Monet's Home & Rouen

10.5 hours | Paris/Normandy (Le Havre) | L E H - 1 2 5
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Points of Interest

  • Rouen & Cathedral
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Monet's Home
Upon arriving, you'll embark on a guided walking tour through a flower garden called Clos Normand which is ablaze with color in summer. Once inside Monet's pink crushed-brick house, visit the salon, Monet's bedroom, his Nympheas Studio, the yellow dining room and the tiled kitchen, noticing Japanese prints and the work of his artist friends throughout. You'll have free time in the gift boutique offering books, cards, reproductions and souvenirs before continuing to the Japanese-inspired water garden which featured heavily in Monet's late masterworks.

Rouen
You'll begin your walking tour though the old section of Rouen, through narrow cobblestone lanes, lined with medieval homes. You'll visit the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, this French Gothic building took 300 years to complete. Your guide will escort you into the interior, where you will marvel at its 15th-century stained glass windows. Next you'll visit Place du Vieux Marché, the site where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Today, the square boasts a modern church dedicated to her memory.


What you will see along the way:
Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach for a scenic drive through the Norman countryside on the motorway to Monet's home at Giverny on the Seine. After your walking tour concludes, you'll have approximately 45 minutes in Rouen city center to shop and browse, before returning to the ship. You'll find an eclectic mix of gifts and souvenirs, as the busy streets are lined with boutiques, jewelers, perfumeries and modern department stores such as Le Printemps and Galeries Lafayette.

Lunch:
After visiting Monet's home, you'll be driven to Fourges for lunch at a picturesque restaurant housed in a restored barn on the banks of the Seine. Dine on salmon terrine with creamy sauce, an emince of chicken with cream, apple tart with calvados, and wine, then board your motorcoach for a drive to Rouen.


Photo opportunity:
Recreate some of Monet's iconic compositions in his gardens, including the famous water lilies. You'll treasure these additions to your family photo album for years to come. To see the gardens at their best, it is recommended to visit earlier in the year.

Special Notes:

THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE TO PASSENGERS EMBARKING OR DISEMBARKING IN LE HAVRE.

On Sundays in Rouen, the majority of the boutiques and shops remain closed; however, souvenir stores, restaurants, cafés and bakeries remain open.

Claude Monet's House is closed from 1st November to 1st April.

Visit of Rouen Cathedral is subjected to ceremonies – closed on Monday & Sunday mornings.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided tour of Monet's Home at Giverny

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach / Walking
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
02:00
Time at site:
01:25
Free time at site:
25
Inside visit:
Yes
Steps:
25
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Lunch at Moulin de Fourges

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Guided walking tour of Rouen and visit to Notre Dame Cathedral of Rouen

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach / Walking
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
02:50
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:30