4 Night Cruise sailing from Paris roundtrip aboard A-Rosa Viva.
Rouen is even lovelier than usual during the pre-Christmas season, when its narrow streets – already magical – are adorned with festive decorations. Maybe you’ll be brave enough to take to the ice at the skating rink in front of the famous cathedral? As you would expect, the Champs-Élysées plays host to one of the French capital’s wonderful Christmas markets. Paris’ grandest boulevard is always a paradise for shoppers, but Advent marks the arrival of charming wooden huts offering handicrafts, Christmassy treats and traditional French fare. Immerse yourself in a sea of twinkling lights and marvel at the ice sculptures and the beautiful big wheel, which provides an unforgettable view of the enchanting winter scene lined with illuminated trees. During the festive period, the City of Light truly does live up to its name.
Highlights of this cruise:
Paris is the capital city of France and every year millions of people come to Paris to marvel at its beauty, savour its exceptional cuisine and indulge in its world-famous shopping. Known as the 'City of Light', Paris benefitted from a huge re modelling program that started in 1852 which gave rise to its current layout, boulevardes, gardens and parks.
The most famous part of Paris is the Champs Elysees, a wide Boulevarde running from the Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde.
Paris has some of the best know landmarks in the world, apart from the Arc de Triomphe it boasts Notre Dame, The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and more. Its great gardens include the Tuileries and Luxembourg gardens.
Divided by the River Seine the City of Paris is relatively easy to enjoy on foot as many of the key landmarks are relatively close to each other. For the bolder tourist Paris now has the ‘Velib’ bike rental system which offers a very cheap and practical way to get around the city.
You quickly lose track of time in Normandy’s capital. But you’re reminded of it again by the 600-year-old ‘Big Clock’. This is one of the world’s oldest astronomical clocks and has just one hand – for the hour.
This is a place where history was made. Henry IV of France wooed his mistress Gabrielle d’Estrées here, and from then on Mantes became Mantes-la-Jolie – ‘Mantes the beautiful’. Located just 50 kilometres from Paris, the city lies directly on the bank of the Seine. Now you’ll have the opportunity to discover it for yourself during your Seine river cruise.
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