An old mill house on the bank of the Seine River in Vernon, Normandy, France (Photo: siete_vidas/Shutterstock)
Vernon, Normandy, France (Photo: siete_vidas/Shutterstock)

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Vernon

Situated on the Seine River between Paris and Rouen, you may find that you recognize the sights in quaint Vernon before you've even visited them. Many of the town's landmarks were the subjects of painting by famous artist Claude Monet who lived nearby.

Whether you choose to simply stroll the streets admiring medieval Vernon's historic timber-framed houses or you opt for a pilgrimage to see Monet's works at the Musee de Vernon, the town is sure to charm you. There are historic buildings and landmarks like the stunning Collegiate Church of Our Lady and the Archives Tower at nearly every turn. Foodies should factor in a stop at one of Vernon's restaurants for some authentic French cuisine and a glass of wine.

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About Vernon


Medieval Vernon is full of breathtaking historic buildings and quite easy to navigate


The cobblestone streets in the historic district could be a challenge for some cruisers

Bottom Line

A visit to Vernon will give cruisers the chance to see some famous works of art and relics of France’s medieval past

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