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Three of the best his­tor­i­cal high­lights on the cruise

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CHÂTEAU DE MALMAISON

A tour of Napoléon and Joséphine’s ro­man­tic and in­trigu­ing coun­try es­tate (which briefly served as govern­ment head­quar­ters in the early 1800s) gives a fas­ci­nat­ing glimpse into their pas­sion­ate and rather com­pli­cated lives.

HON­FLEUR

In the pic­turesque fish­ing port of Hon­fleur at the mouth of the Seine, his­toric houses sit along­side restau­rants serv­ing the fresh­est seafood. The cen­tral part of the town dates back to the Mid­dle Ages and it has the added al­lure of a pi­rate past.

PE­GA­SUS BRIDGE

Pe­ga­sus Bridge at Bé­nou­ville is the site of a daring wartime land­ing, un­der cover of dark­ness, by flimsy Bri­tish glid­ers bear­ing troops and equip­ment for the in­va­sion of Nor­mandy. Don’t miss the mu­seum to dis­cover a clas­sic story of der­ring-do.

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