Chantilly, Epernay, Paris & Seine River Cruise: October 17-28, 2021
Seine Cruise Only: October 21-28, 2021
There’s room for more to join us in France in October. The French and EU borders opened last week. Our ship AmaLyra is now operating again on the Seine and balcony cabins are still available. Join us!
We spend Day 5 of the Keenan Seine River Cruise in the historic French city of Rouen, capital city of Normandy. An important city in the Roman era and Middle Ages, Rouen has a cobblestoned pedestrian center with remarkable half-timbered houses dating back to the late 1300’s. The skyline is dominated by the spires of Cathédrale Notre-Dame, painted numerous by Impressionist artist Claude Monet, who spent months here painting the façade of this gothic architectural masterpiece six different times.
In the morning enjoy a guided walking tour of the city, ending at “Le Bucher”, the site where St. Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Across the square is La Couronne, the famous inn and restaurant. La Couronne is France’s oldest ongoing hostelry and restaurant, in business since 1345. A meal here inspired Julia Child to devote her career to the promotion and education of French cuisine to America. The upstairs Salon d’Honneur displays a long and incredible list of dignitaries, nobles, heads of state, military leaders and movie stars who have graced these tables over the centuries.
SPECIAL EVENT: Enjoy a private luncheon at La Couronne exclusively for members of the Keenan Vineyards Group.
On board Michael will hold two private tastings and a paired dinner, pouring his best recent work at Keenan Napa Valley, contrasting Napa Valley wines with those of France. This is an incredibly historic region. If you find value in great art, history, wine and food this Seine cruise is a fabulous experience.
There is an EXCLUSIVE $500 per cabin ($250 per person) discount for our Keenan Winery members. Premium deck cabins are available. For complete information and to register online click: www.toursandwine.com/keenan With questions contact Georgia Shoemaker at Expanding Horizons, tel: 1-714-975-9941
NOTE: You must book through our tour operator Expanding Horizons of Tustin CA to be part of the Keenan Winery Group. Special events are included for our Keenan Winery group members. All persons traveling to France us will have to show proof of a valid COVID-19 vaccination.
We look forward to seeing you in Paris!
Michael & Jennifer Keenan
PS: Feel free to recommend this special holiday to any friends or relations you believe will enjoy a unique vacation experience dedicated to fine cuisine, wine, art history and culture.