Why should you go on a Seine River Cruise?
A river cruise is a relaxing and stress-free way to discover France’s countryside, while enjoying a relaxing transport on the river. No matter during which season you do your cruise, you will be charmed by the landscapes while a marvelous crew takes care of all your needs on board.
What did we see during our Seine river cruise?
There are 5 spots that marked our trip: the visit of Paris by night, the French countryside, the locks, the visit of Rouen and the life on board. Here goes a quick testimonial and small pictures of our Seine river cruise.
Visit of Paris by night
Our seine river cruise started at the foot of the Eiffel tower, at night. We sailed east for about an hour and a guide was describing the French monuments along the way: Eiffel Tower, Conciergerie, Louvre and Orsay museum, Notre Dame cathedral… That was a wonderful moment as the lit up monuments are really visible at night.
Between Paris and Rouen, the landscapes are mostly natural; forests, small villages and farms. Many of the houses near the river in old mansions from the XVIIIth and XIXth centuries. It’s pleasant to admire the views from the boat.
Passing through the locks
There are 29 locks between Paris and Rouen and passing through it during our Seine cruise was part of the trip. You do not feel it at night but viewing it during the day is a fascinating experience.
Visit of Rouen
Our Seine cruise stopped for a while in Rouen’s harbor, allowing half a day to visit the city. The old town is a pedestrian area, allowing for nice walks. Shops, bars, restaurants, galleries and museums are there and you can find almost any activity you may want.
At last but not at least, life aboard during our Seine cruise was a fun and very interesting part of the trip. From lunch & dinners, served by a nice crew, to the visit of the wheelhouse, every hour a board is a enjoyable. You definitely do not have time to get bored.
… That’s it, we hope you enjoyed the cruise as much as we did…
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