Cruise the legendary Seine River while discovering the essence of Normandy and the region’s pivotal role in history. Sail through bountiful countryside to ports filled with antiquity, including Honfleur and Rouen, and stroll through Monet’s flower-filled gardens in Giverny. Delve into the dramatic history of the D-Day invasion at Normandy’s beaches, Pointe du Hoc and the Caen Memorial Museum while expert guides add context to your visit. Cap off your unforgettable cruise in timeless Paris, brimming with classic architecture and iconic treasures.
Pay tribute to the sacrifice and valor of the Allied Forces while visiting significant D-Day beaches
Discover the impact of World War II at the Caen Memorial Museum
Witness Paris illuminated at night during an evening cruise on the Seine
Step into the life of world-renowned painter Claude Monet while exploring his home and gardens in Giverny
Day 1: Depart for Program
Day 2: Arrive in Paris
Day 3: Conflans-Sainte-Honorine / Versailles
Day 4: Rouen / Jumièges
Day 5: Le Havre / Étretat / Honfleur
Day 6: Caen / Arromanches / D-Day Beaches / Caudebec-en-Caux
Day 7: Les Andelys / Giverny / Vernon
Day 8: Paris
Day 9: Depart
Moderate; Regular Walking
Lynn Higgins is the Edward Tuck Professor of French Studies Emerita at Dartmouth College, where she is also affiliated with the Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Programs and the Department of Film and Media Studies. She teaches and analyzes the 20th-century French novel, feminist criticism, cinema, and the politics of memory. Her published books include Bertrand Tavernier (Manchester U. Press; Palgrave Macmillan 2011) and New Novel, New Wave, New Politics: Fiction and the Representation of History in Postwar France (U. of Nebraska Press 1996). She has edited recent volumes on filmmaker Alain Resnais and novelist Patrick Modiano. Higgins received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.