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About Rouen

The capital of Normandy, Rouen is just a bit over an hour's train ride from Paris. If you've only got a day and you're intent on doing the "if it's Tuesday it must be Paris" shtick by heading off to the big city on your own, we won't dissuade you -- particularly if you've not been there before.

But Rouen's worth a look, too. With 2,000 years of history, it is one of the country's most ancient cities, laid out by the Duke of Normandy in 911. Victor Hugo called Rouen "the city of a hundred spires." Like Paris, the city is divided by the Seine, and like Paris, Rouennais refer to the sides as Rive Gauche (Left Bank) and Rive Droite (Right Bank). The Old City is on the Right Bank. Chock-a-block with cobbled streets dotted with French Norman architecture dating back to the Middle Ages, it is where you'll see the gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral and swear you've spied Monet painting a cityscape across the way, as he did. Visit the thyme-covered mound in the square where Joan of Arc burned at the stake (place du Vieux-Marche) in 1431 while the English had control of Rouen from 1431 - 1449.

Over the centuries, great devastation came to Rouen -- including 45 major fires in the first half of the 13th century. WWII destroyed all its bridges, many of its spires, and much of the area between the cathedral and the quais -- resulting in the city being almost entirely rebuilt in the years since the end of the war.

Rouen is also a terrific jumping-off point for other great haunts in Normandy -- marvelous places like Giverny (31 miles/50km), Honfleur (44 miles/72km) and Dieppe (36 miles/58km). And we can't say enough about the entire region being a spread-out bonanza of creamy Camembert, velvety omelets, oysters so fresh you'll think they jumped from the sea unto your plate and Bon Bere (cider) in provincial cafes anywhere you go.


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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Paris
    Visiting:
    Vernon, Caudebec ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Avalon Waterways
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    7 Night Cruise to Rouen Route (Avalon Waterways)
    • Day 1
      Paris
    • Day 2
      Vernon
    • Day 3
      Caudebec
    • Day 4
      Caudebec
    • Day 4
      Normandy
    • Day 5
      Rouen
    • Day 6
      Conflans Ste. Honorine
    • Day 7
      Paris
    • Day 8
      Paris
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    Avalon Tapestry II - Avalon Waterways

    Pros

    Clever design of river-facing beds and panoramic windows

    Cons

    Limited evening entertainment; some drinks are not included in the fare

    Bottom Line

    Good value and a relaxing way to see France

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    Avalon Tapestry II Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    4.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Launched in 2015, the 128-passenger Avalon Tapestry II is one of Avalon Waterways' "Suite Ships...

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    8grammy8
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Our Dream Cruise - Seven Days on the Seine
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    ching808
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Positively wonderful trip!
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  • 12 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Bordeaux
    Visiting:
    Bordeaux, Nantes ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
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    12 Night Cruise to Rouen Route (Azamara)
    • Day 1
      Bordeaux
    • Day 2
      Bordeaux
    • Day 3
      Nantes
    • Day 4
      Nantes
    • Day 5
      Brest
    • Day 6
      Saint-Malo
    • Day 7
      Cherbourg
    • Day 8
      Honfleur
    • Day 9
      Honfleur
    • Day 9
      Rouen
    • Day 10
      Rouen
    • Day 11
      St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
    • Day 12
      Isle of Portland (England)
    • Day 13
      Southampton
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    Azamara Journey - Azamara

    Pros

    Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

    Cons

    Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

    Bottom Line

    Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

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    Azamara Journey Reviews

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    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    For destination-intensive itineraries, excellent food, a comfortable onboard experience that le...

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    flyingron
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Mostly good, some sad, and some ugly
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    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Good boat, great cruise
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      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
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    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 14 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Paris
    Visiting:
    Vernon, Rouen ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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    14 Night Cruise to Rouen Route (Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection)
    • Day 1
      Paris
    • Day 2
      Vernon
    • Day 3
      Rouen
    • Day 4
      Caudebec
    • Day 5
      Rouen
    • Day 6
      Versailles
    • Day 7
      Paris
    • Day 8
      Lyon
    • Day 9
      Macon
    • Day 10
      Lyon
    • Day 11
      Tournon-sur-Rhone
    • Day 12
      Viviers
    • Day 13
      Avignon
    • Day 14
      Tarascon
    • Day 15
      Avignon
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    Joie de Vivre - Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

    Pros

    Unparalleled cuisine, decor and evening options; delightful crew

    Cons

    Additional cost for dining in new venue; poor Wi-Fi at times

    Bottom Line

    Celebrate the "joy of life" through river cruising at its best

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    Joie de Vivre Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    Building a French-themed ship based in Paris is always an ambitious venture, particularly in su...

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    skinnylegs
    Sail Date Aug 2019
    Loved our Seine Cruise!
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    Sail Date Aug 2019
    Trip of a Lifetime
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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Paris
    Visiting:
    Paris, Mantes-la-Jolie ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    AmaWaterways
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    7 Night Cruise to Rouen Route (AmaWaterways)
    • Day 1
      Paris
    • Day 2
      Paris
    • Day 3
      Mantes-la-Jolie
    • Day 4
      Vernon
    • Day 5
      Rouen
    • Day 6
      Le Havre
    • Day 7
      Le Havre
    • Day 8
      Le Havre
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    AmaDante - AmaWaterways

    Cruises the waterways of Europe

    Carries only 148 passengers

    Inclusive fares cover wine with dinner and daily tours

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    0.0/5

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    Sail Date Oct 2019
    The Good and the Bad
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    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Another excellent Amawaterways cruise
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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Paris
    Visiting:
    Vernon, Rouen ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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    7 Night Cruise to Rouen Route (Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection)
    • Day 1
      Paris
    • Day 2
      Vernon
    • Day 3
      Rouen
    • Day 4
      Caudebec
    • Day 5
      Rouen
    • Day 6
      Versailles
    • Day 7
      Paris
    • Day 8
      Paris
    Ship Details

    Joie de Vivre - Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

    Pros

    Unparalleled cuisine, decor and evening options; delightful crew

    Cons

    Additional cost for dining in new venue; poor Wi-Fi at times

    Bottom Line

    Celebrate the "joy of life" through river cruising at its best

    Reviews

    Joie de Vivre Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    Building a French-themed ship based in Paris is always an ambitious venture, particularly in su...

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    mary17
    Sail Date Sep 2018
    Ss joie de cost cutting and penny pinching
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    Sail Date May 2018
    Fantastic Trip
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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Paris
    Visiting:
    Les Andelys, Le Havre ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    AmaWaterways
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    7 Night Cruise to Rouen Route (AmaWaterways)
    • Day 1
      Paris
    • Day 2
      Les Andelys
    • Day 3
      Le Havre
    • Day 4
      Le Havre
    • Day 5
      Rouen
    • Day 6
      Vernon
    • Day 7
      Paris
    • Day 8
      Paris
    Ship Details

    AmaLyra - AmaWaterways

    Sails itineraries along Europe's great waterways

    Fares include wine with dinner, tours, Internet

    Spacious standard cabins are 170 square feet

    Reviews
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    0.0/5

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    johngatfield
    Sail Date Aug 2019
    River Cruise on the Seine
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    Sail Date Apr 2019
    Our experience was outstanding
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  • 11 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Bordeaux
    Visiting:
    Bordeaux, La Rochelle-La Pallice ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    11 Night Cruise to Rouen Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Bordeaux
    • Day 2
      Bordeaux
    • Day 3
      La Rochelle-La Pallice
    • Day 4
      Lorient
    • Day 5
      Saint-Malo
    • Day 6
      Saint-Malo
    • Day 7
      Caen
    • Day 8
      Rouen
    • Day 9
      Rouen
    • Day 10
      Honfleur
    • Day 11
      Zeebrugge
    • Day 12
      Amsterdam
    Ship Details

    Star Legend - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Upscale, destination-driven yacht that visits off-the-beaten-path ports of call

    Cons

    Without sails, it lacks some of the panache of Windstar's original iconic ships

    Bottom Line

    Ideal for active couples seeking a romantic, small ship atmosphere

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    Star Legend Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    For years, Windstar Cruises had been a fleet of three majestic motor-sail yachts: Wind Surf, Wi...

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    Sail Date Feb 2020
    First Windstar Cruise, A T-Atl
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Once more before the stretch
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Le Havre
    Visiting:
    Paris, Mantes-la-Jolie ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    AmaWaterways
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