After boarding your ship in Honfleur, you will call at Cherbourg. This city is home to the largest artificial harbour in Europe. Before the advent of air travel, Cherbourg had a proud reputation thanks to its transatlantic passenger terminal.
During your stop in Saint-Malo, a town famous for the legendary Route du Rhum yacht race, lose yourself in the diversity of its heritage, stroll along its rampart walks, and fall under the charm of the city of privateers.
Belle-Île-en-Mer, to the south of Brittany, will be one of the key ports of call. The Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived for a while in the village of Kervilahouen on this island.
You will then reach the beautiful fortified city of Talmont-sur-Gironde and sail near the Cordouan Lighthouse, which guides sailors into the entrance of the Gironde Estuary, before reaching the wine capital, Bordeaux.
Le Champlain will then head for the capital of the Spanish Basque Country, Bilbao. Between daring architecture and the continuation of its ancestral traditions, you will be able to witness the city’s unique energy.
Your journey will continue to Galicia and the city of Vigo, the biggest fishing port in Spain. Not far from here, Santiago de Compostela awaits you. This unmissable pilgrimage destination is home to a number of monuments from the Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque periods, testimony to its illustrious past.
From the port of Leixoes, you will sail to Porto. The capital of the northern region, this ‘city of granite’ is not only known for its wine, but also for its remarkable historic town centre which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Your journey will conclude with a visit to Lisbon. This city with its nostalgic charm has a unique personality, a blend of tramways, museums and listed buildings.