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The Seine River

The Second Largest River in France

Paris, France wouldn’t be the City of Love it is today if it weren’t for the iconic Seine River that flows through the heart of it. The entire city evolved around the river that acted as both a transportation and commercial waterway hundreds of years ago. Even to this day, the river Seine seems to have a magnetic pull on the people of Paris, drawing together tourists, Parisians, and artists alike. 

The Seine River’s mouth starts in northeastern France and flows northwesterly through Paris and into the English Channel. Because of this useful connection, the Seine River has been fought over for thousands of years. Back in the Iron Age, the Celts were the first people to use the Seine River for personal gain, utilizing it for trade and transport. The Romans came next to rule the Seine, creating massive trade routes directly along the river.The City of Paris was built around the Seine and to this day, its Le Havre port is France’s largest international shipping port.

Scenic’s river cruises on the Seine River hit all the cultural must-sees of France. The Seine flows through the romantic Isle-de-France region into Les Andelys, an area that holds King Richard the Lionheart’s Chateau Gaillard. Scenic guests have direct access to the stunning castle that once was built by King Richard I to defend the English against a French invasion. Tour the castle and take in the breathtaking viewpoint that overlooks Les Andelys below.

The Seine continues on past Les Andelys and into another historic region of France. Rouen sits directly on the river’s banks and is the capital of Normandy. It holds much historical significance as it was the setting in many famous French events. Take in the famous sights of Joan of Arc (who was tried and sentenced here), visit the Rouen Cathedral and explore the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by Monet and Delacroix. Scenic guests also have the opportunity to go on a full day excursion to the Somme battlefields, the site of a historically-significant World War I battle.

The Seine River eventually winds its way to Honfleur, a coastal city that faces the English Channel. There’s so much to see in this city. Visit the Normandy beaches, explore glamorous Deauville, observe the Landing Museum at Arromanches, and take part in a private cocktail event in the Manoir d'Apreval.

Caudebec-en-Caux is a region famous for inspiring many iconic paintings by the world’s most well-known artists. Scenic guests can visit Monet’s former residence and gardens in Giverny and see Vincent van Gogh's last place of residence at the Le Maison de Van Gogh in the town of Auvers-sur-Oise.

We save the best for last! The Seine River winds its way into Paris, where guests have over a day to explore the best attractions of this stunning city, independently or with a professional guide. Finish your river cruise on a high note with a visit to the Versailles Palace, a site rich in history and famous for its over-the-top decadence.

No matter which attractions you choose to visit while in Paris, the memories you make here will stay with you long after our Scenic cruise ship docks.

 

 

Discover the Seine River

Honfleur, France

Travel along the river that runs through one of the most romantic cities in the world on our Gems of the Seine - 11 day cruise from Paris to the coastal city Honfleur.

 

Seine River Cruises

Seine River Cruises

Fly for $495*

Highlights of Normandy & the Seine

8 days
Paris > Paris
Cruise the sensational Seine on our 8-day round-trip from Paris. Explore magnificent châteaux, quaint sea side towns and the heart-warming war memorials.
from $5,345
Fly for $695*

Normandy & Gems of the Seine

11 days
Paris > Paris
Cruise along the Seine on an 11 day journey from Paris to Honfleur. Tour the historic Normandy beaches and visit Giverny where you can see Monet's gardens.
from $7,515
Fly for $695*

Enchanting Rhône with Paris

11 days
Paris > Nice
Embark on an 11 day journey from Paris with a luxurious river cruise along the Rhone. Experience an exclusive dinner at the Pope's Palace in Avignon.
from $8,415
Fly Free*

Christmas Markets with Paris

18 days
Budapest > Paris
Soak up the magic of Christmas on this 18 day Christmas Markets river cruise from Budapest to Paris. Visit beautiful Rothenburg, historic Cologne and Paris.
from $9,985
Fly for $695*

Enchanting Rhône with Paris & Barcelona

14 days
Paris > Barcelona
Cruise along the Rhône and uncover the delights of the South of France before arriving in Barcelona. Visit Lyon, Tournon, Viviers & Avignon along the way.
from $10,010
Fly Free*

Christmas Wonderland with Paris

19 days
Paris > Budapest
Enjoy the festive feason and visit the Christmas markets on this 19 day Christmas Wonderland cruise with Paris. Visit Cologne, Würzburg and Regensburg.
from $10,605
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe with Paris

18 days
Paris > Budapest
On this 18 day luxury cruise from Paris to Budapest, take in the sights of Amsterdam, Cologne and Bamberg. Enjoy Scenic Sundowners in the Wachau Valley.
from $10,965
Fly Free*

Christmas Markets with Prague & Paris

21 days
Prague > Paris
Enjoy the delights of Christmas with a 21 day cruise from Prague to Paris. Visit the Christmas markets and savour the atmosphere, traditions & delicacies.
from $11,015
Fly Free*

Sensational Seine & Bordeaux Sojourn

15 days
Paris > Bordeaux
From Paris to Bordeaux, take in the beauty of France over 15 days on this luxury river cruise across three rivers. Visit wineries and soak up the history.
from $11,175
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe with Paris

18 days
Budapest > Paris
Starting in beautiful Budapest, enjoy an all-inclusive luxury river cruise before ending with 3 nights in Paris. Visit Vienna, Regensburg and Bamberg.
from $11,410
Fly for $695*

South of France with Paris

16 days
Paris > Nice
Experience the stunning delights of France on a luxurious 16 day journey from Paris to Nice. Visit Lyon, Tournon, Avignon and Tarascon in 5-star luxury.
from $11,495
Fly Free*

Christmas Wonderland with Paris & Prague

22 days
Paris > Prague
Celebrate Christmas and welcome in the New Year in style on this 22 day tour and cruise from Paris to Prague. Visit Cologne, Regensburg, Vienna & Budapest.
from $11,625
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe with Paris & Prague

21 days
Paris > Prague
Explore the wondrous cities of Amsterdam, Cologne, Vienna and more on a 21 day journey from Paris to Prague. See the Rhine Gorge, Marksburg Castle and more.
from $12,205
Fly for $695*

South of France with Paris & Monte Carlo

19 days
Paris > Nice
Cruise the spectacular rivers of the South of France in 5-star luxury and soak up the sun in Monte Carlo on a lavish 19 day journey from Paris to Nice.
from $13,110
Fly Free*

Jewels of Europe with City Highlights

24 days
Paris > Berlin
Discover ancient and modern on a 24 day journey from Paris to Berlin. Marvel at the Eiffel Tower & the Brandenburg Gate on a luxury tour through Europe.
from $13,800
Fly for $995*

Jewels of Europe with Prague & Paris

21 days
Prague > Paris
Experience the splendours of Europe on a 21 day journey from Prague to Paris. Enjoy guided tours & see the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’.
from $13,965
Fly Free*

Gems of the Seine & Beautiful Bordeaux

21 days
Paris > Bordeaux
Experience the best of France as you cruise along the Seine & through Bordeaux. Visit the wineries and vineyards on a 21 day journey from Paris to Bordeaux.
from $14,780
Fly for $695*

Spectacular South of France with Paris & Barcelona

19 days
Paris > Barcelona
Discover Paris and cruise the South of France from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon before falling in love with beautiful Barcelona on this 19 day adventure.
from $15,605
Fly Free*

Gems of the Seine & Bordeaux Affair

18 days
Paris > Bordeaux
See what sets France apart when it comes to refined culture and delectable cuisine on a luxurious 18 day journey from Paris to the wine region Bordeaux.
from $16,210
Fly for $995*

Europe’s Heartland

25 days
Paris > Amsterdam
Starting in Paris, discover the best of Europe over 25 days. Visit the Somme battlefields, explore Honfleur's quaint architecture & cruise the Rhine Gorge.
from $16,755
Fly for $995*

Gems of the Seine & South of France

23 days
Paris > Nice
Discover the best that France has to offer on a 23 day journey from Paris to Nice. Cruise the Seine and Rhone rivers past the vineyards, castles & villages.
from $17,975
Fly Free*

Gems of the Seine & Spectacular South of France

24 days
Paris > Nice
France has never looked better on this luxurious 24 day experience through its heart. From Paris to Nice, discover the elegant flavour of French life.
from $20,130
Fly for $995*

Gems of the Seine & Jewels of Europe

25 days
Paris > Budapest
Enjoy our 2 most popular cruises over a 25 day journey from Paris to Budapest. Board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship, cruise the Seine, Rhine, Main & Danube.
from $21,035
Fly Free*

Seine, Bordeaux & Delightful Douro

28 days
Paris > Porto
Begin your 28 day luxury journey in Paris before exploring Rouen, the Somme battlefields & Honfleur. Other highlights include Cognac, Bordeaux & Porto.
from $28,065

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