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Erdre river cruise

01.10.2021 - 30.11.2021

River tourism on the river Erdre with the Bateaux Nantais to discover castle, "Folies", fauna and flora.

Discover the richness of the river Erdre with a guided tour, learn about its history, its chateaux and its flora and fauna (duration 1h45). From the Motte Rouge bridge to the Château de la Gascherie.

Lunch / dinner river Erdre cruises (duration: 2h30).Discover the Erdre in cruising lunch and dinner and about 20 inaccessible manors, madness and castles in their bosky bower. Share a unique moment over a service and gastronomy of quality. Dates and times: please enquire.  

Starting on July 21st, a EU Digital covid certificate will be required to access cultural venues for visitors 18 and up. Then, as of September 30th, from 12 and up. For more information on acceptable documents, please visit:

Sanitary measures: distance 1 seat out of 2 occupied, compulsory wearing of a mask, hydro-alcoholic gel available on board, complete cleaning of the boats between each cruise.


Excursions on the river Erdre: Booking recommended
March - April and October - November : Sundays and bank holidays 15.30
From 29th May - June : daily 15.30
July - August - September : daily 15.30. Additionnal departure on Sundays and bank holidays 10.30.


Free for Pass Nantes card holders (booking by Nantes Tourism)

Guided excursion : 13,50€ adult / 6,50€ child / 9,50€ student

Family Pass : 36€ (booking by phone)


Gare fluviale
Place Waldeck Rousseau
44300 Nantes
Tramway line 2 : arrêt "Motte Rouge" luggage non autorized on board or in the station.


02 40 14 51 14


Accessible only for people in manual wheelchair. There are 2 reserved parking places nearby. An elevator provides access to the docks. Toilets accessible for peoplein wheelchair only before boarding.

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