The Royal Loire River

Go on a splendid journey discovering the treasures of the Loire. Visit Nantes and its historical jewels, Guérande protected by its strong ramparts, quoted to be the Dukes of Brittanys favorite and famous for its medieval monuments as well as for its salt marshes, and the EscalAtlantic of Saint-Nazaire. You will also discover the impressive Cadre Noir at Saumur well known for it master class equestrian skills, as well as the Angevine cliffs rising  up to over a hundred meters and offering you an impregnable panorama over the Loire valley.

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Map for The Royal Loire River


Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

NANTES
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Our ship will start cruising towards Saint-Nazaire during the night.

SAINT-NAZAIRE - NANTES
Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Tour of Saint Nazaire, a town on the sea. We'll visit Escal'Atlantic, a museum that explores the historic ocean liner experience, and the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Europe (this excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency. Each passenger will be asked to produce a valid passport in order to gain access to the shipyard). OR CLASSIC: Guided tour of Guérande, a fortified medieval city entirely enclosed by ramparts. We'll discover the process of harvesting Guérande salt, the undeniable symbol of the region. DISCOVERY: Guided tour of Guérande, discovering its history along the paved streets lined with prestigious monuments. The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Nantes. In the evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: we'll board a local boat for a cruise on the Erdre River, one of the most beautiful in France.

NANTES - ANCENIS
Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. DISCOVERY: Nantes, the Machines de l'Île(5), secret courtyards and covered passageways. Enjoy onboard entertainment as we cruise towards Ancenis this afternoon. 

ANCENIS - BOUCHEMAINE(2)
Join us on the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town. DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride(3), the Loire from above (this excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency). Our cruise continues to Bouchemaine. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

BOUCHEMAINE(2) - Angers
Join us on the excursions proposed : CLASSIC: Guided tour of Angers, its historic districts and the famous Apocalypse tapestry(4). DISCOVERY: Tour of Brissac(6) castle and its cellars complete with a wine-tasting session*. In the afternoon, we'll set out for an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Saumur and the Cadre Noir(1), which is on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and visit of the fortified city of Saumur. Enjoy an evening of dancing. 

BOUCHEMAINE(2) - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley
Join us on a full-day excursion for both packages to discover the Castles of the Loire Valley. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

BOUCHEMAINE(2) - ANCENIS - NANTES
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Excursion along the Angevine Corniche with its picturesque villages and many viewing points along the Loire. The afternoon will be spent cruising the Loire towards Nantes. Tonight's our festive gala dinner and evening. 

NANTES
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 10:00 a.m. End of our services.  

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