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Address: quai Lucien Gautier | Au pied du théâtre de Saumur, 49400, Saumur, France
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+33 6 63 22 87 00
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The best way to discover Loire Valley landscapes around Saumur. An outdoor...

The best way to discover Loire Valley landscapes around Saumur. An outdoor activity.

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Scenic river cruise past Saumur on the Loire

What a wonderful experience. On boarding, we were handed an excellent pamphlet (in English) giving us loads of information about the history of Saumur and its river. As we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 12, 2016
Winegum M
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Saumur, France
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Saumur, France
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

What a wonderful experience. On boarding, we were handed an excellent pamphlet (in English) giving us loads of information about the history of Saumur and its river. As we progressed up the river the delightful young lady would give her commentary in French followed by the English version. The views of the chateau and the town were amazing, and there... More 

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this review

Delihgted that you enjoyed he cruise. Many thanks. More 

Bournemouth, England
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152 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This gentle cruise along the Loire river was a good way to see the valley around Saumur, but it's nothing special really. There is a guide offering info as you cruise along, but she was very quiet so was hard to hear over the sound of the boat's engine. The views are lovely, but I think we were just expecting... More 

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this review

Our tip for a better hearing : avoid to seat at the full rear of the boat. We can also adjust the microphone power ; don't hesitate to ask for. Usually, we try to be not too loudy to respect the environment. And to cover all kinds of requests, we have also sometimes full silent cruises. Thank you for your... More 

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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Very relaxing very pleasant 50 min boat ride with Panoramic scenery both sides of the Loire. Recommend. With a taster of sparking local Saumur vino and cocktail biscuit very nice.

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this review

Loire scenery around Saumur helps a lot to deliver you such a pleasant trip. Thanks a lot for your excellent recommendation. More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

On one of the most hottest days in August we parked for free up at the Saumur Chateaux car park & walked into the centre, through the lovely windy streets. We popped into the office de tourism and purchased our tickets for the boat tour. The boat tour was great, the trip was approx 50mins long with in depth history... More 

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this review

Thanks to passengers for handling adults binocular with care : they hardly survive a season! But we steadily buy new ones. Thanks a lot for your high recommandation writen with style. More 

Northam, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We were there only English people on the boat and the guide was very good. She would do her bit in French and then came over to us to talk in English, having already provided us with English pamphlets to help us out. The trip was a lovely, relaxing way to spend 50 mins and get good views of the... More 

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this review

Many thanks. I fear to add words to yours that are so kind and accurate. The tiny shop Les Docks de la Loire we opened this year appears to be very helpful to give passengers the best infomartion regarding the boat. More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We don't really do the tourist thing but we couldn't come here and not go on a boat ride on the Loire. The trip we took started at 3 we got at the dock about 10 too and the boat was packed so we couldn't sit together which was a shame. Mostly French people on the tour with us and... More 

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this review

On Saturdays, we have only two short cruises at 3 and and 4 PM since the boat sails for two shuttles between Saumur and Montsoreau from 11 AM till 7 PM. This is why these short tours on these first really sunny saturdays were highly loaded. While two days later, we made a total of 5 discovery tours for a... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

We didn't chose a good day but it was the best day weather wise that we'd had all week. The boat was quite full as a group of French elderly and/or handicapped people joined us. The crew were just wonderful, helping and supporting them as they boarded and generally making them all comfortable. Unfortunately the commentary was all in French... More 

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this review

Thank you Nicky for your comment and your very kind apreciation of the crew attitude. We can have different solutions regarding such situation : to make a full two linguages commentary with the micophone or to gather the minority (some times they are French) in the same area to give them a specific commentary at the same time when a... More 

Domfront, France
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

The Loire was running fast and high. It was a bright brisk day and the voice on the telephone had sounded welcoming and efficient, giving me the choice of using either French or English. We made a booking and received excellent directions. Parking at this early season was easy and due to the level of the river we were most... More 

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this review

No comment. We just have to enjoy your poetic and sensible assement. With a lot of thanks. Looking forward your next coming. More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015

this trip on the loire was enjoyable, relaxing and informative if you can follow the fast talking guide ( she was learning so ! ) reasonable price

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this review

According to the proportion of nationalities and the requests of the passengers, the guide may balance the use of Frendh and English.: 100 % 50 %, 30 %,.0 %. I didn't get if you mean a French or English speaking guide. Nevertheless, thank you for your comment that demonstrates your keen interest and that will help us to better fit... More 

Saumur, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2015

When you need a break from chateaus and crowds, this is a great way to go. Bernard (the owner) and his assistant were wonderful about making sure English speakers were attended to on a lovely boat tour down the Loire. On our trip most of the passengers spoke French, but the tour guide had a wonderful written pamphlet that summarized... More 

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this review

Very happy of your rewarding appreciation that, for sure, will be helpfull for many english speakers. Bernard More 

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