As the water flows

A 100% Loire getaway

The Loire is the emblem of Saumur Val de Loire. He is a character that we respect infinitely for his different faces. Mysterious, it keeps changing with its ephemeral sandbanks. Serene and immutable, its rhythm encourages letting go, blissful contemplation. Wild and majestic, it invites nature to the gates of cities and offers the attentive eye a thousand and one treasures of biodiversity. Tame it entirely thanks to this 100% Loire programme.

Canoe and paddle: let yourself be carried away by the current

Choose your light boat and enjoy the silence… Aboard a canoe or with both feet firmly planted on a paddle, the current takes you on an adventure as close as possible to the Loire ecosystem. Near the banks of the islands, the nutria and beavers of Europe are busy. In perfect calm, terns, ospreys and kingfishers take flight in your path. Picnics on the islands are allowed: don't leave any trash behind to preserve this incredible universe.

Traditional boat ride

The traditional Loire boats, flat-bottomed toues, now welcome passengers for exotic themed cruises. From the river, the view of the heritage and the splendid little villages takes on another dimension.

In a quiet and friendly atmosphere, the new "bargemen" share the history and art of living on the Loire. Educational, aperitif or festive outing, it's an outing that you remember long after landing.

Sleep on the Loire: a night in a toue cabanée

Some traditional boats have been converted into river lodges, promises of magical nights! On the bridge or sheltered in the toue cabanée, observe the unique landscape that is reserved for you for the evening. On the whiteness of the freestone, the brightness of the moon illuminates castles and buildings as in a dream. In the early morning, sunrise is a magical moment in pastel tones, shrouded in a light mist… Quick, take a photo!

As a family aboard the ecolodge boat Le Martin Pêcheur
Boat ecolodge Le Martin Pêcheur
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