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Chalonnes-sur-Loire is a Loire River cruise port and town in France's Pays de la Loire region (Maine-et-Loire department) with population around 7,000. Chalonnes is approx 27 km (17 mi/road distance) southwest of Angers (on Maine River) and approx 85 km (52 mi) east-northeast from Nantes.
Chalonnes is in the Loire Valley (2000-listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site) and its economy is largely based on viticulture/winegrowing and tourism. Chalonnes' Port Garou has a 600-m long quay and in the past served cargo barges transporting coal, lime and wine. These barges went down the Loire River to Nantes.
As cruise port, Chalonnes is included in the schedule of one of Europe's largest river cruise companies - CroisiEurope.
Next table shows a 5-night/6-day itinerary "Beautiful Brittany And Royal Opulence In The Loire" operated by CroisiEurope's ship Loire Princesse (2014-built paddlewheel riverboat).
|Date / Time||Port|
|DAY 1||Departing from Vannes (hotel stay, bus travel to Nantes|
|DAY 2-3 (overnight)||Nantes|
|DAY 3-4 (overnight)||Ancenis|
|DAY 4-5 (overnight)||Chalonnes|
|DAY 6||Arriving in Nantes|
The cruisetour's prices in 2023 started from ~EUR 2330 (~USD 2570) per person with double occupancy.
Chalonnes is also included in CroisiEurope's itinerary "The Loire and Brittany's Ancient Heritage" (the reverse route/from Nantes to Vannes) visiting Saint-Nazaire, Nantes, Ancenis, Chalonnes, Ancenis, Nantes, Vannes, Carnac (Morbihan Gulf/Quiberon), Auray, Lorient, and ending in Vannes.
Chalonnes is crossed by three rivers - Loire , Louet (a tributary of Loire, linking Chalonnes with Juigne-sur-Loire) and Layon (joining Loire at Chalonnes). The town's scenery is also marked by two river islands in the Loire - Ile de Chalonnes (the river's largest inhabited island) and Ile Touchais. Several bridges cross the river at Chalonnes - Pont Chalonnes-sur-Loire (linking the town with Chalonnes Island), Pont Cordez (connecting both islands/Chalonnes and Touchais), Pont Rene-Trottier (linking Chalonnes Island with Montjean-sur-Loire), and Pont du Grand Bras (linking Touchais Island with Saint-Georges-sur-Loire).
Chalonnes' transportation network is based on regularly scheduled AnjouBus and train services (Angers-Cholet and Angers-Nantes railway lines). Three main roads cross the town - D751 (connecting to Rochefort-sur-Loire and Montjean-sur-Loire), D106 (connecting to Saint-Georges-sur-Loire and Chaudefonds-sur-Layon), and D762 (connecting to Saint-Laurent-de-la-Plaine). The A11 "L'Oceane" highway (Angers-Nantes) is approx 15 km (9 mi) from Chalonnes.
Port Chalonnes-sur-Loire cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Chalonnes-sur-Loire, France. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|18 June, 2023|
|ms Loire Princesse||13:00||20:14|