Scenic Seine River Highlights

Scenic Seine River
What a day! I can’t imagine starting my day with this picturesque landscape right in front of me. It’s too beautiful to be true! This French countryside scenery of contrasting green fields, grazing cows, hills and beautiful French houses are so breath-taking. These are not-to-be-missed views if you are to transit the Seine River. To transit the picturesque Seine River, you are most likely on board a river boat, a cruise ship or perhaps on a cargo ship navigating the narrow passage towards the port of Le Havre or Rouen.

The Seine River is the third-longest river in France. Emerging from the remote Source-Seine in the wine region of Burgundy in north-eastern France, Seine River flows north-westerly through Paris and to the Normandy coast connecting the English Channel.

Seine River is not only popular for its stunning and picturesque scenery but also home to some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Le Havre, Left Bank and Right Bank of the Seine, Paris Palace and Park of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Fontainebleau and Provins.

Seine River Highlights


Paris
This most magical and romantic of cities is wonderful to visit at any time

Vernon
This town in Haute-Normandie's Eure department is five kilometers from Monet's house and gardens at Giverny. Vernon is endowed with 12th century half-timbered houses and a fine medieval Gothic church.

Les Andelys
Famed as one of the prettiest in Normandy, Great and Little Andelys, these two small charming fishing villages were built around a bend of the Seine.

Honfleur
Honfleur provided much inspiration for the work of Claude Monet, and this pretty coastal fishing town is as glorious today as when he first painted the tall, higgledy-piggledy houses that surround its yacht-filled ancient harbor, Le Vieux Bassin.



Caudebec

This is the main port for touring the Normandy beaches and Jumieges Abbey ruins, which date to the seventh century and is one of the oldest monasteries in the world.
Rouen

With a 16th century astronomical clock, a Gothic cathedral immortalized by Monet, a charming medieval quarter crammed with half-timbered houses and a central marketplace where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431, the capital of Upper Normandy is one of the most historic cities in France.

A very important river in Northern France, Seine River has been the hub of Paris. Due to its connection to Paris, this waterway has captured the world’s imagination as one of Europe’s most romantic rivers.

This French countryside scenery of contrasting green fields, grazing cows, hills and beautiful French houses are so breath-taking. These are not-to-be-missed views if you are to transit the Seine River. To transit the picturesque Seine River, you are most likely on board a river boat, a cruise ship or perhaps on a cargo ship navigating the narrow passage towards the port of Le Havre or Rouen.