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Paris, Normandy & Historic Treasures of the Seine River Cruise

Riviera Travel MS Jane Austen
Date 16th Apr 25
Nights 10 Nights
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UK to Paris
Arrive at St Pancras and board Eurostar for your journey to Paris and board MS Jane Austen for your 10-night cruise
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Paris > Conflans
Conflans is located in Paris' north-western suburbs at the heart of the Île-de-France region of north-central France. Nestling in the Albertville hills and considered to be the capital of France's inland waterways; medieval Conflans was named after its geographic position at the confluence of the Seine and Oise rivers. Take a stroll around Grande-Place de Conflans decked in flowers and home to a fountain and Musee d'Art et d'Histoire in the 14th-century Maison Rouge. Meander through the idyllic Parc du Chateau Prieure and pay a visit to Musee de la Batellerie and Tour Montjoie. Step inside the unique floating Chapelle Je Sers and admire the historic Eglise Saint-Maclou. Make your way to Pointil to stroll through the park and see the 1924 memorial commemorating the waterway workers that died in World War I. Conflans is also gateway to the opulent Chateau de Malmaison in nearby Rueil-Malmaison which was once the private residence of Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.
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Conflans > Auvers-sur-Oise
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Rouen, France
The port city of Rouen sits on the River Seine and is the capital of northern France's Haute-Normandie region. Tracing its routes back to the Roman era and the Middle Ages; the city's skyline is dominated by the spires of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Explore the Gothic Saint-Ouen and Saint-Maclou churches and medieval half-timbered houses in the cobblestoned pedestrian centre. Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Place du Vieux Marche in 1431 and her illustrious history is brought to life at Historial Jeanne d'Arc museum. Admire artworks by Rubens, Modigliani, Pissarro, Renoir, and Monet at Musee des Beaux-Arts.
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Le Havre & Arromanches, France
A major port in northern France's Normandy region, Le Havre is situated at the mouth of the River Seine. A visit to Le Havre Art Museum with its impressive collections of paintings is a must; perhaps admire the beautiful 'Water Lilies' by Monet? Cathedral Notre-Dame, which has been extensively restored, also offers spectacular sights. Architecture is fascinating in this town; it mainly comprises post-war modern structures, the work of Auguste Perret. The Church of Saint Joseph is a tall building, over 100 metre high, and represents the town’s architecture perfectly. The beach here attracts visitors; the broad promenade is frequently occupied by people soaking up the sunshine. Le Havre is also gateway to the famous sights and attractions of Paris and the Normandy region. Your next stop is the little fishing harbour of Arromanches where the D-Day Museum brings to life the town's part in the infamous Battle of Normandy and World War II. Admire the long line of white cliffs that run beyond the main beach and also the Church of Saint-Peter in the town centre. Pay a visit to the nearby D-Day Landing Beaches and the World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.
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Honfleur to Caudebec-en-Caux
The charming port city of Honfleur sits at the confluence of the River Seine and the English Channel in northern France. Walk around the distinctive Vieux-Bassin harbour to explore the quaint 16th to 18th-century town houses and the wood-built Saint Catherine's Church. Stroll though the intriguing cobbled streets, window-shop at the stylish boutiques, and stop for a cup of coffee at one of the waterfront cafes. Venture up the hillside to admire the 17th-century Notre Dame de Grâce chapel or step back in time at Musee de Vieux Honfleur and Blockhaus de la Gare. Escape to the tranquil surroundings of Naturospace which is alive with tropical butterflies, birds, and plants. Situated on the right bank of the Seine; Caudebec-en-Caux is a popular spot for cruise ships to drop anchor in Normandy. From the moment you dock; you'll be able to notice striking views of Brotonne Bridge, as well as the famous Notre Dame church. A more recent landmark is the Town Hall, which was built as the Chateau de Caumont towards the end of the 18th century. Perhaps visit a local distillery; including Honfleur, Deauville or Calvados, and try the most delicious regional blends. Check out the gothic Palais Bénédictine which exhibits many antiques and historic books. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking architecture of Le Havre or why not take a bike tour to experience Caudebec-en-Caux to its full potential?
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Abbey Jumieges & Abbey Saint-Wandrille, France
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Giverny & La Roche Guyon, France
The home village of Claude Monet, Giverny, is located in the North West of France alongside Vernon. Pay a visit to Giverny Gardens to enjoy the peaceful beauty and surroundings that inspired Monet's artwork. See Claude Monet's home, a beautifully furnished building which offers an insight into Monet's life, or visit Musee Alphonse-Georges Poulain; the only place in the area where Monet's original work can be viewed. A commune in the Val-d'Oise department in Île-de-France in northern France; La Roche-Guyon lies a short distance from Normandy on the banks of the Seine. Stroll through the traditional village and venture inside the Church of Saint-Samson which showcases a marble statue of Francois de Silly who owned it during the 17th century. Further on, discover the monumental fountain that was built in 1742; before enjoying an afternoon lunch in a choice of quaint cafes. Perhaps take a boat ride upstream or wander the fascinating grounds of Castle La Roche-Guyon to explore the gardens and Rommel's WWII defences. See how the Arboretum symbolises France's geography or take a walk by the road of the Crests for unique viewpoints.
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Chateau de Malmaison, France
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Paris, France
Disembark the cruise ship for your return journey home on Eurostar
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • 10 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite
  • All meals on board (except one lunch), including welcome cocktails and the Captain’s Dinner plus a Superior drinks package*
  • Return scheduled flights from a selection of regional airports or Eurostar
  • Services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director and Concierge
  • 7 guided tours including Paris, Auvers-sur-Oise, Rouen, the D-Day Normandy Beaches, Honfleur or the white cliffs of Étretat, Abbey Jumièges & Abbey St Wandrille and the Château de Malmaison
  • 2 visits including charming Caudebecen-Caux and Claude Monet’s house and garden
  • Optional visit to the Palace of Versailles

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Background
MS Jane Austen
Overview
How can one adequately sum up the wonderfully elegant five-star MS Jane Austen? Launched in 2015 and built to the most exacting standards, how can we describe this extraordinary vessel that’s truly one of the finest ships of its type afloat anywhere in the world? Quite simply, every single aspect and element is designed to the highest possible specification and our own exacting standards to bring you the very best and most enjoyable river cruising experience, in the most luxurious comfort. We have worked tirelessly with our Swiss partner Scylla AG, one of the world’s most experienced luxury rivership builders with a pedigree stretching back over nearly 40 years, to design the perfect vessel, with virtually no expense spared. You’ll feel the unmistakable understated opulence of this extraordinary vessel as you board through the spacious, marble-floored lobby. Stylish furnishings using environmentally friendly materials are beautifully combined with the most advanced safety systems… and the work of a wonderful designer’s eye conjuring up the classic lines and sophistication of a luxurious ocean liner. As always, the finesse is in the detail - beautifully crafted tropical hardwoods, wrought iron, highly polished copper and brass, all beautifully illuminated then added to soft leather furnishings and imaginative colour schemes, promotes a subtle, chic ambience of exceptional taste. Intuitive, unobtrusive service is graceful, efficient yet friendly as you might expect from a Swiss operated ship with 35 staff serving just 140 guests. This outstanding ratio of 4:1 allows a personal touch which makes such a difference to your cruise. Plus unlike other vessels typically carrying up to 200 passengers, you’ll enjoy simply far more space – as well as a smaller, more intimate dining experience.
MS Jane Austen
MS Jane Austen - Main Restaurant MS Jane Austen - Main Restaurant
Food & Drink

The restaurant is on the Diamond Deck serving early bird breakfast, light lunch and dinner (to be reserved on board subject to availability)

Main Restaurant - on the Ruby Deck serving buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner

Entertainment

The Sun Deck is the hub for entertainment onboard. The forward viewing area is perfect for watching the historic riverside villages, steep vine-clad valley sides and other scenic wonders glide serenely by. It’s well equipped with plenty of comfortable outdoor chairs and sun-loungers, deck games including shuffleboard and giant chess, a small splash pool where you can cool off, and a full bar service. Sometimes barbecues are held here too, weather dependent of course – a great way to meet new people over a glass of wine.

MS Jane Austen - Wellness Area MS Jane Austen - Wellness Area
Health & Fitness

Wellness area with sauna and steam room

Kids & Teens

Please note: MS Jane Austen does not provide facilities to accommodate Kids/Teens.

Terms & Conditions
Advertised offers are based on 2 adults sharing the lowest category stateroom/cabin/suite unless otherwise stated. Single supplements may apply. Offers are subject to availability and can change without any prior notice and may go up or down in price. Cruise Line campaign(s) and saving messages are strictly controlled by the Cruise Line(s) and are subject to change or be withdrawn without notice. Flight inclusive packages, where promoted, are based on the cheapest UK departure airport so please ask for further details. Advertised hotels, if any, are suggested however are changeable at a possible additional cost. All prices and port itineraries are correct at the time of print but are subject to change by the Cruise Line(s) without prior notice. Hays Travel reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions in this brochure. Some ports of call may be tendered whereas vessels drop anchor a short distance away and use small boats to reach the shore. Full board to all-inclusive inclusions vary by the Cruise Line(s) and restrictions may apply. Some onboard facilities and items may incur a charge. Select destinations may require travel authorisation for visa-exempt travellers to be completed prior to travelling. Hays Travel LTD excepts no responsibility or compensation for any incomplete forms or declined entries from the respective country or countries that the individual(s) are visiting.
Paris, Normandy & Historic Treasures of the Seine River Cruise
MS Jane Austen
16th Apr 25
10 Nights
£2,414
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