From Montreal, set sail aboard Le Dumont-d’Urville for the vast unspoiled expanses of the North American continent.
Your ship will first call at Quebec City, capital of Canada’s Beautiful Province, located on the St. Lawrence estuary and founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608. Do not miss discovering this charming and lively city where the historic neighbourhood of Old Quebec, with its ramparts and fortifications, is listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.
You will then enjoy a magnificent sail that will allow you to get as close as possible to many marine mammals taking refuge in the dramatic fjord of Saguenay Bay.
At the mouth of Saguenay River, you will reach Tadoussac. This National Park is also an unmissable site for whale watching as the mammals gather to feed before winter. Further on, you will reach Percé, one of the most scenic villages of Quebec, close to a National Park famed for its natural, historical and geological heritage.
Le Dumont-d’Urville will then cruise along the coasts of Nova Scotia, home to great historical towns and villages of unrivalled cachet.
Then you will head south to Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, discovered by Samuel de Champlain in 1604. This small bustling town on the north-east coast of the state of Maine is a seaside resort whose appeal lies in its stunning landscapes, including those of Acadia National Park.
At the tip of the Cape Cod peninsula, the East Coast atmosphere is reminiscent of the chic and discrete charm of the French west coast, with beautiful houses, ocean spray and an easy lifestyle. This is also a very popular holiday destination for important figures in American politics.
This trip will end in Gloucester, the oldest port in the United States.