Glamor, Romance, History: Paris Shore Excursions

The draw of Paris calls to the romantic in everyone like a siren song. It comes as no surprise that the City of Lights is renowned for romance, but you might be surprised at all of the things to do in Paris from a cruise ship. On Paris shore excursions, you’ll get a taste of why Paris captivates its residents and visitors every day of the year.

Experience Paris’s most enduring, famous attraction with lunch at the Eiffel Tower at a cafe overlooking the beautiful Seine. Your full-day tour starts with a walking exploration of the city’s best sites, where you’ll get a full sense of the beauty of Paris. You’ll have the chance to see the Paris Opera House, the can’t-miss Louvre Museum, and the Arc de Triomphe during your Paris shore excursions.

Passengers on a cruise to Paris could spend an entire day looking up at and exploring the cathedral of Notre-Dame. Tired of walking the winding alleys of Paris? Hop on a boat tour of the River Seine, where you’ll pass by Notre-Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Then go shopping along Champs-Elysées, where high-end designers have their flagship stores, and you can enjoy a coffee or glass of red wine at any of the small cafes dotting the streets. These are absolute must-sees for any trip to Paris.

Veterans and history buffs on a European cruise who are looking to pay their respects and honor the atrocities of World War II can take one of the Paris shore excursions to sites and monuments that were directly involved in D-Day and other significant dates of the war. You’ll stop at Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc, and the American Cemetery of Colleville, where you’ll walk away with new knowledge of World War II.  

Head outside of Paris proper and take a tour of the Palace of Versailles, where you’ll start with a drive through Normandy and spend the afternoon walking through the Hall of Mirrors and the Versailles Gardens. You’ll learn about the course of French history and the monarchies who have called Versailles home for hundreds of years.

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