The Best of the Seine River From Normandy to Paris
Revel in vibrant culture, historic landmarks, picturesque villages and world-renowned vineyards along the Seine River as you explore the treasures of France by modern riverboat.
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Program No. 21265RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

Experience the life and the lands along France’s legendary Seine River. Begin by exploring the architectural, artistic and cultural treasures of Paris, then journey to Normandy to delve into the gripping story of D-Day. Next, embark on a riverboat voyage back to Paris, absorbing the natural beauty that surrounds the Seine and learning about its importance to the French Impressionists.
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Extensive walking along unpaved lanes and cobblestone streets, averaging about two miles per day. Some stairs without railings. Standing for up to an hour at a time. Use of Paris Metro on some field trips.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • View the masterpieces of the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay and see Paris’s illuminated landmarks on an after-dark boat excursion.
  • Discover the splendor of Monet’s gardens including the famous water lily pond.
  • Explore the 7th-century Abbey of Saint Wandrille with one of the resident monks as your host.
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Amale Bourhim
Born in France, Amale Bourhim holds a master's degree in art history from the Sorbonne in Paris. She is a top-rated certified expert in national museums and monuments in France and can speak six languages. Having lived in the U.S. and Australia, Amale has lectured on art extensively and once enjoyed a career as a journalist for Australian publications. She is the author of a book on art appreciation and created a kit on the art of the Louvre museum for kids.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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