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In honor of Impressionism’s 150th anniversary, CroisiEurope has announced a new river cruise itinerary designed to explore the inspirations behind prominent artists like Monet, Renoir, Sisley and Bazille. This 5-day journey from Paris to Normandy offers your art-loving clients a chance to visit key locations that played a significant role in the Impressionist movement, including Rouen, Honfleur, the Côte d’Albâtre and Giverny, where Monet lived for 40 years.

Details of CroisiEurope’s Newest Itinerary

Rouen, France. (Photo by CroisiEurope)

The cruise begins in Paris and stops in Poissy, Mantes-La-Jolie, Honfleur, and Rouen before returning to the French capital. Your clients will have the opportunity to tour Monet’s studio and gardens in Giverny, walk through Honfleur, a hub for artists like Boudin and Monet and visit Étretat and the Côte d’Albâtre, known for their striking white cliffs and pebble beaches. In Rouen, the itinerary includes a guided tour of areas that influenced Monet, Pissarro and Gauguin, along with a visit to the city’s art museum, which boasts an extensive collection of Impressionist artwork. The cruise also features a nighttime sail through Paris and an onboard lecture about the Seine River during the Impressionist era.

Scheduled departures for this itinerary include July 12 and Aug. 11, 15, 24, and 29 aboard the MS Seine Princesse and MS Renoir. The ships, accommodating between 16 and 200 passengers, create an intimate atmosphere. Prices cover all meals and drinks, excursions, onboard entertainment, port fees and repatriation insurance.

CroisiEurope is a Strasbourg-based family business that has been at the forefront of river cruising since 1976. The company offers diverse cruise programs on French canals, European rivers, the Nile, the Mekong and coastal routes in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Adriatic Sea and Atlantic. Additionally, it operates a distinctive Safari-Cruise program in Southern Africa. With a fleet of 50 ships, CroisiEurope provides 170 itineraries on 39 waterways across 37 countries.

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