...stroll through the streets of Paris along the Seine, a bottle of wine with a fresh baguette and cheese shared with friends watching the busy street life from a café, or enjoying a croissant and café au lait as the world goes by.
Take a journey on the River Seine from Paris to the beaches of Normandy. Paris situated on the river in northern France is a globe trekkers dream destination with some of the Europe’s greatest sites. During the summer the atmosphere is warm, relaxed and carefree. In the winter the city is alive with holiday lights.
You can visit the Eiffel Tower erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair it is France’s most recognizable structure for visitors with restaurants on levels one and two. There is a great observation deck on level two and at the top. This tower has become the symbol for France and Paris.
The Louvre is on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st district is one of the world’s largest visited art museums in the world. It was originally a fortress in the 12th century and the palace of the kings until Louis XIV when the court moved to Versailles. It became a museum in 1793.
The Arc de Triomphe stands in the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle this monument honors those who fought for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
As you sail on the Seine you will visit Claude Monet’s famous garden and see where he painted his famous painting “Water Lilies”. The garden is still blooming and changing every season.
You will experience the medieval architecture in Rouen and you will see where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake and see the castle of Richard the Lionhearted.
You will then visits the beaches at Normandy see the American cementary with it rows of white crosses. You will see the beaches that were so important in changing the outcome of World War II. You will have a moving history lesson in this area.
At visit to the Palace of Versailles and the gardens is an amazing trip. See where the last of the French kings lived and visit these beautiful gardens.
While you enjoy the countryside passing bye you will enjoy the exquisite French cuisine and learn about some of their culinary favorites. Learn about France’s many types of cheeses and some of the regions most popular.
This is a once in a lifetime experience and an unforgettable memory for you.
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France - Paris to Normandy
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