Chateaux Of The Loire

France’s Loire Valley is one of the country’s most naturally beautiful regions, and is also home to some of its most spectacular man-made attractions too, with wonderful chateaux dotting the landscape.

Just a short drive from our port in Dieppe, the Loire Valley is the ideal place to explore the history of France, with gorgeous chateaux and gardens to explore.

  • 3 daily sailings in both directions until 30 September
  • 2 daily sailings at all other times
  • Short 4-hour crossing​

Header image credit: ©Chateau et Jardins de Villandry



Set sail across the Channel on our route between Newhaven and Dieppe and in just 4 hours you’ll arrive at France’s beautiful Normandy coast. There’s plenty to do onboard, plus you can pack as much as you like for added convenience, and even bring pets onboard with you too!

Our ferries depart either 2 or 3 times a day depending on the time of year, so you can choose the time of day which suits you best. Once you’re onboard you’ll have access to reclining lounge seats so that you can rest, relax and cruise in comfort. However, if you prefer, you can book a private cabin for a small extra fee too. Each cabin has en suite shower and toilet facilities and two or four comfortable beds.

To book, fill in the booking form at the top left of this page. Prices start from just £39 for a car plus 2 people, each way.

Chateaux of the Loire

Chateaux of the Loire

The Loire Valley is home to a magnificent array of over 100 Chateaux built across the length of the Loire River. Consisting of a wide variety of Renaissance architecture, many of the existing Chateaux are regenerations of important forts and castles which date back to the 9th century!

Chateau Chaumont dates back to the 10th century and is home to a magnificent museum, while the Chateau in Angers hosts wonderful tapestries and was once a prestigious military academy attended by royalty.

Chateau Chenonceau is one of the most iconic chateaux in the region and is the most popular with tourists, although a must-visit from those in the know is Villandry, which was once owned by the family of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Image credit: ©FCharel_CRTCentreValdeLoire

For more information on the Loire Valley, why not check out our Loire Valley tour​, or our blog on the region? ​

​​​Prices are subject to availability and offers may be withdrawn at any time. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions​ apply.


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