Christmas on the Loire

Enjoy a magical cruise along the Loire and discover medieval castles and the EscalAtlantic. 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.

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Map for Christmas on the Loire

Destination & Sightseeing


22 December: NANTES
Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Nantes at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.

Join us for a tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. This afternoon, join us on an excursion to Saint-Nazaire and the Escal'Atlantic, which ingeniously retraces the history of Norman and French ocean liners through a unique experience (must be booked in advance through your travel agency. A valid form of identification (passport) will be needed to access the site). Enjoy an animated evening on the theme of Christmas.

The morning will be spent cruising. Join us for an excursion to the Muscadet region. We'll pass through several villages that are testimony to the strong winegrowing identity in the region. We'll return to the ship to enjoy our festive Christmas Eve dinner on board. Midnight Mass will be celebrated in Ancenis(1-2).

25 December: ANCENIS - BOUCHEMAINE(3) - Angers
We'll spend this morning cruising towards Bouchemaine. Once we arrive, join us for an excursion to Angers. We'll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

26 December: BOUCHEMAINE(4) - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - NANTES
Join us on a full-day excursion to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, first visiting the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau before continuing on to Chinon, where you'll discover an ancient underground quarry that has been transformed into a wine cellar. We'll finish up our tour with a wine tasting*. After lunch, we'll visit the Château de Chinon. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

27 December: NANTES
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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