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The Norman Abbeys Trail

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The Norman Abbeys Trail

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Description

We'll set off by coach from Duclair in the company of our guide. The excursion begins with a visit of the Jumièges Abbey. Built in 654 when Christianity arrived in the region, and subsequently destroyed by the Vikings, the abbey was restored in the 11th century by their descendants. With the arrival of the Romantic period, the abbey became extremely well-known thanks to Victor Hugo who described it as the "most beautiful ruins in all of France”. During our visit we'll also discover the cloisters and the ruins of the Church of Saint Peter before visiting the Abbey of Saint Wandrille or Wandregisel (exterior only), a highly spiritual monument founded in the same century. The wonderful classical architecture of this abbey blends with the magnificence of its mediaeval heritage in perfect harmony. Unlike Jumièges, a congregation of Benedictine monks settled in this abbey in 1931 and has remained to this day, bringing the community to a substantial number. We'll return to the boat by coach.

 

Duration : approx. 3:30

  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • Times are approximate.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • 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.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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The Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 06/04/2019
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NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - Angers - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - Saumur - BOUCHEMAINE(2) - ANCENIS - NANTES

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 Brittany's favorite and famous for its medieval monuments as well as for its salt marshes, and the Escal'Atlantic 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. 

8 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 06/04/2019
Arrival 13/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 18/04/2019
Arrival 25/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/10/2019
Arrival 15/10/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 20/10/2019
Arrival 27/10/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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* Price based on double occupancy

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