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The Loire Valley Châteaux

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# Trip

The Loire Valley Châteaux

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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 seen 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 to Villandry for lunch. After lunch, enjoy a walk through the lovely gardens surrounding the Château de Villandry. Spread out over an impressive area, the gardens bring together aestheticism, diversity and harmony. Afterward, we'll continue our tour and visit the Château d'Ussé. Rebuilt in the 15th and 16th centuries, this stronghold with fortified towers, turrets and steeples looks like something out of a fairytale. The castle is still inhabited today and takes visitors back to a time of legends and fairytales. It is thought to have inspired Charles Perrault when writing "Sleeping Beauty”.

 

Duration : approx. 11:00

  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • 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.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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The Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 08/04/2020, 04/05/2020, ...
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NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - Angers - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - Saumur - BOUCHEMAINE(2) - ANCENIS - NANTES

Go on a splendid journey discovering the treasures of the Loire. Visit Nantes and its historical jewels, Guérande protected by its strong ramparts, quoted to be the Dukes of Brittany's favorite and famous for its medieval monuments as well as for its salt marshes, and the Escal'Atlantic of Saint-Nazaire. You will also discover the impressive Cadre Noir at Saumur well known for it master class equestrian skills, as well as the Angevine cliffs rising  up to over a hundred meters and offering you an impregnable panorama over the Loire valley. 

8 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 08/10/2019
Arrival 15/10/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 20/10/2019
Arrival 27/10/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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START IN 2020
Departure 08/04/2020
Arrival 15/04/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 04/05/2020
Arrival 11/05/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 04/10/2020
Arrival 11/10/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 16/10/2020
Arrival 23/10/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 28/10/2020
Arrival 04/11/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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* Price based on double occupancy

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From the Châteaux of Chambord and Chenonceau to the Loire Valley

Next departures: 14/04/2020, 30/06/2020, ...
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Paris - Châteaux of the Loire Valley - NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - Angers(1) - Châteaux of the Loire Valley - ANCENIS - NANTES

A taste of Paris linked with the history of France: discover the castles of the Loire between Chambord and Chenonceau before boarding the river boat for a cruise on the Royal Loire river whose beautiful landscapes are legendary. Visit Nantes and The Machines of the Isle of Nantes, a gallery that recreates the imaginary world of the famous writer Jules Verne. Discover Saint-Nazaire and admire its shipyard and the Escal'Atlantic which immerses you in the world of steamships from the beginnings of their gigantic construction to life on board. Soak up the magical castles of the Loire such as Brissac, the highest castle in France whose monumental facades rise up from its large landscaped park. 

7 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 12/09/2019
Arrival 18/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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START IN 2020
Departure 14/04/2020
Arrival 20/04/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/06/2020
Arrival 06/07/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 05/07/2020
Arrival 11/07/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 25/07/2020
Arrival 31/07/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 13/09/2020
Arrival 19/09/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 10/10/2020
Arrival 16/10/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

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The Loire Valley, a Royal legacy (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 25/07/2019, 30/07/2019, ...
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NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - Angers - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - ANCENIS - NANTES

Embark on a cruise on the Royal Loire River whose beauty is legendary. Visit Nantes and The Machines of the Isle of Nantes, a gallery that recreates the imaginary world of the famous writer Jules Verne. Discover Saint-Nazaire and admire its shipyard and the Escal'Atlantic which immerses you in the world of steamships from the beginnings of their  gigantic construction to life on board. Soak up the magical castles of the Loire such as Brissac, the highest castle in France whose monumental facades rise up from its large landscaped park. 

6 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 25/07/2019
Arrival 30/07/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/07/2019
Arrival 04/08/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 24/08/2019
Arrival 29/08/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 29/08/2019
Arrival 03/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 03/09/2019
Arrival 08/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 13/09/2019
Arrival 18/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 18/09/2019
Arrival 23/09/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 27/10/2019
Arrival 01/11/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
START IN 2020
Departure 03/04/2020
Arrival 08/04/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 15/04/2020
Arrival 20/04/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 12/05/2020
Arrival 17/05/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 11/06/2020
Arrival 16/06/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 16/06/2020
Arrival 21/06/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 21/06/2020
Arrival 26/06/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 01/07/2020
Arrival 06/07/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 06/07/2020
Arrival 11/07/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 11/07/2020
Arrival 16/07/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 16/07/2020
Arrival 21/07/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 21/07/2020
Arrival 26/07/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 26/07/2020
Arrival 31/07/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 31/07/2020
Arrival 05/08/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 10/08/2020
Arrival 15/08/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 14/09/2020
Arrival 19/09/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 19/09/2020
Arrival 24/09/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 29/09/2020
Arrival 04/10/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 11/10/2020
Arrival 16/10/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 23/10/2020
Arrival 28/10/2020
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

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