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Authentic coasts of Normandy and Brittany

Le Havre - Le Havre

Dates:
15/8/2020
to  22/8/2020

8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$4,980
30% Ponant Bonus

France is beautiful from the sea...

PONANT invites you to take to the sea, without a care in the world, to enjoy a break from reality in a privileged setting, and cast a fresh eye over the infinite riches of the French coastline. As your journey unfolds and depending on the elements, you will enjoy magnificent moments as unique as they are unexpected.

Recharge your batteries aboard the Dumont-d’Urville* during this authentic 7-night journey to discover the pink granite coastline of Normandy, hewn by nature.

Your cruise will start with a magnificent journey along the River Seine, discovering its natural treasures and heritage. Another emblematic moment at sea will await you at the foot of the Etretat Cliffs, majestic chalk sculptures carved by the waves.

You will continue your quest for wide open spaces further to the west, charting a course for Ploumanac’h. This ancient fishing village offers an exceptional view over the coppery rocks sculpted by the wind and the sea and the bronze of the gorse that completes the landscape. The Jentilez (Sept-Iles) archipelago off the pink granite coast is listed as a protected natural site and nature reserve. A sanctuary for more than 20,000 pairs of seabirds and 27 nesting species, it is the most important reserve of the French coastline. Rouzic island is notably home to the only French colony of Northern Gannets. Grey seals have also found refuge in the islands. 

You will conclude this cruise showcasing wild and astonishing nature by the discovery of Chausey, the most northerly of the Ponant Islands. It is redrawn each time the tide reveals or submerges some of the 360 islets of the largest archipelago in Europe. Nature has carved these landscapes, offering an infinite score of timeless interludes.

The conditions will be ideal for activities such as kayaking, outings in Zodiac® dinghies or hikes, far from the crowds, allowing you to enjoy these moments in peace and quiet. You will sail through these grandiose and unspoiled landscapes and have access to sublime beaches only visible at low tide and pristine areas ideal for the contemplation and observation of nature. 

This itinerary is given as an indication only. Based on tide times and weather conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader may need to change the order of certain ports of call to ensure guests have the best possible experience.

Encounters with wildlife are possible but cannot be guaranteed.

*Or another ship in the Explorer series.


Your itinerary

Travel in France, and (re)discover the beauty of the Channel coastline between Normandy and Brittany. A quest for wide-open spaces and recharging of batteries in the comfort and calm of a PONANT ship. Enjoy...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m²)

From AU$4,980
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

From AU$5,950
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

From AU$6,130
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

From AU$6,300
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

From AU$8,470
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

From AU$8,470
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

From AU$8,470
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(38 m²)

From AU$9,130
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(38 m²)

From AU$9,410
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

From AU$9,690
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m²)

From AU$9,690
30% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

From AU$9,970
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m²)

From AU$14,460


      

Complete your trip

Complete your trip

Shore Excursions, Overlands & Pre/Post Programmes
To complete your voyage, PONANT can organise a range of shore excursions, pre & post cruise activities and packages, plus transfers.


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Contact Us

1 888 400 1082
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*Price is per person, double occupancy, is based on availability, and subject to change at any time. The category of cabin to which this price applies may no longer be available.