It is in Montsoreau, in the shadow of the castle, about a hundred meters from the campsite Isle Verte,that is moored theEtoile qui rit. This typical Loire boat built of Douglas pine welcomes you for gourmet walks on the last wild river in Europe! These cruises are offered by Loire Vins Aventure. From a short walk to a day trip, the possibilities are many.

From that flat-bottomed boat, In order to navigate in a low water height, you will discover the beautiful landscapes of the Loire and the confluence with Vienna: Montsoreau, Candes-Saint-Martin, Chinon, Saumur, etc. will be on the program of your cruise according to the formula you have chosen (from 2 hours to the whole day / for groups of 10-12 people / do not hesitate to ask us at the reception to arrange an outing). During your walk on the Loire you can admire the nesting and migratory birds that nest on its islands and along the banks as well as the superb heritage of the Loire. Letting yourself be carried to the peaceful rhythm of the river is another way to discover and appreciate Montsoreau and its region.

Gourmet tour on the Loire

If you wish, the cruise can be embellished with a discovery of Saumur wines in the company of Denis Retiveau, winemaker of the Champs Fleuris estate in Turquant, a stone’s throw from Montsoreau: White Saumur, rosé, Saumur Champigny, cremant de Loire blanc and Crémant de Loire rosé will delight your taste buds while the wild landscapes of the Loire delight your eyes. It’s an original way to taste our delicious Saumur wines, combining their fragrances with the landscapes where they were designed.

If you would like to arrange a boat trip on the Loire, don’t hesitate to come and see us at the reception. We can arrange it for you.

For more information on the cruises on the Loire de l’Etoile qui Rit as well as on the wines of the Domaine des Champs Fleuris, you can visit these websites: for cruises for wines