The Seine is a living artery and an accomplice to all the inhabitants of Rouen and its valley. It takes us from the quays of the city center to the country banks of La Bouille and Duclair. Rouen also boasts a yachting and wintering harbor that accommodates around a hundred boats. And for those looking for a bit of height, the valley offers breathtaking panoramas across the river ribbon, between wooded hillsides and chalk cliffs. Côte Saint-Auct, Robert le Diable castle, Barneville, Duclair…
A natural spectacle of grandiose proportions!
The Tourist Office offers various cruises that allow you to fully discover the activity and landscapes that so inspired the Impressionist painters. A life-size workshop for the Impressionist painters, Rouen saw the easels of Monet, Pissarro, Gauguin and Sisley pass by, immortalizing its monuments, port, alleyways and the bucolic landscapes of the loops of the Seine. After a stroll through the city’s inspiring alleyways, admire the famous paintings of the Impressionists at the musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, the largest collection in the region after the Musée d’Orsay. Admission is free!
Another way to follow the course of the water: cycling. The La Seine à Vélo cycle route covers some 100 kilometers of towpaths. You can even take local ferries across the river to extend the pleasure. Lined with colorful orchards, the Route des Fruits winds through the Parc Régional Naturel des Boucles de la Seine Normande, offering the colorful spectacle of apples, pears, plums and cherries that you can come and buy directly at the gate.
Rouen is part of the Unesco “creative city” network in the field of gastronomy. Its local produce is of incomparable quality, and local artisans make the most of it
. A tour of the orchards and farms of the Seine loops and a tasting in the area’s restaurants will be enough to convince you.
There’s no escaping them! The cruises are a must when visiting or staying in Paris. Cruise along the banks of the Seine, a Unesco World Heritage site. Pass Parisian bridges, from the pont de Sully to the pont de Bir-Hakeim via the pont Alexandre III, and admire the capital’s most beautiful musées and monuments.
Guided tours (French, English and many other languages) from the boat, lunches and dinners in full navigation on the Seine, all tastes are in Parisian cruises.
Alone, in love or with the family, the Parisian strolls along the Seine hold many surprises for you. Step back in time, enjoy a multitude of green spaces, pick up speed on your bike and admire the great panoramas of Paris, its history and its festive atmosphere. From the Parc Rives de Seine for a real breath of fresh air to the magnificent view from the Pont Alexandre III via the Ile de la Cité, the pont des Arts and the musée d’Orsay.
In the midst of your Parisian strolls, take time for a bite to eat or a drink along the Seine. The unusual restaurant La Javelle (12th arrondissement) guarantees a casual and festive atmosphere on a terrace just a stone’s throw from Bercy. Feel like grabbing a bite wherever you like on the quayside facing the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Tuileries gardens? Mozza & Co (7th arrondissement), the Parisian mobile trattoria, is sure to delight you with its Italian specialties. Fancy enjoying a art space at the end of your stroll and tour of the capital? The Wanderlust (13th arrondissement) offers this relaxed, musical atmosphere on the quays of Austerlitz.