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Loire Princesse
CroisiEurope
Loire Princesse, (NSN) The Loire A Royal Legacy ex Nantes Return
Cruise Line: CroisiEurope
Selected Sailing Date: 30 Jul 2018

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Cruise Description

5 Night Cruise sailing from Nantes roundtrip aboard Loire Princesse.

Embark on a cruise on the Royal Loire River whose beauty is legendary. Visit Nantes and The Machines of the Isle of Nantes, a gallery that recreates the imaginary world of the famous writer Jules Verne. Discover Saint-Nazaire and admire its shipyard and the Escal'Atlantic which immerses you in the world of steamships from the beginnings of their gigantic construction to life on board. Soak up the magical castles of the Loire such as Brissac, the highest castle in France whose monumental facades rise up from its large landscaped park.

Highlights of this cruise:

Nantes
Nantes is a city in western France, located on the Loire River, 50 km from the Atlantic coast. The city is the sixth largest in France and is the historical capital of the region, with strong historical connections with the adjoining region of Brittany. The city grew around the Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne (Castle of the Dukes of Brittany), which is now one of Nantes major tourist attractions.

The city is a center of the high-tech and aeronautics industries, food-processing, and fisheries. Nantes is a center for horticulture with many beautiful parks and gardens. A fine arboretum, the Jardin des Plantes, contains collections of rare plants covering 18 acres. There are also many museums and lively arts and music festivals.

St Nazaire
St-Nazaire at the estuary of the Loire River is the home of numerous industries around its port. The Atlantic Ocean influences the climate, which gives mild winters and warm summers. This allows the production of the muguet, the lily of the valley on the shores of the Loire. This unique flower is sold throughout France on the 1st of May.

Angers
Angers is a city in western France, about 300 km (190 mi) southwest of Paris, and the chef-lieu of the Maine-et-Loire department. The city boasts typical French night-life, historically rich streetscapes and great shopping opportunities.

The Castle fortress of Angers (Château d'Angers) is a major attraction in the city. It has 17 towers and as a bonus, it hosts an extremely large mediaeval tapestry of the Apocalypse, which is arguably one of the very greatest artworks from the Middle Ages. The Saint-Maurice cathedral is a major landmark in the cityscape, with its two spires culminating at 75 meters. Behind the cathedral is Adam’s House, an excellent example of the half-timbered houses built during the Middle Ages.

Ancenis
Ancenis is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France. It is located on the north bank of the Loire River.

It played a great historical role as a key location on the road to Nantes (23 miles southeast), the historical capital of Brittany. It was named the key of Brittany and the door of Brittany.

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