France’s colourful south and magical north

Whether it’s Edith Piaf, Claude Monet or Picasso – they have all been inspired by the magic of northern France. The Seine does not leave out a single facet of this beauty on its journey towards the Atlantic coast. Countless sights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or the Champs-Élysées await you in Paris. You can explore the picturesque seafaring and artist town of Honfleur in the fantastically beautiful Normandy. On its way, the Seine flows past lush green meadows and chalky white steep banks. And then there’s the Loire Valley: elegant castles line up one after another like pearls on a chain. The Loire Valley is known as the “garden of France” for a good reason.

Monet's heavenly idyll

From 1883 up until his death in 1926, Monet lived and painted in the village Giverny. You'll find details fromt he huge garden of his property in many of his pictures, including the famous water lily pond. Take a walk with us through the garden and be inspired by the beautiful surroundings.

Paris

The french capital on the Seine boasts many world-famous sights, such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame and the Champs-Élysées. A short stroll though the quiet Par du Luxembourg will show you another side to this lively metropolis.

Departure Dates 2022

MS Seine Comtesse
26 March
16 April
07 May
04, 18 June
09 July
06, 27 August
17 September
08, 15 October

Departure Dates 2023

MS Seine Comtesse
25 March
15 April
06 May
03, 17 June
08 July
05, 26 August
16 September
07, 14 October

Impressions of Paris & Northern France

Paris - Le Harve - Paris (8 days)

On this cruise you will discover why northern France has remained such a unique and distinctive muse for so many great artists over the centuries. Experience an intense insight into French life combined with inspirational landscapes and stunning natural beauty. Enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of delightful little towns, admire the imposing Chalk Cliffs on the Alabaster Coast and relax on a stroll through the small seafaring and artistic town of Honfleur. See why Claude Monet was so inspired by the gardens of his home in Giverny and spend the day in historic Rouen. Paris forms the crowning glory of your cruise, including the chance to enjoy Montmartre and the famous Sacré-Coeur Basilica.

For more information call: 01223 568904 or email: sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk

 

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