Discover a PONANT itinerary in the heart of the Mediterranean: join us aboard Le Bougainville for an unforgettable 8-day cruise from the Aegean Sea to the French Riviera, between Athens and Nice. Succumb to the charms of the Mediterranean and its breathtaking scenery.
Departing from Athens, your ship will set a course for the astonishing Corinth Canal. Sailing along this famous sea channel dug out by men in the 19th century will be an unforgettable experience.
Le Bougainville will join the Delphi sanctuary of Greek gods which you will reach via Itea. Delphi is located on a grandiose site that is one of Greece’s most beautiful natural landscapes. You will walk in the footsteps of the pilgrims of old, who came here to consult the famous oracle.
After calling at Katakolon, you will leave Greece for Italy. You will visit Amalfi and its coast, which are magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Perched between sky and sea, Amalfi presents amazing landscapes.
Le Bougainville will then sail to the island of Ponza. On this volcanic isle where Circe was born, like Ulysses you will be captivated by its wild contours, its hidden swimming spots and its small, adorable fishing port.
Bonifacio, a gem in the far south of the Isle of Beauty, will be the final port of call on your voyage. Veritable fortress sculpted by the wind and the spray, the “sentinel city” will reveal its historical centre and its long cobbled streets.
Your cruise will end in Nice, a mythical city on the French Riviera whose age-old culture and natural wonders have inspired artists and travellers since time immemorial.