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Vannes (FR) - Rouen (FR)

02 June - 08 June 2019

6 days, Atyla

From € 490,-

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Atyla:
Vannes (FR) - Rouen (FR)

02 June - 08 June 2019

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Two French Maritime Festivals. Join the Atyla in the Morbihan Gulf, where multiple vessels will be gathered for the Semaine du Golfe festival. Step on board to meet your new shipmates, learn the safety procedures and, finally, sail out. You will round the Brittany and enter the English Channel on your way to Rouen. L’Armada Rouen 2019 will be a unique celebration, connected to the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta. Many vessels will gather there to celebrate peace and friendship in Europe. The festival will take place between 6 and 16 of June and you can stay on board the Atyla for the duration – see the other journey. Open to all Windseekers, minumum age 15 years.

Ports

Vannes is a medieval French town with a distinctly Breton character. The well-preserved old city centre boasts many small pedestrian streets and colorful buildings, so go ahead and explore! Its sheltered location in the Golfe du Morbihan makes Vannes a populair sailing destination, and the surrounding countryside offers beautiful scenery – a perfect setting for a hike! In the summer Vannes organizes a Jazz festival and a historic festival, so you might be in luck when you arrive…

Rouen is a city with long history located on the River Seine in Normandy, North France. It’s also the venue of L’Armada, a sailing festival which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019. When visiting Rouen you can’t miss the Gothic Cathedral and Palais de Justice. For nature lovers the Roumare Forest just outside the city is the place to be, while art enthusiasts should visit Musee Secq des Tournelles – the wrought iron museum.

  • Vannes (FR)

  • Rouen (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 2 June 2019 - 8 June 2019
  • Embarkation: 11:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 16
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: official Atyla T-shirt, accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Epp (20) Estonia

    "The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."

  • Keshan (17) UK

    "It was cozy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."

  • Christopher (16) England

    "I LEARNED THAT I COULD DO THINGS THAT I COULD HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE"

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