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The Châteaux of the Loire Valley

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Duration10h30
Classic
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Trip
Duration10h30
Classic

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. 

PLEASE NOTE

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

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises
Cruises

Christmas on the Loire

NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - NANTES - ANCENIS - CHALONNES-SUR-LOIRE - Angers - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - NANTES

Enjoy a magical cruise along the Loire and discover medieval castles and the Escal'Atlantic. Explore Saint-Nazaire where you can admire the shipyard where the Queen Mary II was built. Discover the magic of the Chateaux of the Loire and visit Nantes and its historical treasures. You will have the option to attend the Christmas Mass in Ancenis and celebrate Christmas on the Loire in a friendly and festive atmosphere.

Next departures:  12/22/2023, 12/22/2024
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6 Days
FROM$1955
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Royal New Year cruise on the Loire

NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - NANTES - ANCENIS - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - CHALONNES-SUR-LOIRE- Angers - NANTES

Join us for a magical cruise along the Loire for an unforgettable New Year's Eve! Discover the many Chateaux of the Loire, Nantes and its historical treasures, or Saint-Nazaire where you can admire the shipyard where the Queen Mary II ship was built.

Next departures:  12/28/2024
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6 Days
FROM$2371
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