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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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From the Côte Fleurie beaches to Paris

Next departure: 04/21/2019
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HONFLEUR - CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX - DUCLAIR - ROUEN - POISSY - PARIS

From Honfleur to Paris, sail along  the Seine and discover the Côte Fleurie where you'll get to admire one of the pearls of Calvados and Basse-Normandie with exceptional architectural beauty, memory  to the time when this little corner of France benefited from the fashion of sea bathing. You will be seduced by Honfleur, city of painters with its picturesque streets and its old port, and discover the charm as well as the sweetness of Normandy life!

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