Your Cruising Itinerary

Day 1: Paris

Travel to Paris where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for seven nights. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. (D)

Day 2: Vernon - Les Andelys

Choose between an included guided visit to Claude Monet’s house and stunning gardens at Giverny or a trip to Bizy Castle. Claude Monet lived at Giverny for almost 43 years. See his collection of Japanese prints and his greatest sources of inspiration, including the lily pond and Japanese Bridge. Alternatively, discover Bizy Castle, built in 1740 and nicknamed ‘Normandy’s Versailles’. Join a local guide for a walk of Andelys, including a visit to the Parish Church of Le Petit Andely. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Caudebec

More than 100 hundred abbeys once covered this region, and you can explore some of their ancient cloisters on our included excursion. Enjoy free time in the afternoon or join an optional excursion to the pretty coastal town of Honfleur. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Caudebec

Choose between an included excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches – visiting some of the most poignant sights of World War II such as Juno Beach, Pegasus Museum, and the British and Canadian Cemeteries – and a ‘Taste of Normandy’ tour which give an in-depth look at this pretty, mainly agricultural region, and visit the famous Bayeux Tapestry. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Rouen

Rouen, the capital of Upper Normandy, is best known for its connection to Joan of Arc, who lived, was imprisoned and was later burned at the stake in the marketplace of this town in 1431. Join the guided walk through the medieval quarter with its half-timbered, glazed-tile houses and intricate Gros Horloge, an Astronomical Clock dating back to the 16th century. Visit the splendid Gothic cathedral, once the tallest building in the world and subject of a series of Claude Monet’s paintings. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Conflans

Join either our guided excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, the quaint little town where Vincent Van Gogh lived and died, or visit Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison just outside Paris. The estate was purchased by Josephine Bonaparte in 1799 while Napoleon was fi ghting in Egypt. It was her aim to make it ‘the most beautiful and curious garden in Europe’. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Paris

Join a guided walk through historic Ile St Louis with its narrow one-way streets and the Ile de la Cite, the centre of Paris and the home of Notre Dame Cathedral. In your free time, stroll down the Champs-Élysées or perhaps visit the Louvre or Montmartre. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Paris

Disembark and transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK. (B)

Departure dates and prices 2018 - Paris to Normandy : 7% discount on all dates

Avalon brochure price from £1849
Travel 55 discount price from £1720 
Telephone Avalon Waterways reservations on 0800 668 1843 and quote our Travel 55 code TR55A

Avalon access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The from price shown above is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a Cat E Stateroom, travelling on 27 October 2018. Please call Avalon to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and point. Prices are per person, £1849 is based on a Category E Stateroom. Call Avalon for stateroom upgrade prices.

Suite ship departures: Tapestry II

Paris – Paris: April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August

All holidays subject to Avalon Waterways Holidays Terms & Conditions

Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Redifine your holiday

An Avalon cruise is about time and space. It’s the time to relax and enjoy yourself, and the space to do it in, experiencing new sights on daily excursions or simply unwinding on board. Stylishly designed, comfortable and spacious, we’ve attended to every detail on our modern fl eet of ships to ensure you have a relaxing cruise.

Their suite-styled staterooms feature wall-to-wall and fl oor-to-ceiling windows which open to create your own open-air balcony, to ensure the best views of the passing scenery; and feature full sized bathrooms with fluffy bathrobes, slippers and complimentary luxury toiletries.

With a ratio of one member of staff to every three passengers, their highly trained personnel provide an excellent level of personalised service. From the moment they take your luggage and show you to your stateroom, you can look forward to the reassurance that everything has been taken care of.

Whether you’re enjoying a light lunch in the Club Lounge on a Danube river cruise or cruising the Rhine with a cocktail on the Sky Deck, you’re always assured of fascinating views of the changing landscape.

Indulge your passions

Culinary cruise

11 August departure

Join the included Taste of Normandy excursion and visit the award-winning Domaine St. Hippolyte, a picturesque cheese farm surrounded by a grove of apple trees. On board, you can enjoy a pastry demonstration, special crêpes lunch, and a food-and-wine-pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine.

WWII history cruise

7 July departure

Revisit the dramatic history of World War II and join included excursions to northern France’s poignant Normandy Landing Beaches.

Art & Impressionist cruise

28 July deparure

Explore the striking landscapes of northern France on an artistic voyage. Discover the gardens
of Giverny, inspiration to Claude Monet, Château d’Auvers in Auvers-sur-Oise, and Rouen’s
cathedral. Attend an illuminating art lecture on board your ship, and visit a Parisian art museum
in the ‘City of Light’.

Journeys Club cruise

23 June departure

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Avalon Waterways
Paris to Normandy

7% discount - 8 days

Your discount prices start from only £1720

Travel to Paris and transfer to your cruise ship. Day 2 gives you a choice of excursions. cruise to Vernon for a choice of guided visits to either Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the 18th-century Bizy Castle. Visit Les Andelys, one of the most beautiful places in France. Continue to Caudebec and choose between a visit to the poignant Normandy landing beaches or a fascinating Taste of Normandy tour for a more in-depth look at this agricultural region. there is also a visit Joan of Arc’s historic Rouen.  

This eight day Paris to Normandy cruise comes with a 7% discount when you book direct with Avalon Waterways on 0800 668 1843 and quote the Travel 55 code TR55A.

Travel 55 in association with Avalon Waterways. To book a luxury cruise call direct on 0800 668 1843  and quote code TR55A you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price. 

Your Suite ship


ALaunched in 2015, the Avalon Tapestry II accommodates 128 passengers and offers two full decks of Panorama Suites, each sized at an impressive 200 square feet and featuring wall-to-wall panoramic windows that transform your stateroom into a unique open-air balcony. Onboard amenities include an alternative dining option in the Panorama Bistro, Wi-Fi access and complimentary computer use in public areas, a Fitness Centre, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro.

Request a brochure for more information on the cruise ships and Avalon

Travel made easy

Executive home pick-up service
Avalon aim to make your travel arrangements as smooth as possible with our included private home pick-up service. With a driver to load and unload your luggage, a private, air-conditioned car will take you to and from your international departure point. This service is available within 100 miles of your home at no extra cost. 

Fly from your local airport
Avalon are delighted to work with some of the world’s favourite airlines with flights from a range of regional airports to make your journey even easier. Call Avalon for details.

No-fly holidays
Avalon know that flying isn’t for everyone. That’s why they have a wide range of cruises that give you the option of travelling by rail. Depart from London’s St Pancras International station, or Ebbsfl eet if available, and you could be in Paris in just over two hours.

Tailor your travel
On an Avalon river cruise, you have the freedom to tailor your holiday as you wish.
• Pre- and post-holiday hotel stays

Why not extend your holiday with extra hotel nights before and/or at the end of your holiday? Avalon work with renowned names in the hotel business, such as Hilton and InterContinental.

• Too many hotel nights? 

Some of their holidays include hotel stays. If that doesn’t suit you, they can just book the cruise portion for you.

• Make your own way: 

The brochure prices include flights, but you don’t have to take their package. Avalon give you the option to book the holiday without the flights.

• Under your own arrangements:

If you’d like to explore at your own pace after your holiday with Avalon, they’ll happily extend your flights for you.
Note: Eurostar travel from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet is available on the following river cruises: Paris to Normandy, Burgundy & Provence, Tulips of Northern Holland, Tulip Time, Grand France, Paris, Moselle & The Rhine.

Combine your cruises

Grand Tour of France

Cruise the heart of France on our Grand France itineraries which combine this Paris to Normandy cruise with the Burgundy & Provence itineraries. You can combine the cruises in either direction on a selection of dates to truly experience the wonderful diversity of France. Please call for details.

A feast of flavours

Essential to your Avalon cruise is ther dedication to your dining experience. We understand the importance of enjoying meals just the way you like them. With Avalon, you decide what and where to eat on board.

Try an al fresco lunch at the Sky Bistro or a light dinner in the Panorama Bistro. With à la carte waiter service in an elegant dining room with panoramic windows, you’re always assured of stunning views and superb service, with complimentary wine and beer at lunch and dinner.

With eggs cooked the way you like them and daily fresh bread, breakfast is a tempting international selection of hot dishes and continental options. Tuck into hearty soups, hot dishes, salads, cold cuts and desserts at a lunch buffet. Look out for the Avalon Fresh dishes appearing throughout their menus, created exclusively for us by rising star chefs the Wrenkh brothers.

From your gourmet five-course welcome dinner to the healthy snacks available between meals and late-night treats, Avalon make mealtimes an important part of your cruise.

Avalon also cater for a range of dietary requirements. And if you’d like to explore a port destination by yourself, there’s no need to miss out on your quality cuisine, as Avalon will prepare you a delicious packed lunch.


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