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In summer, take the opportunity to enjoy a trip on the water!

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy one of the many river and canal trips that the Loire Valley has to offer, bringing a welcome touch of freshness on fine hot summer days.

Trip along the canals in Briare

Climb aboard for a canal trip starting out in the charming marina in Briare. Travel along the famous Briare canal bridge that spans the Loire over a distance of 662 metres. This impressive metal structure is one of the longest in the world. According to your whim, choose from a one-hour outing or a lunch cruise with lock passages.
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Book your lunch cruise

Canoeing on the Loire with Destination H2O

What could be better than a trip along the river to escape everyday life? This is what Destination H2O offers just a stone's throw from Orléans. Aboard your canoe, as a couple or with family or friends, enjoy a nature centred outing in the heart of the magnificent Loire Valley landscape. Want to extend the experience? Spend a night in a bivouac on the banks of the Loire… Change of scenery guaranteed!
Book your canoe trip with Destination H2O

Discover the Loire with Escapades ligériennes

Climb aboard in the pretty little port of Combleux, between the Loire and the Orléans Canal, for a trip along the Loire with Escapades ligériennes. Glide gently along the water on a futreau, a traditional Loire boat, and admire the full beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Different packages are available: Loire trip, Aperitif trip... Take your pick and enjoy the moment!
Book your trip aboard the Skolvan with Escapades ligériennes
Book your trip aboard the Bateau Ivre with Escapades ligériennes

Trip along the Loire with Les Marins du Port de Chambord

The picturesque little village of Saint-Dyé-sur-Loire is located on the banks of the Loire and once served as the port of Chambord. At one time, the materials used to build the château were transported here. Today, the Marins du Port de Chambord offer a wide range of trips on the Loire to discover the local history and fauna and flora. Climb aboard from dawn till dusk for a unique discovery of the river!
Book your trip with Les Marins du Port de Chambord

River trip under the arches of the Château of Chenonceau with La Bélandre

Board the La Bélandre in Chisseaux for a meal cruise during which you will sail along the river Cher towards the Château of Chenonceau and its magnificent gallery which gracefully spans the calm waters of the river. This guided trip offers you an incredible view of the “Ladies' Château”.
Book your meal cruise aboard the La Bélandre

Discover the Loire and the Vienne aboard the Belle Adèle and the Amarante

The Belle Adèle and the Amarante are waiting for you in Candes-Saint-Martin, a small village at the confluence of the Loire and the Vienne. These two boats will take you on a guided river trip or a lunch or dinner cruise. Why not make the most of the beautiful Loire landscapes and extend the experience with a night on board the Amarante?
Book your trip aboard the Belle Adèle  
Book your meal cruise aboard the Amarante

Cruise on the Sarthe aboard the La Gogane

Time seems to come to a standstill aboard this traditional boat. Enjoy a unique moment in the Basses Vallées Angevines as you discover the local cultural and natural heritage, the history of the bargemen and more besides. This exceptional area is full of surprises and enriching encounters! La Gogane will take you along the river for a unique experience with family or friends in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature.
Book your trip aboard La Gogane 

Travel along the Maine and Loire with the Club Nautique de Bouchemaine

Sit back and dip your feet (or more!) in the water... The valley of the Maine will hold no more secrets from you after a trip in a canoebus (canoes for 9 people), individual canoe or kayak or on a stand-up paddle board. The Château of Angers, the confluence in Bouchemaine, the Baumette plain and its herons, the quays of the bargemen's village of La Pointe... Take your pick! The Club Nautique de Bouchemaine even offers a little extra, with twilight trips available on request!
Book a relaxing activity with the Club Nautique de Bouchemaine

Get some fresh air at the Vertou Canoe and Kayak centre

Choose your trip in a canoe, kayak or on a stand-up paddle board and set off to discover the surrounding fauna and flora. Travel with the Vertou Canoe and Kayak centre along the Sèvre Nantaise which connects Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire and the Loire Valley. It is the last major tributary of the Loire before the mouth of the royal river. Magnificent green landscapes, fishermen, boaters, local wildlife... Exciting discoveries guaranteed!
Book your trip with the Vertou Canoe and Kayak centre


Enjoy a trip with La Toue de Nantes

La Toue de Nantes offers river trips along the Erdre and the Loire aboard a comfortable, traditional Loire Toue boat. Summer outings are organised in season, so climb aboard with family or friends for a timeless moment of conviviality. You can even board with your bikes! Feast your eyes on the stunning natural surroundings and treat your taste buds to a selection of local seasonal produce to enjoy on board... This cruise certainly won't disappoint!
Book your cruise with La Toue de Nantes

 See all the water activities in the Loire Valley here