An evening at Château du Taillis
Art, wine, châteaus, orchards, a treasure trove of historic events that changed the world – and the city of Paris – all are discovered when traveling along one of Europe’s most romantic rivers, the Seine. It is easy to imagine why, along the river, nobility built their châteaux, palaces, fortresses and castles, filled with stories, tributes to bygone eras. Join us for a look at Versailles and Château Gaillard, a view of Monet’s Giverny, the bridges along the Seine – and an introduction to Château du Taillis.
What is it like to live in a Normandy château? Château du Taillis is a grand 16th-century Renaissance château set on a park-like estate in the Normandy countryside not far from the Seine. Built in 1530 atop the foundation of a fortified 13th-century castle, Château du Taillis boasts a 300-year medley of architectural styles that reflect the tastes and times of its owners. On our Seine river cruises, guests attend an exclusive private evening – a reception and dinner inside the opulent ballroom, music playing – and discover what life inside a château is all about.