Family Fun Along The Seine: Paris To Normandy on MS Esprit
Explore all things français along the River Seine on a remarkable family river cruise through northern France... walk through the gardens of Giverny, inspiration for many Claude Monet paintings… time travel along the beaches of Normandy for a deeper understanding of World War II and events that affected generations, past and present… and join us for a special visit to Musée du Louvre where you will have fun on a scavenger hunt that introduces you to world-famous art masterpieces, like the "Mona Lisa" and "Venus de Milo." Your cruise begins in Paris with either a guided walking tour or a guided bicycle ride along the Seine, and an art-filled scavenger hunt in Musée du Louvre. In artist Claude Monet's Giverny go inside his house and discover the inspiration for his garden paintings. Hike up to Château Gaillard of Richard the Lionheart fame in Les Andelys or take a walk in a village steeped in history and country charm. All generations of your family share poignant memories exploring the beaches of Normandy, touring the American Cemetery and visiting the D-Day Academy where a hands-on visit takes you back to the year 1944 and the D-Day Invasion. In Rouen you'll see historic sites immortalized by Joan of Arc, and take a 3-D tour of the city's Roman period. Your family goes inside Louis XIV's gilded palace Château de Versailles to see how the royals lived, then take a walk through the gardens or a bicycle tour including Marie Antoinette's farm.
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Newly redesigned for a more intimate cruising experience, ms Esprit offers a seamless combination of luxury and comfort as you glide along the Danube and Rhine Rivers... enjoy views of fairy-tale castles that line the riverbanks from the Sun Deck... gaze at picture-book villages while you dine at Compass Rose, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of fellow passengers in the lounge before heading out, ready for the adventures that lie ahead...