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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

Vernon

Paris and Versailles

1 sailing date December 2021
4 Nights From Rouen, to Paris (Saint-Denis)
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Paris

Paris and the Seine Valley to Normandy

3 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
7 Nights From Paris (Saint-Denis), to Paris (Saint-Denis)
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Rouen

Paris to Honfleur

5 sailing dates July 2020 to October 2020
6 Nights From Paris, France to Honfleur
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Paris

In the Footsteps of the Impressionists

3 sailing dates July 2020 to October 2020
6 Nights From Paris, France to Honfleur
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Vernon

Paris and the Seine Valley to Normandy

2 sailing dates June 2020 to September 2020
7 Nights From Paris (Saint-Denis), to Paris (Saint-Denis)
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Avignon

Ultimate France - Avignon to Bordeaux

7 sailing dates July 2020 to October 2020
21 Nights From Avignon, France to Bordeaux
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £10099pp
Vernon

Reflections on the Seine

1 sailing date September 2020
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!

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Rouen

Paris to Normandy

7 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2239pp
Conflans

Highlights of Normandy & the Seine

4 sailing dates April 2021 to August 2021
7 Nights From Bienvenue, to France , Paris
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3129pp
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!

APT Cruising logo FROM £3289pp
Paris

Parsian Royal Holidays - Paris to Paris

8 sailing dates December 2020 to December 2021
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2519pp
Lyon

Grand France - Avignon to Paris

24 sailing dates July 2020 to October 2021
14 Nights From Avignon, France to Paris
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £4949pp
Avignon

15 Day Romantic Rhone & Seine - Arles to Paris

5 sailing dates September 2020 to September 2021
14 Nights From Arles, France to Paris
APT Cruising logo FROM £2999pp
Paris

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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Paris

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!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3369pp
Lyon

Grand France - Paris to Avignon

24 sailing dates July 2020 to October 2021
14 Nights From Paris, France to Avignon
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £4949pp
Paris

Paris & Normandy - Paris to Paris

4 sailing dates August 2020 to November 2020
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2999pp

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