We will be traveling this route on the River Seine…Omaha Beach is to the left of the map. As the bird flies, 100 miles, on La Seine (with its curves) it’s 200 miles…so, 400 round trip.
June 4th…We two, along with Dick & Chris Oliver (Nancy’s brother), embark on our riverboat – the Avalon Tapestry II.
June 5th, we will stop in Vernon to visit Monet’s gardens at Giverney.
June 6th, we dock at Caudebec and go on an Abbey tour. (the 72nd anniversary of D-Day).
June 7th is an all-day tour to Bayeux (& the famous tapestry) and to Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument and the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer.
June 8th we dock in Rouen and will take a walk to see Joan of Arc’s places as well as the gothic Cathedral and Gros Horloge astronomical clock.
June 9th we dock in Conflans on our way back to Paris. A visit to Chateau de Malmaison.
June 10th is a Paris sightseeing day (if the floods recede)…Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower or we might just walk about the Ile de la Cite, where Paris was founded.
Then, fly back to Philadelphia on June 11th. Only unpacking one time is a bonus of river cruising. Avalon says “Ocean liners are about the boat, river cruising is about the places you can visit in an unhurried manner”. We are longing to learn.