DAY 1: NANTES
Boarding in Nantes between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Crew presentation and welcome drink. Cruise on what King Francois Ist called the “most beautiful river in France”: The Erdre.
DAY 2: NANTES – SAINT-NAZAIRE
Excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : guided visit of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany.
DISCOVERY : Nantes, the machines de l’ile, secret courtyards and covered passageways.
In the afternoon, excursion common for both packages : tour of Saint Nazaire, a town on the sea. Visit of Escal’Atlantic and the Saint Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Europe. (This excursion must be pre-booked in advance through your travel agent. Each passenger will be asked to produce a valid passport or identity card in order to gain access to the shipyard). We rejoin the ship in Saint Nazaire, followed by an evening of music and dancing. Overnight stop.
DAY 3: SAINT-NAZAIRE – ANCENIS
The vessel sets sail early this morning. The entire morning is spent cruising. We arrive in Ancenis in the early afternoon. Excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : the Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town.
DISCOVERY : Helicopter ride(2), the Loire from above. Leaving from Ancenis, experience an unforgettable flight over the Loire River.
DAY 4: ANCENIS - BOUCHEMAINE - Angers
Set sail for Bouchemaine(1). The entire morning is spent cruising. Excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : visit of the town of Angers, capital of the Anjou region. You will visit the fortress from the 13th century and see the Apocalypse tapestry, which is the most important set of medieval tapestries still in existence in the world today.
DISCOVERY : visit of Chateau de Brissac and the castle cellars with a wine tasting.
Evening of entertainment provided by the crew.
DAY 5: BOUCHEMAINE – The Châteaux of the Loire Valley – ANCENIS
Excursion common for both packages :
Full day's excursion : visit of the Castles of the Loire Valley. We return on board at Ancenis. Gala dinner on board followed by an evening of music and dancing. The ship sets sail during the evening for Nantes and continues through the night.
DAY 6: NANTES
Disembark around 10:00 a.m. End of our services.