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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

Avignon

Gems of the Seine & South of France

2 sailing dates April 2022 to July 2022
21 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to France , Lyon
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Rouen

Highlights of Normandy & the Seine with Highlights

5 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
9 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to Paris (Le Havre)
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Paris

Highlights of Normandy & the Seine

11 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to Paris (Le Havre)
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Vernon

Normandy & Gems of the Seine with Highlights

15 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
10 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to Paris (Le Havre)
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Amsterdam

Seven River Journeys

1 sailing date April 2023
60 Nights From Avignon, France to , Giurgiu
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Dürnstein

Italian Treasures & European Gems Rome - Paris

6 sailing dates May 2022 to September 2022
27 Nights From Rome, (Civitavecchia), to Paris (Le Havre)
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Nuremberg

Italian Treasures & European Gems from Rome

6 sailing dates May 2022 to September 2022
24 Nights From Rome, (Civitavecchia), to Amsterdam
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Rouen

The Seine, Paris & Normandy River from Paris

2 sailing dates November 2021 to March 2022
7 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to Paris (Le Havre)
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Lyon

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Avignon

59 sailing dates October 2021 to October 2023
21 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Avignon
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Vernon

Impressions of the Seine & Paris from Le havre

16 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Le Havre, to Paris (Le Havre)
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Avignon

Grand France - Paris to Port Louis (southbound)

25 sailing dates October 2021 to October 2023
14 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to France , Port St. Louis
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Les Andelys

Paris & Normandy - Roundtrip Paris

96 sailing dates October 2021 to November 2023
7 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to Paris (Le Havre)

FREE flights plus HUGE savings of up to £1,500 per couple available on selected 2022 cruises - call for more information!

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Paris

Impressions of the Seine & Paris from Paris

16 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to Le Havre

FREE flights plus HUGE savings of up to £1,500 per couple available on selected 2022 cruises - call for more information!

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Paris

Paris to Paris

1 sailing date August 2021
7 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), France to Paris (Le Havre)
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Avignon

Grand France - Port Louis to Paris

26 sailing dates October 2021 to October 2023
14 Nights From Port St. Louis, France to , Paris (Le Havre)
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Paris

Reflections on the Seine

8 sailing dates April 2022 to September 2023
8 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to Paris (Le Havre)
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Paris

Paris to Normandy

52 sailing dates October 2021 to October 2023
7 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to Paris (Le Havre)

Discover HUGE savings of up to £2,022 per couple on selected 2022 cruises - call us to find out more!

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Paris

Paris, Normandy and the River Seine

23 sailing dates October 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to Paris (Le Havre)
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Vernon

Parsian Royal Holidays - Paris to Paris

8 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
7 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to Paris (Le Havre)
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Lyon

Grand France - Avignon to Paris

31 sailing dates October 2021 to October 2023
14 Nights From Avignon, France to , Paris (Le Havre)
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