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The seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle

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# Trip

The seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle

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Description

We’ll leave by coach for Rochefort. Rochefort was originally chosen by Jean-Baptiste Colbert as a refuge, defense, and supply post for the French navy back in the mid-1660s. Its arsenal remained a naval base and dockyard until as late as 1926. The historical downtown area boasts lovely private mansions and beautiful homes where the legendary sailors and explorers lived and which still retain their air of adventure and glamor. We’ll then visit the Corderie Royale, a historical rope-making factory. Built between 1666 and 1669, it was the first industrial building in France, and the factory provided ropes for the French Navy and its ships for over three centuries. We’ll tour the main building and learn about the techniques used to produce the ropes used on the large sailing ships. Afterwards, we’ll head to La Rochelle. We’ll stop for lunch in a local restaurant. The over 1,000-year-old city of La Rochelle is the capital of the Charente Maritime. It’s tucked along the Bay of Biscay and contains some of the most beautiful natural and architectural heritage in the area. During a guided tour of the old town and port, you’ll learn about the Grosse-Horloge gate, the Renaissance arcades, the lovely half-timbered homes, finely sculpted facades of the private mansions, and the cathedral. Enjoy some free time before returning to the ship. At the end of our afternoon, we’ll return to Royan.

PLEASE NOTE

  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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Cruise through the Aquitaine Region from Bordeaux to Royan, along the Gironde Estuary and the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 16/04/2022, 06/05/2022, ...
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BORDEAUX - CUSSAC-FORT-MEDOC - ROYAN - Rochefort(1) - La Rochelle(1) - LIBOURNE(2) - Saint-Emilion(1) - CADILLAC - Arcachon(1) - BORDEAUX

This magnificent itinerary will take you to the heart of Southwestern France, well known for its idyllic landscapes, famous wines, historical monuments, and emblematic sites.

What better way to explore this corner of French paradise than through its longstanding maritime cities and its unequivocal art of living?

7 Days
START IN 2022
Departure 16/04/2022
Arrival 22/04/2022
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 06/05/2022
Arrival 12/05/2022
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/05/2022
Arrival 05/06/2022
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 14/06/2022
Arrival 20/06/2022
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 29/06/2022
Arrival 05/07/2022
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Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 14/07/2022
Arrival 20/07/2022
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 29/07/2022
Arrival 04/08/2022
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Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 13/08/2022
Arrival 19/08/2022
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 27/09/2022
Arrival 03/10/2022
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 12/10/2022
Arrival 18/10/2022
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

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