PONANT invites you to discover gorgeous landscapes and exceptional cities during a 13-day cruise between Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. This unforgettable journey aboard Le Bougainville, from the shores of the Mediterranean to the Atlantic coast, will captivate you.
Departing from Civitavecchia (Rome), your ship will set a course for Bonifacio, in the far south of the Isle of Beauty. Veritable fortress sculpted by the wind and the spray, the “sentinel city” will reveal its historical centre and its long cobbled streets.
Then Le Bougainville will make its way to Sardinia and the Port of Alghero. Discover its rich past reflected in its medieval fortifications, its historic centre, and its majestic cathedral
Your cruise will then stop in the Balearic Islands on the well-preserved island of Menorca. Mahon, the island’s capital, will charm you with its age-old history and its exceptional port, which, at 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) long, is the biggest in the Mediterranean!
After a first call at Palma de Majorca, one of the jewels of the Balearic Archipelago, known for its four main islands that are charming, picturesque and discreet, sitting atop the clear waters of the Mediterranean like grains of sand, you will join Valencia, with its remarkable architectural splendours.
Le Bougainville will then sail on to Malaga, the lively cultural capital of the Costa del Sol, before travelling onward to Marbella. From the Paleochristian and Roman remains, in the area around this famous seaside resort, to the heart of the old town, its history can be read in its buildings, in particular the 10th century castle built by the Moors. You will also have the possibility of strolling through the picturesque town of Ronda and discovering its famous Puente Nuevo.
Then, you will discover Cadiz, one of the country’s oldest cities, built on a rock and surrounded by the sea. This call will allow those who wish to visit the superb city of Seville, before joining Lisbon, your port of disembarkation.