Sails on the Loire

From their distant ancestors the Drakkars, our boats have kept the great square sail, the proud look and the ardor to go up the rivers … but no more question of plunder and robbery! Our spoils: the light of the Loire, the observation of its fauna, the charm of its islands … Come and take your share! A little upstream of Tours, along the hillsides of Rochecorbon and Vouvray, our association offers you all year long river walks, sessions of training in navigation Ligerian, bivouacs … When the winds are favorable, we send the sail if we use the engine, rowing or blunder. In all circumstances, we plan a part of the circuit in soft mobility (without engine) to better taste the rhythm of the river.

Our prices

1h30 Boat day walk*

Adult: 20 €
Children*: 12 €

Boat walk at dawn or dusk of 2h30*

Adult: 36 €
Children*: 16 €

* Provide appro­pri­ate cloth­ing and equip­ment for the pro­ject (eg addi­tional pair of bin­ocu­lars) – Child rate up to 12 years.

Provision of a boat with pilot

120 € / hour
  • Boat walk of 2 hours min­imum
  • 30% sur­charge before 9am and after 7pm

The asso­ci­ation offers many ancil­lary ser­vices: even­ings on the islands, pic­nics, fish­ing parties and animal carts, biv­ou­acs, multi‐day treks, cater­ing, set­ting up adap­ted shel­ters, cul­tural or sci­entific ser­vices … Price on request.

Summer boat rides

Pic­nic on an island, look for beaver tracks, watch the birds, watch the set­ting sun…

Being in Touraine, near an agglom­er­a­tion and feel­ing at the end of the world, such are the pleas­ures that Loire gives us! We can let ourselves drift with the cur­rent or hoist the sails and go up the river…

We can also priv­ilege a them­atic (lit­er­at­ure, music) and make it the thread of our walk.

Sundays of the Rabouilleuse

From April to Octo­ber, the first Sunday of each month, at 19h, we wel­come on board a spe­cial­ist of a nat­ur­al­istic or her­it­age dis­cip­line and we share some of his know­ledge in the fields ento­mo­lo­gical, orni­tho­lo­gical, lit­er­ary, astro­nom­ical, oen­o­lo­gical etc. . The access to these anim­a­tions is lim­ited by the capa­cit­ies of our boats * but it is open to all (adults and teen­agers) on reser­va­tion. The cal­en­dar appears in «La Bourde» our news­let­ter and in the doc­u­ments of the County Council of Indre & Loire. This anim­a­tion is part of an envir­on­mental enhance­ment pro­gram for the «Métairie» island, a sens­it­ive nat­ural area ini­ti­ated by the County Council.
*24 people spread over two boats sail­ing «in pairs».

The bivouacs

Go for sev­eral days on rafts, boats and canoes, biv­ouac on islands, live immersed in a pre­served envir­on­ment … A sin­gu­lar exper­i­ence that offers us the Loire. In the part on which we evolve, the river is a pub­lic space and it is not sub­ject to the rules of nav­ig­a­tion. How­ever, it remains fra­gile and belongs to the World Her­it­age of Human­ity (UNESCO), that is to say whether to be del­ic­ate and respect­ful in its approach. The boat­men who accom­pany you are envir­on­mental edu­cat­ors, they will know how to make you «taste» the thou­sand resources of the river while lim­it­ing the weight of your eco­lo­gical foot­print. This exper­i­ence is open to indi­vidu­als and groups (school, hol­i­day cen­ter, asso­ci­ations …).

Join us

Com­ing from Tours, go along the Loire by its north bank on the Quai Mar­mou­tier, pass the round­about Jean Le Rest, con­tinue along the Loire on the D952 for 800 m, at a place called Saint Georges, take a drive­way to right and imme­di­ately the park­ing on the left. Con­tinue on foot (30 m) towards the Loire. If you come from Vouv­ray, cross Rochecor­bon, pass Lulu Park and con­tinue to the round­about Jean le Rest and turn around. Do not hes­it­ate to come by bike: we are 4 km from the cen­ter of Tours

Contact us

You can contact Clément Sirgue, environmental educator and boatman from Loire to

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