This sightseeing cruise is a must for visitors to Nantes. Leaving from the city and heading out into the countryside, come discover the historical heritage of the region’s capital in a unique way. Step aboard one of Bateaux Nantais’ sightseeing boats for a wonderful cruise along the Erdre with commentary.
The Erdre: “The most beautiful river in France” according to Francis I of France
Discover the treasures of the Erdre on a unique journey with Bateaux Nantais.
Gaze upon the changing landscapes, with no two alike, as the rural setting gives way to the town while you journey along some fifteen kilometres. The Erdre Valley is a listed site and part of the European nature protection area network: Natura 2000.
Relax as you drift along on this journey following the river’s meandering path and observe the old gardens, fauna, flora, house boats and more.
The Erdre Valley also represents a chapter of French history, which you can read in its architecture.
As you journey along the river, you will see stunning properties, pleasure palaces and manor houses.
So keep your eyes peeled to spot them all, while being soothed by the beauty of this outstanding sightseeing cruise!
Come discover Nantes with Bateaux Nantais, cruising along a dozen kilometres of the Erdre to discover its pleasure palaces, natural treasures, breath-taking landscapes and more.
ERDRE SIGHTSEEING CRUISE
Want to relax while enjoying an outing to discover the treasures of Nantes and its surrounding areas? If you want to combine relaxation and culture, our Erdre sightseeing cruises are perfect for you.
Cruise along the river while listening to a commentary on the various châteaux, Nantes’ heritage and the landscapes. Take this boat trip to be filled with wonder at the Erdre’s wealth of treasures during this sightseeing journey unlike any other.
Boarding : 30 minutes before departure (travel time 1h30 - 1h45) Place : Quai de la Motte Rouge, Nantes Departure : See cruise departures Return : See cruise departures
Tram : Line 2, Motte Rouge station
Friday night to Sunday night :
Free parking available nearby.
Free parking in some nearby streets or paid parking (9.00 am to 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 7.00 pm)
Open year round – Departures according to schedule
No allocated seating
Smart attire required
No smoking on boats
No animals permitted
Programme of special events and offers
Junior Shipmates Cruise (21/12)
21 December 2022
Every Wednesday during school holidays (French Zone B), your children will have the chance to discover the River Erdre! Would-be shipmates are invited to board the Idylle !
What could be more unique than a lunch or dinner cruise for your business and group receptions? Surprise your guests by giving them a memorable experience cruising the River Erdre while enjoying a business lunch or dinner in the heart of Nantes.
Team meetings and product launches? Whether at the wharf or cruising the river, stand out by choosing a restaurant boat as the setting for spending time with your clients, employees and partners. Bateaux Nantais offers business packages to suit your company’s needs.