A river cruise along the Seine has something to delight sightseers, art and history lovers, shoppers and foodies alike. The cruise will either start or end in France’s capital, Paris, one of the world’s most romantic cities, and take you along a stretch of the nation’s second-longest river, which flows into the English Channel in Normandy.
It is possible to enjoy a river cruise all year round along the Seine, with the spring and autumn proving particularly popular. It can also be an ideal way to visit France in the hot months of the summer, when river breezes provide some respite from the heat. Although you are more likely to see rain, the festive atmosphere of the cities of Paris and Rouen can be hard to beat at Christmas.