Scenic Cruising Seine River
The sinuous, serpentine curves of the Seine-Maritime wind through the Haute-Normandie region from Le Havre and Honfleur on the English Channel 66 miles/106 km to Rouen and, for small boats, onward to Paris, where UNESCO has inscribed both the Rive Gauche and the Rive Droite as World Heritage Sites. The chalk cliffs along the river shelter small communities which have survived the more general industrialization of the region. The river was named Sequana by the Romans, to honor their river goddess. The Pont de Normandie at the mouth of the river spans 2,808 ft./856m between Le Havre and Honfleur, the second longest cable-stayed suspension bridge in the world. You will also cruise past the riverside town of Jumiéges, famous for its romantic ruined abbey.