After this necessary period of down time required to keep everyone safe, PONANT now has a range of travel experiences to offer designed to match your desires and expectations and the needs of a now transformed World. This Summer will be one of reunions with family and friends and of taking time for yourself to recharge your batteries.

PONANT is going back to the origins of its fabulous history and shining the spotlight on France, which is so beautiful seen from the sea. Next stop the Treasures of France's Wild Shores and the iconic islands of the French Coast! From the tip of Brittany to the far south of Corsica, explore the country's natural jewels and famous regions departing from Bordeaux, Saint-Malo, Le Havre, Marseille or Nice. Experience the sea just like on our expedition cruises and sail off the beaten track in the exclusive onboard decor and surroundings of our discreetly luxurious ships, ambassadors for the French Art of Living.

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Sail with Confidence

The unprecedented public health crisis we have just been faced with has been managed in an exemplary manner by both our land-based teams and our crews, with not a single case of COVID-19 detected onboard our ships. The speed and efficiency of our protocols and our state-of-the-art medical equipment together with the small size of our ships have made it possible to ensure everyone's safety and security. We have put in place more stringent health protection measures and maximised safety levels to guarantee you a completely calm and stress-free sailing experience.

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Uniquely original cruises departing from 5 ports in France

Next stop the magnificent natural spaces and quintessentially authentic landscapes and scenery of France's Coastline and wild, unspoiled islands! From the cliffs of Étretat to the coves and inlets of Corsica (the "Isle of Beauty") and from the Atlantic Coast and the islands of Brittany to the golden shores of the Mediterranean, rediscover the riches of an exceptional natural heritage and enjoy a gently relaxing break away from it all at the heart of one of the World's most beautiful and inspiring destinations, with departures available from five French cities: Bordeaux, Saint-Malo, Le Havre, Marseille and Nice.

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An enriched and high-quality onboard experience

Contemplation and exploration, cultural heritage and wellness, Zodiac© excursions and kayak trips, magical moments on the exterior deck and talks with our experts and special guests, disembarkations on deserted islands and the local flavours of our lands and regions: we invite you to live and experience exceptional moments and share together the passion for the sea that drives and inspires us.

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Ships of Luxurious Intimacy

In keeping with our desire to offer you exceptional voyages in luxurious onboard surroundings, we have developed a range of reduced capacity ships able to access uniquely original and rarely visited ports of call. These ships ensure that each and every person is able to enjoy special privileged moments infused with a delicate flavour of exclusivity and feel as if they are on a private yacht. Equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology, they guarantee the safety and security of our passengers and limit our impact on the environment.

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Book with Confidence

The situation we are currently living through is exceptional and unprecedented. To enable you to book your next voyage with complete confidence,, we have introduced a range of exceptionally flexible, 100% STRESS-FREE booking conditions that allow you to cancel or postpone your voyage without charge and without the need to provide a reason.

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