Welcome to Rouen, land of Impressionism, medieval town, and land of events.
Having sailed up the loops of the Seine River from its mouth, now is your chance to discover the capital of Normandy. Civil and religious monuments in the Gothic and Renaissance styles, museums of art, science or dedicated to famous characters, half-timbered houses, craft shops and boutiques… You will find the charms of Rouen hard to resist!
The geographical location of Rouen allows cruise ship travellers to enjoy a wide range of excursions along the banks of the Seine: Étretat and its cliffs, Deauville and its boardwalk, Honfleur and its quaint port, the D-Day landing beaches with their history, Giverny and Claude Monet’s gardens, Mont Saint-Michel with its Abbey… but also Paris and the Eiffel Tower, less than an hour and a half from the city of Rouen.
Rouen has everything to become a favourite stopover for your customers and to enhance the success of your cruises.
121km – 1h30
Capital of fashion, city of lovers… Paris is unmissable!
Iconic landmarks, museum collections of the highest order, city of shopping… a single day is enough time to discover the most beautiful avenue in the world, a few steps from the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum.
59km – 45 minutes
Be charmed by the gardens of the master painter, Claude Monet. As passionate about gardening as he was about colours, he designed his flower garden and water garden like true works of art.
The Museum of Impressionism, a few steps from the gardens of Claude Monet, presents the history of Impressionism and its modern echoes.
Etretat / Fécamp
88km – 1h10
Along the Alabaster Coast, enjoy the jagged chalk cliffs. Étretat will seduce you with its world-renowned site that inspired the adventures of Arsène Lupin.
Fécamp and the magnificent Benedictine Palace are home to a collection of ancient art, a distillery and liqueur cellars. Enjoy!
Alcohol abuse is dangerous for health. Consume with moderation.
90km – 1h00
Explore Honfleur and its old districts around the former basin. Follow in the footsteps of its native son, the painter Eugène Boudin, who has a museum here.
The Fleurie Coast, which has preserved the special atmosphere that inspired the great painters of Impressionism, will enchant you as it did the earliest holidaymakers in the nineteenth century!
93km – 1h00
A Normandy seaside town, it is considered one of the most prestigious in France, with its casino, palaces, listed villas, racecourses, marinas, festivals, golf courses and nightclubs.
The D-Day landing beaches
175km – 2h00
Discover the beaches of the Battle of Normandy (Omaha, Juno, Gold, Utah Beach) and sites that commemorate this extraordinary page in world history.
Saint-Mère Church, Arromanches, the cemetery at Colleville sur Mer… there are so many historical sites that perpetuate the memory of those who went before us.
249km – 2h30
A “Wonder of the West”, Mont-Saint-Michel stands at the heart of an immense bay beset by the strongest tides in Europe.
As Guy de Maupassant said of it: “The rocky castle rising out there in the distance like a weird, seigniorial residence, like a dream palace, strange and beautiful.”