“Cruising in Europe and especially the North and Western coastline of France offers clients a wide range of itineraries and experiences to choose from, and we, the French Atlantic Ports, proud ourselves to offer a genuine “Art de Vivre” to our visitors. Our ports additionally offer welcome and safe facilities to accommodate any kind of cruise ship in transit or turnaround.”
The French Atlantic Ports with its eleven destinations are located on France’s North and Western coastline: Rouen, Le Havre, Cherbourg, Honfleur, Saint-Malo, Brest, Lorient Belle-Ile, Nantes Saint-Nazaire, La Rochelle, Bordeaux and Bayonne. Due to the French Atlantic Ports’ marketing activities, this Western European itinerary has now become a reality and the ports benefit from regular calls year-round from a broad range of cruise lines. Thanks to their initiatives to promote their destination, the French Atlantic Ports were nominees for the last Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards.
In 2014, the French Atlantic Ports hosted 306 calls and welcomed 431 500 passengers, who visited and experienced the true French “Art de Vivre” in Normandy, Brittany, the Loire Valley and South-Western France that offer a wide range of excursions, experiences and unique UNESCO sites to visit.