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The Châteaux of the Loire Valley

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The Châteaux of the Loire Valley

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Description

We'll leave by coach for the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. Built on a small island in the middle of the Indre River, the château as it is today was built under Francis I by Gilles Berthelot, a wealthy financier who wanted to incorporate its medieval past alongside the latest architectural styles of the Italian renaissance. The chateau is a French national monument and possesses all the refinement found in the French Renaissance. We'll continue on to Chinon, where you'll discover an ancient underground quarry that has been transformed into a wine cellar. As we stroll through the impressive tunnels, you'll learn about the secrets of the most renowned Chinon wines. We'll finish with a wine tasting. After lunch, we'll visit the Château de Chinon. Overlooking the town, the castle was the site of key events involving the Hundred Years' War between England and France. We'll return on board for dinner. 

 

Duration : approx. 10:30

  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.
  • Only through pre-reservation - minimum of 30 participants necessary
  • Return trip to Nantes from Chinon by coach: Approx. 2 hours 15 min

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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Alsace: land of tradition and gastronomy (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 21/10/2019
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STRASBOURG - BREISACH - Munster - Riquewihr - Ribeauvillé - BREISACH - STRASBOURG

Discover Alsace, the land of tradition and gastronomy, located in the heart of Europe. Cruise the Alsace region with this itinerary and visit the must-see places of this charming region while discovering its gastronomic specialties and famous wines. Visit Strasbourg and its Gothic cathedral, Colmar and its little Venice with the charm of half-timbered houses, follow the wine route and discover villages and towns full of character.

5 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 21/10/2019
Arrival 25/10/2019
Ship : MS France Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 25/10/2019
Arrival 29/10/2019
Ship : MS France Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 26/10/2019
Arrival 30/10/2019
Ship : MS L'Europe Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 26/10/2019
Arrival 30/10/2019
Ship : MS Lafayette Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

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