Our newest France family vacation is designed for families – a fun family river cruise that’s all about everything français, from an action-packed two-night stay in Paris to five amazing nights aboard a newly redesigned Tauck riverboat exploring Monet’s gardens, D-Day Beaches, Rouen, and Versailles! You'll begin in Paris with two nights on the Left Bank at Pullman Paris Eiffel Tower, close to the famous landmark; enjoy a guided bicycle ride along the Seine, a Parisian picnic at the Eiffel Tower, and an art-filled scavenger hunt and guided tour in the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Explore artist Claude Monet's Giverny where you'll visit inside Monet’s house and experience the painted gardens at Giverny. In Les Andelys, take a hike up to Château Gaillard of Richard the Lionheart fame or a walk in a village steeped in history and country charm. All generations of your family will share poignant memories exploring the beaches of Normandy, touring the American Cemetery and visiting the D-Day Academy where a hands-on visit provides your family with a unique look at the year 1944 and the history of the 1944 Invasion – don wireless radio headsets in a Willys jeep or Dodge Command car; receive a map briefing; see Allied and German vehicles, weapons and radios... In Rouen, sightseeing includes historic sites immortalized by Joan of Arc, Notre Dame Square and a 3-D tour of the city’s Roman period. At Château de Versailles your family goes inside Louis XIV’s gilded palace to see how the royals lived, or they take a bicycle tour of the gardens and Marie Antoinette’s farm. All this and more aboard ms Sapphire, custom-designed to the highest standards of quality and comfort for a memorable family river cruise as you wind your way along the River Seine with no more than 98 Tauck guests!