On the Loire River, a night….full of dreams!

How about new sensations? Feeling the rolling motion of the water, the first time you get on board a traditional river boat (called a “Toue”). Or, listening to the water gently splashing against the hull of the boat, in the morning when you wake up… what an unforgettable experience on the Loire river!

Touring the Loire Valley from La Batelière sur Loire

If you wish to live these new sensations, go to the small village of La Chapelle-aux-Naux, between Tours and Nantes. To stay on the Loire River, not far from the old church renovated in the 17th century, you will have the choice either on board two traditional boats, “la Toue Reine” and “la Toue Charme”, built not far from the riverYou can also book a  tree houses or a gite. And to complete your stay in France, here at The Batelière sur Loire, a relaxation and wellness area (sauna and Jacuzzi) is at your disposal!

You will be warmly welcomed by Selma Trova who will give you precious advice about nearby activities. Enjoy this relaxing place and time with this motionless cruise on the Loire River.

No cruise nor travel on rivers, but wine tasting on the Loire River, near the french city of Tours and the chateau of Langeais. Hotel La Toue Reine (la Batelière), Loire Valley, France.

Wine tasting on the Loire River, France – La Toue Reine

Nearby the Loire River, the must-see

Nearby, the village of Bréhémont is worth visiting for 3 reasons, at least:

  • La cabane à matelot: a restaurant led by Vincent Gadais, a Loire fisherman who offers the fresh fish he has caught on his menu. 100% local, 100% delicious.
  • You can rent a bike at “Loire vélo nature”. It is the first rental proposing hydrogen electric bicycles (welcome to the 21st century!). Enjoy a good bike ride (16 km) which will take you to Rivarennes. A stop in this small village is compulsory! You cannot leave the village without tasting the “poires tapées”, a delicious local specialty of dried pears.
  • You can rent a canoe at “Kryzalid’Nature” and make a canoe trip on the Loire River. What an exotic experience!

Bike ride near the Loire River

Bike ride near the Loire River

Romain Gadais, a fisherman on the Loire River

Romain Gadais, a fisherman on the Loire River

Even more unusual: explore the region with a e-scooter or a gyropod and take the direction of the chateau of Ussé. For more sensations experiment the all-terrain gyropod in the vineyards of Nicolas Paget. After this adventure, you will taste Nicolas’ organic wines (touraine, touraine-azay-le-rideau and chinon wines).

For history lovers, other chateaux are located in the neighborhood of “La Batelière sur Loire”: Villandry, Langeais, Azay-le-Rideau and l’Islette. All of them are worth the visit!

The beautiful french castle of L'Islette (in the town of Azay-le-Rideau), in the great collection of Loire Valley chateaux and near the motionless cruise on the Loire River.

The beautiful castle of L’Islette, in the great collection of Loire Valley chateaux

A last suggestion not far from the Loire River? For a day tour, go to the village of Villaines-les-Rochers where many craftsmen have kept the tradition of wickerwork. A short interpretive trail (5,2 km / 3,2 miles) shows the stages of cultivation from wicker to basket.

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Tasty, the french winegrower’s apple pie!

Timber-framed houses

A flight in a hot-air balloon with Air Touraine