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About Canoe Company
Laissez vous guider par les rivieres de Touraine pour decouvrir le patrimoine, la nature, l'ambiance et les couleurs uniques du Val de Loire... Montez dans nos canoes canadiens et partez a la decouverte du Cher ou de la Loire. Passez sous les arches du chateau de Chenonceau, Chenonceaux, ou vivez une aventure authentique et nature au contact de la Loire et de ses iles... Nos plus sur le Cher : Balades sur place sans reservation balades en soiree, balades nocturnes a la lanterne, initiation au bivouac sur le Cher. Nos plus sur la Loire : Specialiste du bivouac courte ou longue distance dans toute la Vallee de la Loire
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SkigirlSteph wrote a review Oct 2019
Owen Sound, Canada103 contributions13 helpful votes
On the Discovery France Cycle Trip, we cycled to the canoe company. They were very kind and told us to try cycling along the other side of the river, to get a better view of the Castle. As we had lots of extra time. So we did, and had the MOST romantic picnic next to the water , over looking the castle. In fact I found an artist in Amboise that did a painting of the exact spot we had the picnic, so we had to purchase it! It is a bit of workout canoeing alongside with the biking, plus at one area you have to pull the canoe out and put back in a few meters down. But totally doable if you are use to being active.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Mingalaba11 wrote a review Sep 2019
Hertfordshire165 contributions70 helpful votes
This was the highlight of our visit to the Loire. If you are reading this review, just go there now and take this canoe trip. You will remember it forever. We were curious so we drove by the Canoe Company to check it out. I haven’t canoed since year 2000. The two staff members were so enthusiastic and helpful. They showed us the clean new Canadian double canoes, the watertight drum (to secure phone and car keys) and told us we could canoe upriver to the chateau in half an hour, though there was no time limit on our rental costing ten Euros each. We were totally convinced. It was superb. The river is slow-moving and quiet with very few others on the river. When we rounded the bend, the view of the chateau was breathtaking. We were able to canoe under the arches and see the chateau from both sides. Our whole trip lasted 90 minutes and every minute was a happy experience.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Hilary wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Was staying with my french friends in Tours. Less than an hour drive from Tours. Hired the Canadian canoes and had a wonderful couple of hours paddling around and under Chenonceau Chateau. Owner spoke fluent English. Had a really fab time. Well worth a visit. Little bistrot nearby. Could spend the whole day canoeing.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Anna M wrote a review Jun 2019
Guam, Mariana Islands576 contributions161 helpful votes
From the reservation, to prepping, to docking, everything and everybody were so friendly and organized. Cher river was so calm and peaceful. Definitely the highlight of our trip.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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claraday wrote a review Aug 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom23 contributions5 helpful votes
We turned up without a booking wanting to do the short one way 6km trip but unfortunately were fully booked that day and next for this (so if you want to do this or any of the other longer trips in summer holidays make sure you book!). However owner (with great English) was very helpful. Suggested we came back at 5pm following day for the 1-2 hrs round trip up to Chenonceau and back. It was really lovely. The light at that time was amazing. 2 canoes for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Proper kayaks and quite manageable upstream and back. And only 10€ each. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2018