Seine - Paris to Paris

18 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2021
10 Nights From Paris, France to Paris

Includes HUGE savings of up to £500 per couple plus FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers! Book today and pay by 31st October to save an extra £250!

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