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Sailing in The Loire Valley

Watch that jib

This does not necessarily mean that you have your own boat, but where you cruise down the river enjoying the scenery and enjoying the local gastronomy and wines. Well, this is very relaxing!

In Saumur and Montsoreau you can embark on escorted trips along the Loire river and see the sights of towns such as Saumur, Montsoreau and other towns and villages from the river as well as the birds and animals – ( binoculars are a must).

One trip which lasts an hour provides commentary in English, as well as French, and helps you discover the secrets of Europe’s last river still in a wild state (now classed as a World Heritage site),the section between Saumur and Angers which they have managed to preserve the natural habitat over the 35 kms. of river.

They also offer cruises where you can drink and dine as you cruise, and also have evening trips which often include musical entertainment in addition to dining.

www.bateaux-nantais.fr

www.loirelumiere.com

www.bateauamarante.com

www.cpie-val-de-loire.org

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