French Masterpiece

Capture the historic beauty of Bordeaux's iconic Porte Cailhau landmark - FRENCH MASTERPIECE: PARIS, NORMANDY & BORDEAUX - Avalon Waterways

This tour has multiple departures

Experience the French Masterpiece of Paris, Normandy & Bordeaux on a 15-Day River Cruise with Avalon Waterways

Embark on a spectacular journey along the Seine River, indulging in the enchanting landscapes and rich history of France. Glide through quaint Normandy villages, exploring Monet’s breathtaking gardens or the majestic Bizy Castle. Dive into history at Normandy’s iconic beaches, honouring the bravery of World War II heroes. In Rouen, stroll through medieval streets and marvel at the Gothic splendour of Rouen Cathedral.

Before bidding adieu to the Seine, revel in the romance of Paris, with its iconic landmarks and rich heritage. Then, venture to Bordeaux, gateway to the renowned Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Cruise through picturesque landscapes, immersing yourself in the regal charm of châteaux and the allure of local vineyards. With Avalon’s array of excursions, from scenic drives to seaside delights, every moment is a discovery of France’s cultural treasures. Embrace the joie de vivre as you savor the delights of Bordeaux, where every experience is a testament to la belle vie.

Engage in Avalon’s Classic, Active, and Discovery experiences, a few activities to choose from:

  • Take a Guided Tour of Giverny, home and inspiration of the master impressionist painter Claude Monet.
  • Take a full-day Guided Tour of the British and Canadian commemorative sites, including the British cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, the seaside town of Arromanches, the Juno Beach Center, and the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.
  • A walking Tour of Rouen—site of Saint Joan of Arc’s martyrdom—and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
  • Discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating Guided Walk.
  • Enjoy a relaxing E-bike guided tour in Bordeaux’s finest wine region.
  • Join a full-day guided tour of the seaside resort of Arcachon on the Atlantic coast.

Avalon elevates each immersive experience for a deeper discovery of the cultural and architectural treasures that recall the rich traditions of Southwest France.

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