Cruise
Cyrano de Bergerac
CroisiEurope
Cyrano de Bergerac, (BOP) Gironde Estuary Garonne & Dordogne ex Bordeaux Return
Cruise Line: CroisiEurope
Selected Sailing Date: 27 Jul 2018

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Cruise Description

6 Night Cruise sailing from Bordeaux roundtrip aboard Cyrano de Bergerac.

Join us for a cruise along the Garonne and the Dordogne! From Saint-Emilion to Cadillac, passing by Blaye and the inevitable Bordeaux, you will cross the Gironde to discover a very singular cultural life, famous wines and a rich heritage. Visit the castle of Roquetaillade still inhabited today, which is reknown both for its imposing defensive structures as well as the elegance of its interior decoration, then admire the Cadillac Castle, a shining example of 17th-century architecture.

Highlights of this cruise:

Bordeaux
Bordeaux is a port city in the south west of France. It is the capital city of the Aquitaine region and is famous for its many varieties of wine, which are considered among the best in the world.

Bordeaux is a historical city with many tourist attractions. The city itself boasts elegant neoclassical architecture, wide avenues, and attractive public squares and parks. The centre of town lies between Place Gambetta and the Garonne River. There are many fascinating museums and art galleries, excellent shopping and beautiful gardens to enjoy.

Bordeaux also offers a great selection of cafes and restaurants in the Place de la Victoire, the Place du Parlement or the Rue de Parlement Sainte Catherine. Sample some of Bordeaux’s lively nightlife by checking out the city’s late night dance venues on the Quai de Paludate.

Blaye
Blaye is a commune and sub-prefecture in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in south-western France. It is located on the right bank of the Gironde estuary (which is some 3 km (1.9 mi) wide at this point), close to the A10 autoroute, 56 km (35 mi) north of Bordeaux.

The town has a citadel built by Vauban on a rock beside the river, and embracing in its ancient ruins of an old Gothic château. The latter contains the tomb of Charibert II, king of Aquitaine, and son of Clotaire II. Blaye is also defended by the Fort Paté on an island in the river and the Fort Médoc on its left bank, both of the 17th century.

Cadillac
Cadillac is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in south-western France. It is directly across the Garonne river from Sauternes, and is known for producing similarly sweet dessert wines under the Cadillac AOC designation.

A main attraction in Cadillac is the Chateau de Cadillac. It is a prime example of early 17th century architecture; all that remains is the main building with its two wings at right angles, the courtyard and the garden. Inside, there are monumental marble fireplaces with carved figures, painted ceilings from the 17th century and tapestries. This decoration gives a good idea of the splendor of the receptions given in honor of the visits of Henri IV, Louis XIII and Louis XIV.

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