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The heritage of the Mediterranean coast

Marseille - Marseille

Dates:
7/11/2020
to  7/18/2020

8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
$3,190
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.

During this 7-night cruise aboard L’Austral* discover or rediscover the natural and cultural heritage of the Mediterranean coastline, from Marseille, in a tribute to the city that is home to our company. 

It all starts at the mouth of the Rhone in Camargue country, a magical and evocative word: this region, where man lives in harmony with a vast and unspoiled nature, is forged by an agriculture adapted to the conditions, as seen by the rice fields and salt flats. The Camargue regional natural park is home to flora and fauna that are unique in Europe.

Your ship will sail along the famous Calanques national park, dominated by Cap Canaille, whose impressive chalk cliffs plunge into the Mediterranean. In turn, Bec de l’Aigle (Eagle’s beak), Ciotat Bay and Mugel Bay offer a new and unique perspective, seen from the sea, over these expanses of agglomerated pebbles, known as poudingue, which are the testimony to a rich geological history.

The peninsula of Saint-Tropez and its Cap Taillait, planted with maritime pines and cork oaks, will reveal a natural jewel, bathed in the crystal-clear waters of the French Riviera. You will then approach the Ile d’Or, which inspired the setting of the adventures of Tintin in The Black Island. From the top of her unusual and mysterious tower, the island looks out over the Esterel massif, recognisable for its abrupt red rocks.

Sailing along the cliffside colourful villages of Cinque Terre and Portofino will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the trip. This discovery of a natural Mediterranean would not be complete without a last dip into the sea while celebrating the wild beauty of the Hyères Islands.

During this trip, you may be lucky enough to see certain species of cetaceans, such as bottlenose dolphins, rorquals and pilot whales, common off the Mediterranean coastline.

The conditions will be ideal for sporting and nautical activities far from the crowds allowing you to enjoy these moments in peace and quiet. You will have access to unspoiled areas that facilitate the 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 from the Sistership serie.


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Travel in France, and (re)discover the beauty of the Mediterranean coast. A quest for wide-open spaces and recharging of batteries in the comfort and calm of a PONANT ship. Enjoy the expertise of a team of...


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Superior Stateroom
 

(21 m²)

From $3,190
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m²)

From $3,720
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m²)

From $4,420
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m²)

From $4,540
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m²)

From $4,670
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m²)

From $6,220
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(36 m²)

From $6,680
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(36 m²)

From $6,880
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m²)

From $10,070


      

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