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Published on :   17/05/2017

Seine river cruise: from romantic Paris to picturesque Normandy [Part 2/2]

100% impressionist!

The Seine. The mention of this winding river that our company travels from Paris to the Norman coast and the other way round immediately refers to Impressionism, this artistic movement which has its roots in Honfleur, precisely at the Saint-Siméon farm, where great painters of the 19th and 20th centuries used to meet to discuss their ideas.

CroisiEurope dedicates an entire 7-day cruise to painting and Fine Arts. It includes prestigious tours that pay tribute to our most gifted artists:

The Marmottan Museum in Paris counts the largest collection of paintings by Claude Monet and will exhibit this year (until July, 2 2017), for the first time in a very long time, the work of his dear friend Camille Pissarro.

The Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny unveils and opens the doors of the house and the garden to the original setting that inspired the “painter-gardener” who lived there for nearly 40 years. This visit is an hitherto immersion in the life of Monet.

The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen gathers together major pieces of work by Monet, Sisley, Caillebotte, Pissarro and Renoir. And who knows that Picasso also owned a studio in Normandy? An interesting temporary exhibition reveals indeed all the techniques he explored during the 1930’s period.

The Eugène Boudin museum, in Honfleur, pays tribute to the first painter who left his workshop and went actually out to paint the landscapes. From start to finish, this gorgeous cruise offers art enthusiasts on-board lectures to understand the origins, meaning, context and technique of this movement which transfigured the approach of painting.

Attractive Paris– both literally and figuratively

City of Lights’ lovers or those who’ve been longing to stay in the capital will choose our very advantageous cruises.

The full board service on our ships displays indeed an unbeatable value for money. It is an exclusive deal that comprises two full days of guided tours in Paris punctuated with some free time. On the menu: panoramic discovery of Paris, La Défense business district, Vieux-Montmartre, Paris "by night" during the gala evening and "guinguettes" (open-air dance halls) animations.

Seine river cruise: from romantic Paris to picturesque Normandy [Part 1/2]