The legendary River Seine is the first highpoint of our cruise to some of France’s wonderful waterside destinations. An overnight stop in Rouen offers time to explore its fantastic museums and stunning Gothic cathedral. In La Rochelle - referred to as ‘la ville blanche’ for its glowing limestone façades - a stroll around the harbour allows us to absorb the city’s seafaring heritage. And in beautiful Bordeaux, meander between UNESCO-listed buildings, sampling wonderful local wine and food along the way.
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Dover, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Boudicca (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Day 2 - Cruising River Seine - Rouen, France (overnight)
Start your voyage as you cruise along the River Seine, France’s second-longest waterway. Admire the lush green countryside, historic cities and views of unspoilt scenery at every turn. As we head towards Rouen for an overnight stop, get prepared for a day’s exploring in the ‘museum city’ tomorrow.
Day 3 - Rouen - Cruising River Seine
Rouen has had a turbulent history, most notably for the French heroine Joan of Arc who was tried for heresy and burned at the stake in the central square in 1431. Today, its soaring Gothic cathedral, beautifully restored medieval quarter, excellent museums and vibrant cultural life, makes it one of Normandy’s most engaging destinations.
Day 4 - At sea
Day 5 - La Pallice (La Rochelle)
La Rochelle is guarded by its medieval towers, brimming with 600 years of history - this is one of the most magnificent urban sights in France. Stroll around the stunning ports and old harbour or maybe visit the aquarium - exhibiting more than 12,000 animals of 600 different species.
Days 6-7 - Bordeaux (overnight)
Welcome to the world’s wine capital, rich in beautiful, flourishing vineyards and delectable claret. Half of the city is UNESCO-listed, making it the largest urban World Heritage Site; whilst architects provide striking new buildings against its historic monuments. We dock overnight here, providing ample time to explore.
Day 8 - Lorient
Arrive in Lorient, a place which historically has been an important fishing and industrial port, a role which continues today. Many of the buildings that surround the port are relics of the days when the French Navy had a large base in the town, and most places of interest are nearby for you to visit.
Day 9 - At sea
Day 10 Dover
Early this morning we arrive back in Dover, where we disembark after breakfast. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.