Sapphire Princess docked at Le Verdon on the peninsular and we were taken to Soulac-sur-Mer. A beautiful French resort with miles of beautiful beaches.
After leaving the peninsular we had a day at sea before reaching St Peter Port.
Our seven day cruise on Sapphire Princess took us from Southampton to La Coruna, Bilbao, Le Verdon, St. Peter Port and finally back to Southampton.
Day 5 Le Verdon, France: Wednesday, 29th May 2019
The port was surprisingly empty, there were just three container cranes, a large concrete apron and a warehouse and nothing else!
At first there were only a few cars and a mobile crane by the ship. Then three motorbikes and a van arrived, all were French customs.
Our breakfast was in the International Dining Room and as a treat I had the breakfast special of the minute steak, which was excellent.
Leaving le port
Princess Cruises had laid on a shuttle to take us to a nearby town. The ship was operating a ticket system for the shuttle service. Embarrassingly we were able to jump any queues and picked up our tickets in the Savoy restaurant and went straight down to board the shuttle.
As we left the port we passed Nazi concrete bunkers left behind from WW2.
We had expected to be taken to Le Verdon but instead we were taken to Soulac-sur-Mer.
After a brief stop to let off a passenger in a wheelchair, the shuttle took us to a road close by the town’s church. We walked across the church car park to the Rue de la Plage. Around this car park amusement rides were being set up for the town’s upcoming June celebration weekend.
The Rue de la Plage in Soulac-sure-Mer was pedestrianised and we slowly walked down it stopping to look at the interesting shops on both sides.
On the left hand side of the Rue is a covered market and we wandered around looking at all the local produce on offer.
At the end of the street we came to Soula-sure-Mer’s promenade and a road that stretched both to the left and right.
There were cafes and bars along its sides.