Grand France from Côte d'Azur to Paris
2013 / 2014
16 days from Côte d’Azur to Paris
This fantastic cruise vacation showcases France’s breathtaking scenery, amazing history, and exciting variety. Your adventure begins on the stunning Côte d’Azur, then travel to Arles to board your ship and sail north up the scenic Rhône and Saône Rivers. Along the way, explore Arles, Avignon, delightful Viviers, medieval Tournon, charming Vienne, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as Mâcon, Tournus, Chalon-sur-Saône, and fascinating Beaune. In Paris, embark your second cruise ship begin your journey along the Seine River into the picturesque Normandy region. In Vernon choose between a guided visit of Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle.. guided On to Joan of Arc’s historic Rouen, where you choose between an included excursion to Normandy’s historic landing beaches or an interesting “Taste of Normandy.” Continue to Les Andelys, home of dramatic Château Gaillard. Next up: your choice of excursions to either Vincent van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s elegant Château de Malmaison Return to Paris for guided sightseeing taking in the most famous sights of this magnificent city. A fitting conclusion of your magnifique cruise vacation.