Welcome to Paris, France's capital on the River Seine, the "City of Light," where romance fills the air. This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at an evening welcome reception. Before dinner, your ship glides smoothly out of Paris.
Included today: Choice of excursion to Giverny or Bizy Castle; guided walk in Les Andelys; visit the Parish church of Le Grand Andely. This morning, choose between a guided visit of Claude Monet's house and stunning gardens at Giverny or a visit to Bizy Castle. Claude Monet lived at Giverny for almost 43 years. See his collection of Japanese prints, his charming house, and his biggest sources of inspiration including the lily pond and Japanese Bridge. Alternatively, visit Bizy Castle, built in 1740 and nicknamed 'Normandy's Versailles'. It is known for its famous stable, magnificent courtyard and water garden. After lunch, your ship arrives in Les Andelys, perched on a bend of the Seine and one of the most beautiful places in France. Join a Local Guide for a walk of the town, including a visit to the Parish Church of Le Grand Andely. The imposing Château Gaillard overlooks the town. Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196 fearing an attack from France's king, the château fortress was constructed in just one year and is truly a masterpiece of Middle Ages military architecture.
Included today: Excursion to 'Normandy Abbey Route' . Join an excursion along the Route des Chaumières 'Normandy Villages Route' to see some of Normandy's charming and traditional half-timbered houses, with their long sloping thatched roofs, often sporting blue wooden doors and window shutters. The afternoon is free to explore on your own or to join an optional excursion to the pretty coastal town of Honfleur.
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An iconic hotel nestled between Monte Carlo's famous casino and the Mediterranean. With 602 rooms and suites, the hotel also boasts three restaurants and numerous facilities that are sure to make your stay in the Principality of Monaco a memorable one. Official rating: 4 star.
Situated in the heart of Monte Carlo, ideally situated for sightseeing.
Evoke the glamour of the past at this stylish hotel that was featured in Hitchcock's 1955 film 'To Catch a Thief'. The hotel’s Belle Epoque façade overlooks the Bay of Cannes, with enviable sea views and a private beach. Official rating: 5 star
Located on the Boulevard de Croisette overlooking the Bay of Cannes.
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