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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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Royal New Year cruise on the Loire

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NANTES - Saint-Nazaire - NANTES - ANCENIS - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - BOUCHEMAINE(1) - 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.

6 Days Sold-out
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Christmas on the Loire

Next departures: 12/22/2019
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NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - BOUCHEMAINE(3) - Angers - BOUCHEMAINE(3) - 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.

6 Days FROM $ 2,307 PP
START IN 2019
Departure 12/22/2019
Arrival 12/27/2019
FROM $ 2,307 PP
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

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