I have just returned from a wonderful few days cruising the Seine on a Tauck river cruise.

I joined the beautiful Swiss Sapphire in time to for a lovely out of hours visit to Monet’s garden at Giverny where there was an amazing display of tulips. I am determined to visit again in different seasons.

We then sailed to the beautiful city of Rouen which was another first for me. We had a lovely walk and saw where Joan of Arc’s extraordinary life ended at the stake.

Then we sailed peacefully on through the locks to Le Havre where I reluctantly left for home.

Amazing display of tulips Waiting for the wisteria to bloom