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- A 100 % Spanish cruise to discover the landscapes, architecture and history of Spain's east coast.
- Numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Antoni Gaudí's creations, the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall and the Hospital of the Holy Cross and St Paul in Barcelona; the Llotja de la Seda in Valencia; the Alhambra of Granada from Málaga; the tower of Belem and the monastery of Jeronimos in Lisbon (disembarkation port).
- Discover the Balearic Islands including Palma de Mallorca, their capital.
- The contemporary art collection of the Centre Pompidou Málaga.
- Opportunity of a private tour by night at the Alhambra in Granada (prereservation and prepayment mandatory, limited availibilities).
- The Andalusian city of Cadiz, one of the oldest cities in the Western Mediterranean.
- Staterooms & Suites
- LE LYRIAL
- Port of call & excursions
- Guest(s) Lecturer(s)
- Pre/Post & Overlands
Staterooms & Suites
Superior Stateroom €2,850 Available Deluxe Stateroom €3,070 Available Prestige Deck 4 €3,250 Available Prestige Deck 5 €3,350 Available Prestige Deck 6 €4,000 Not Available Deluxe Suite €4,640 Available Prestige Deck 5 Suite €5,830 Not Available Privilège Suite €6,000 Not Available Grand Deluxe Suite €6,310 Not Available Grand Privilege Suite €9,660 Not Available Owner's Suite €9,750 Available
Fourth ship in this superb series loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Lyrial like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 122 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.
We have been inspired by the destinations we visit and decided to create a subtle variation around a palette of blues. Ranging from the luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in Mediterranean coves, it also includes the blue light of the future pole star.
Port of call & excursions
BarcelonaEmbarkation 16/10/2020 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 16/10/2020 at 18H00 .
Located on the seashore between the mountains of Montjuïc and Tibidabo, Barcelona offers its many visitors a perfect blend of tradition and modernism. Truly an open-air museum, the “prodigious town” reveals an astonishing range of artistic treasures and museums, combining Roman ruins, medieval districts and a number of avant-garde elements from the 20th Century. Over the years, it has been marked by some of the greatest artists, such as Picasso, Miró or Gaudí, most of whose work has been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Take the time to stroll along the Ramblas and enjoy the gentle, typically Mediterranean lifestyle of the capital of Catalonia.
17 October 2020 – Palma de Mallorca, Balearic IslandsArrival 17/10/2020 early morning. Departure 17/10/2020 early evening.
Palma de Mallorca will reveal its many treasures: idyllic coves, majestic limestone cliffs that plunge into the clear sapphire- and turquoise-coloured waters of the Mediterranean, and vast plains planted with almond trees, olive trees and vineyards. When your ship calls at the capital of the Balearic Islands, take a walk to discover its emblematic monuments, such as its famous cathedral, and amble through its old streets. Here, like a painting, the island’s historical heritage forms a backdrop to the lively and warm cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Mediterranean.
18 October 2020 – ValenciaArrival 18/10/2020 early morning. Departure 18/10/2020 late evening.
Valencia - the city of Art and Sciences. Two hearts beat in this Spanish city: one is modern, avantgarde and almost futuristic; the other is more provincial, more traditional and nostalgic. Valencia has the temperament of a great Mediterranean city whose wide avenues form a border around the old town. The city has an abundance of architectural styles that coexist harmoniously, but above all it resolutely embraces the 21st Century with the futuristic structures of its Agora congress centre and City of Arts and Sciences, emerging from a crystal blue pool.
19 October 2020 – At seaArrival 19/10/2020. Departure 19/10/2020.
20 October 2020 – MálagaArrival 20/10/2020 early morning. Departure 20/10/2020.
A historical and festive town, Malaga is located in Andalusia, on the Costa del Sol. Between the marina and the beaches, the seaside promenade of La Farola offers an ideal setting for strolling and relaxing. Set slightly further back, the Malagueta bullring is one of the emblematic sites of the city. From the hill overlooking the old town, one can see Gibralfaro castle and the Alcazaba, two fortified ensembles rising out from the cypresses and maritime pines. To visit Pablo Picasso’s birthplace, you will go first to the courtly plaza de la Merced. A few streets back from here, you can explore the museum dedicated to the artist, in the Buenavista palace.
21 October 2020 – CadizArrival 21/10/2020 midday. Departure 21/10/2020 late evening.
Andalusia’s Cadiz is located on the Costa de la Luz, in the south-west of Spain. From the beaches of Cortadura, to the flamenco bars of Santa Maria, through the colourful streets of la Viña, you will be amazed by this city, which is both steeped in history and extremely festive. In the medieval El Pópulo district, you will stroll along covered passages in the narrow gaps between houses. You will also be able to mosey around the lush Mina square. The star of the show is the magnificent cathedral and its dome crowned with yellow porcelain, presiding above the Ocean.
22 October 2020 – At seaArrival 22/10/2020. Departure 22/10/2020.
LisbonDisembarkation 23/10/2020 at 07H00 .
Portugal’s capital city located on the banks of the Tagus, only a few kilometres from the Atlantic coast, is a city of exceptionally rich cultural diversity. At the mouth of the river harbour, impose two UNESCO World Heritage monuments, Jeronimos monastery and Belem tower. The Alfama hillside is also worth visiting: known for its fado bars and its Moorish streets, this district is the oldest one of the city and one of the most typical. Not far from there, Chiado’s elegant streets are home to big fashion labels and are an invitation to a bit of of luxury shopping.
Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.
Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, PONANT will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.
Born in Paris April 5th, 1942. Unique witness of his adoptive’s parents singular route, he did pay tribute to them according to several works.
Admitted to the medical university in 1960, he got his professorship in Faculty of medicine Cochin in 1974. He is MD and PhD from Paris Universty.
After three years as of ministerial officer (1986 – 1988), he is elected as an MEP in European.
Parliament and personal scientific advisor to Prime Ministers Edouard Balladur and Alain Juppé.
Appointed as a member of the Economic and Social Council, he is, then, elected as the President of the European Patent Office (2004 – 2007). Founder of the National French Academy of technologies, he is elected as the President and keeps on his commitment to Bioethics.
Professor emeritus, he decides to make a family archive with all documents privately stored by him.
At the same time, he is appointed as a member of the administrative Council of the Pompidou Center as well as in the Claude Pompidou Foundation.
The release of his books has been very successful:
- Remind humanity: ethics, life and death, Payot 1990
- Georges Pompidou: letters, notes and portraits, R. Laffont 2014
- Claude: my mother, Flammarion 2016
- For the love of art: another story of the Pompidou’s, Plon 2017
It is materialised by many talks and conferences in France and abroad, including China.
Language spoken: French, English
Photo credit: ARR
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