Grand Seine River

From Parisian charm to historic D-Day beaches of Normandy

Revel in the beauty of one of the most romantic cities in the world as you sail along the famous Seine River to the Normandy Passage for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. While in Paris, roam between famous landmarks such as gargoyled Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe. Visit the Left Bank, home to the Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, and more. Cruise through the city at night to marvel at the glittering lights, lively nightlife, and romantic splendor of Paris. Continue to Monet’s home in Giverny, where you will encounter the tranquil gardens that inspired some of his work and delve into the history of Impressionism.

Continue to crucial D-Day locations and discover the vital role that the beaches of Normandy played in D-Day, one of the most pivotal moments in WWII. Begin at the Caen Memorial Museum, the best World War II museum in France, and stop at Omaha Beach where the U.S. overcame German troops. Pay tribute to the fallen during a visit to the Normandy American Cemetery before rounding out your trip in colorful, charming Honfleur, where many artists found inspiration. Finish the day at a Norman farm where you can sample local cheeses and the region’s beloved brandy distilled from cider.

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Trip Name: Grand Seine River
Date: June 16–24, 2019
Tour Operator: AHI
Price: From $3,890 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare not included.

IU experts who inspire

James H. Madison is the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor Emeritus of History, at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has led several IUAA trips in the United States and Europe, most recently to Cuba. Jim’s teaching honors include the IU Student Alumni Association “Student Choice” Award and the James Holland Award for Exemplary Teaching. Jim has also taught in Japan at Hiroshima University and in England at the University of Kent in Canterbury. 

Jim is the author of several books, including Eli Lilly: A Life; A Lynching in the Heartland: Race and Memory in America; Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys: An American Woman in World War II, and Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana.


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