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Celebrate tall ships in Rouen Normandy

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  • Schedule: June 8 to 18 from 7am to 7pm – Daily
  • Duration: about 11/12 Hours
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Seasonal “Grand Rendez-Vous” that takes place once every 4 years only. And 2023 is the year!

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A Tall ships celebration! Majestic ‘old style’ three-masted vessels will sail to Normandy from all over the world for the biggest historical tall sailing ships gathering called Armada Of Freedom. This is a unique and incredible event that you can attend ONLY every 4 years!!!

This Armada celebration in Rouen is a great addition to your trip to France.

From June 8 to June 18, legendary vessels with their colorful names like the French Belem or the Spanish El Galeon (just to name a few) will cast anchor and welcome us aboard, docked along the Seine river and open to the public in the town of Rouen in Normandy.

We’ll take the scenic train from Paris for a Private day trip to Rouen where it all happens!
This excursion will be the opportunity to discover and learn about the city’s historic districts and medieval splendors: Notre-Dame of Rouen, tallest cathedral of France immortalized several times by painter Monet, the Big Clock tower, the daintily chiseled Saint Maclou gothic church, the exact location of the stake where Joan of Arc endured her torment and martyrdom, the town’s quaint medieval and renaissance streets, a black plague former cemetery and so much more…

Join this tour and let your mind drift & dream of faraway adventures on gems of the sea such as the French Etoile du Roy, the English Tenacious, Portuguese Santa Maria Emanuella, Mexican Cuauhtémoc, Russian Sedov, Dutch Atlantis and many others.
Be a sailor or a pirate but don’t miss this unique celebration!

Remember, this “Grand Rendez-Vous tour” is every 4 years only… Check the highlights!


  • Your personal tour guide picks you up at your hotel or apartment
  • Transportation by metro to the train station (fares provided)
  • Ride on a scenic train to Rouen in Normandy where the tall ships celebration occurs (round trip train fares provided)
  • You come aboard some of the fanciest tall ships
  • Walking tour of the quaint enchanting medieval town of Rouen and its landmarks
  • Visit inside the tallest gothic cathedral of France Notre-Dame of Rouen, painted by impressionist Claude Monet
  • This private day trip is perfect for kids who always dream big of faraway adventures like in “pirates of the Caribbean”
  • True hidden gems and spectacular views along the way
  • We sail back 😉 by train 🚂 to your hotel where we will cheerfully part ways