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Europe / Western Mediterranean

Cruises to France

Propriano, France. Picture by www.azamaraclubcruises.com

France Ports of Call


Ajaccio

Located on the west coast of the island of Corsica, the capital city of Ajaccio is famous as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. This Mediterranean port town enjoys an exceptionally mild climate and..

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Antibes

With a seafaring history spanning thousands of years, it is of little surprise to discover that Antibes is the luxury yacht capital of the world. But the beauty of Antibes is much more than the wealth..

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Bandol

Bandol is a true seaside resort. its first tourists were called Thomas Mann, Aldous Huxley, Marcel Pagnol, Mistinguett, Raimu and Fernandel. They made Bandol a holiday spot long before thedays ot Brig..

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Bastia

Bastia is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France located in the northeast of the island of Corsica at the base of Cap Corse. It is also the second-largest city in Corsica after Ajaccio and ..

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Bayonne

Bayonne is a city and commune in southwestern France at the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, of which it is a sub-prefecture. It belongs to bo..

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Belle Ile

Belle Isle en Terre is so called because it is built on an island between the Guic and Leguer rivers. There are boulangeries, charcuteries and a good Comod supermarket. It is a nice town to stroll aro..

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Bonifacio

Located just west of Cap Pertusato, the southernmost point of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio lies on a narrow limestone peninsula separated from the rest of the island by an expanse of thick underbr..

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Bordeaux

Visit a bottle of wine. It’s no secret. That’s what Bordeaux is known for and how you’ll likely spend your time in the world’s largest, premium wine district – savoring the wine and the sights. Bordea..

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Brest

The spirit of Brest is felt more in the behaviour of its inhabitants than in the beauty of its architecture. They are of a legendary welcoming nature and hospitality, only equalled by their love of a ..

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Calvi

A citadel looks as if it was standing on the water, looking at the snowy mountain which reflects its shadows in the sea. Boats moor at the bottom of this colourful sea site, spreading into a sand beac..

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Cannes

«Star» of the Riviera is a magical city, a place of pleasures : sport, gastronomy, leisure, shows, discovery... Cannes gives to every instant of your days and nights the personal touch that transforms..

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Cassis

Cassis was a very ancient fishing port and is an interesting village to visit. The village was rebuilt on the old ruins in the 18th century, resulting in a more regular layout than most other medieval..

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Cherbourg

Located, in Normandy, at the extremity of the Cotentin Peninsula, Cherbourg is at the heart of a magnificent region graced with a temperate climate which permits diverse rare plantes to thrive. To the..

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Collioure

Collioure is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. There is a record of the castle at «Castrum Caucoliberi» having been mentioned as early as 673, indicating..

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Concarneau

Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. Concarneau is bordered to the west by the Baie de La Forêt. The town has two distinct areas: the m..

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Dzaoudzi

Dzaoudzi is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. The commune of Dzaoudzi (sometimes called Dzaoudzi-Labattoir), made up of the twin towns of Dzaoudzi and Labatt..

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Gironde Estuary

The Gironde Estuary is located in Southwestern France and is the primary body of water the impacts the Bordeaux Region of France. It opens on the Atlantic Ocean where the entrance is marked by the his..

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Hendaye

Hendaye (Basque: Hendaia) is the most south-westerly town and commune in France, lying in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department and located in the traditional province Lapurdi (Labourd) of the..

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Honfleur

Visiting Honfleur means, travelling through history in the heart of an exceptionally preserved site. Our old maritime city is very wellknown for its old dock but we are inviting you to experiment its ..

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Hyeres Islands

The Hyéres Islands, or Golden Isles (Iles d'Or, are three islands off the coast of the Var department, east of Toulon. The name «golden» is said to have been bestowed on them during the Renaissan..

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L'Ile-Rousse

L'Île-Rousse is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. It was founded in 1758 by Pasquale Paoli to create a port that would not be in the hands of the Geno..

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La Rochelle

La Rochelle, Atlantic seaport and capital of Charente-Maritime department, Poitou-Charentes region, is situated on an inlet opposite Ré Island. The town, which has straight, regular streets, a la..

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La Seyne-sur-Mer

La Seyne-sur-Mer, or La Seyne is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It is part of the agglomeration of Toulon, and is situated adjace..

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Le Havre

Lying on the mouth of the Seine estuary, the great sea and naval port of Le Havre was created in 1517 by François I as a replacement for Harfleur, which had become silted up. From the time of the..

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Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou is a seaside resort town, with all the trappings, such as discos and crowds, but also fine sandy beaches right along side. It was a lovely seaside fishing port, built in 1880, destroyed in..

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Le Palais

This is the smallest commune, but the most populated, with one's head full of superb images of the coast, the waves crashing onto the Iles Baguenères, the flight of the choughs over the rocks at ..

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Le Verdon-sur-Mer

The discovery of Le Verdon starts often at the Pointe de Grave, a unique spot worth visiting, where the waters of the Ocean and of the Gironde meet and mix in a vast area opposite the coast of Charent..

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Lorient

Lorient, the name says it all, or almost. Steeped in the history of the East India Company, a company whose trade with the Indian continent and China exploited the town's geographical situation to the..

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Marseille

Nestled between sea and hills, Marseille is an amazing city that moves with the seasons and passions. Founded 2600 years ago, the oldest city in France combines the richness of a unique heritage, an i..

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Nantes

Nantes is well known for its prestigious maritime history. As a port, Nantes Atlantique has the advantages of a strong industrial base that has seen divesification. The city can also provide business ..

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Nice

Nice, the capital of the Cote d'Azur, is perhaps the most visited city along the Mediterranean, and stays busy year around. Thanks to the many festivals, exhibitions, expositions and the traditional c..

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Pont-Aven

Pont-Aven is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in northwestern France...

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Port-Vendres

As the only natural port along the côte Vermeille between the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees and Spain, Port-Vendres was known already to the Greek mariners of antiquity. The port flourished after t..

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Porto Vecchio

Porto-Vecchio (Corsican: Portivechju) is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. The city hosted the start of the first stage of Tour de France 2013 It is the s..

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Propriano

During the time of the Pisans occupation of Corsica, St. julie's Abbey in Tavaria, situated at the place name Santa juilia was destroyed by the Turk. In the 8th century the Genoese landed on the shore..

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Rouen

Rouen is a must for anyone who loves the arts, fine foods and long strolls through cobblestone streets. From the most classical to the most innovative, the city offers a wide array of cultural activit..

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Saint Malo

Saint-Malo is often compared to a great vessel preparing to set out to sea, always searching renewal and adventures. Every street corner, every shore recalls the city's legendary past, along the innum..

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Saint-Denis

Réunion is a French island with a population of 840,974 inhabitants (as of January 2013) located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) southwest of Mauritius, the..

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Saint-Florent

Located just west of Bastia, St-Florent is often compared to St-Tropez – its harbor filled with yachts from around the Mediterranean, its town center lined with cafes and chic shops. The town also fea..

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Centuries ago St Jean-de-Luz was more important than Biarritz, a fishing port grown rich on whales, whose sailors were feared by the English - they referred to it as a viper's nest. It was here that L..

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Saint-Nazaire

Saint-Nazaire is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France, in traditional Brittany. The town has a major harbour, on the right bank of the Loire River estuary, near the Atlant..

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Saint-Raphael

Between the Mediterranean and calcareous Provence, the Esterel Mountains are 32,000 ha. of volcanic rack of which 13,000 ha. are classified and protected. This domain offers all kinds ot sports includ..

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Saint-Tropez

Tres Chic in the 50s, Saint-Tropez is still home to arts lovers. It may be a little less highbrow this time around, but it is still very popular with tourists because it continues to be a beautiful pl..

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Sanary-sur-Mer

As you arrive on the picturesque quay you will tall in love with this Provençal village. The Mediterranean atmosphere is everywhere: in the colorful façades, the lively streets, terraces sha..

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Scandola

The Nature Reserve of Scandola is situated at the heart of the maritime façade of the Natural Country Park, streching on 80 kilometres, from the peninsula of Capo Rosso (town of Piana) to the nor..

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Sete

Located 28 km SE of Montpellier, the town of Sete is a major Mediterranean fishing port. The upper portion of the town is situated on the slopes of Mont Saint-Clair overlooking the Bassin de Thau, a b..

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Toulon

With the Mont Faron(542m,) in the background, and opening out onto a magnificient arbour designed by Mother Nature, Toulon is a city of contrasts. Its old picturesque city of ancient fountains and a c..

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Villefranche-sur-Mer

Set in the heart of one of the world's most beautiful bays, Villefranche-sur-Mer sits on the steps of a natural amphitheatre - the terraced hills of the Riviera - gazing out over the sea. The plentifu..

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