Explore the scenic Loire Valley
A neighbour of Nivernais, the beautiful Loire Valley presents you with many of the same delights. Stately châteaux, colourful gardens, flourishing vineyards, medieval villages and larger Roman towns all make boating the Loire Valley in France a magical experience you’ll cherish. Stop to fish, take the bikes for a spin, and enjoy Sancerre wine at a café!
- Sancerre fine wines
- Medieval towns & villages
- Gothic Cathedrals
- Peaceful & beautiful scenery
Reviews for Loire Valley cruises
It was an awesome experience. The scenery was beautiful and it was so peaceful. It was also very exciting to explore all the little towns along the way. The boat was very cosy.
True value for money. The starter pack is also great value. You get much more than what you pay for.
Boat very clean esp. bedding! Base staff very friendly & helpful. Instructions on driving boat etc. patiently & clearly given!. The lockkeepers friendliness & help was also well appreciated.
Comment fromThe Le Boat team
Dear Elaine,Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated.Your comments have been forwarded to the base team. We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise and hope to welcome you on board with Le Boat again soon.Best wishes,The Le Boat team
VERY GOOD SERVICE FROM BOOKING AND AT ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE
Comment fromThe Le Boat team
Dear Mr Price,Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to learn you enjoyed your trip with us and hope to welcome you on board with Le Boat again soon.Best wishes,The Le Boat team
Great service here in Australia during booking and in Decize. Boat was fine with good facilities, everything worked!
Booking experience was very good and the agent very helpful. Sadly it all started to fall apart a week or so before the trip when the inclement weather hit France. The email communication was misleading one saying we needed to change cruise start base the other saying it was going to be the same, then the boat we'd booked 12 months in advance for a special international family holiday was no longer available. Despite obvious and long term damage to the canal we were advised to go to Chatillon Sur Loire where we sat for two and a half days before the obvious was confirmed and sailing from that base cancelled. We were transported to our planned end base and were able to enjoy several days on the canal albeit without the air conditioning we had specifically wanted on the boat. Getting refunds for services not provided eg one way trip has been slow. Compensation for the disruption is poor.Despite all of the above when we were on the canal we had great fun; the staff at the base stations at least tried to be helpful and other boats with returning guests said this was not reflective of their previous Le boat holidays. The scenery was lovely; the lock keepers excellent and there were great places to moor and visit so I would recommend it as a holiday option.What could have been done better was the response to the canal damage. We met a canal inspector early on the Sunday who informed us that the canal would not be open for a week at least so obviously this information was available before we joined the base station. As we had an early check-in booked & arrived before 11.00am, there would have been plenty of time to have us transferred to Decize on the Saturday and for us to start our cruise on the Saturday evening.
Pretty village with good shopping facilities to stock boat. Excellent restaurants; friendly people and scenic places to visit.