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Palais de Loire
Rue du Général de Gaulle
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Tél : +33 (0)3 86 28 11 85

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From April to September: Monday to Saturday 9am-12pm (in July-August 12.30pm) and 2pm-6.30pm.
Sunday 10am-12.30pm (in July-August 1pm).
From October to March: Tuesday to Saturday 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday.


Tour du Pouilly-Fumé
30, Rue Waldeck Rousseau

Tél : +33 (0)3 86 24 04 70

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February, March, November and December: 2pm-6pm. Closed on Mondays.
April, May, June, September and October: 10am-1pm and 2.30pm-6.30pm. Closed on Mondays.
July and August: 10am-7pm every day.

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Boat and canoe trips

Boat trips with Loire Adventure Exploration

Do you want to enjoy a beautiful boat trip on the Loire ? Then come aboard "Destinée", a modern and comfortable boat, in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire.
For an hour, you will descend the river in the direction of Myennes to discover wilder environments. That commented cruise is starting from the quay of the Place de la Pêcherie (round trip). You’ll be surprised by the beauty of the untouched natural landscapes of the Loire !

If you want to add a gastronomic touch to that cruise, that’s possible too. During the excursion, you can taste quality French artisan products on board like goat cheese, spreadable products, candies, lemonade and fruit juice...

Fare per person : adult 15 €, children from 5 to 13 years old : 10 €. Booking is mandatory at least 24 hours in advance. Maximum 10 people on board.
Commented cruise trip with tasting option : 25 € per person. Booking at least 3 days before. Maximum 12 people on board.

Bookings by phone : +33 (0) For more information, visit the following website :


Did you know that you can also admire the barge "Princesse de Loire" in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire ? Once on the docks, you can see it. This barge was built in 2013 by the Association des Gabarriers du Haut Val de Loire. Every year, during the Fête de la Loire, you can get on board and cruise on the Loire with bargemen.

And to find out more about these specific boats, head to the Musée de la Loire in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire. Its collection is essential to fully discover the region's treasures and its rich past (ship models, Fine Arts, old tools...).

Canoe trips with the Canoe-Kayak Club Marcel Renaud

The Canoe-kayak Club Marcel Renaud is located on the Ile de Cosne. Coming from Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire, cross the Loire bridge and turn right.

The club offers canoe and kayak rentals, on your own or supervised, for individuals but also sports groups, schools and associations. Take half a day, a full day or more to go down the Loire river.
Rentals upon request all year long. In June and September : weekends. July-August : every day.
Half-day prices : adults 16€/person, children under 10, 5€/person. Daily rates : adults 22€/person, children under 10, 9€/person.

Information by phone +33 (0) or +33 (0)

Canoe trips with the Canoe-Evasion Club

Canoe-Evasion is located on the Ile de Cosne. Coming from Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire, cross the Loire bridge and turn left. The center is located in front of the entrance of the campsite.

Canoe and kayak rentals : to discover the Loire river freely and appreciate its landscapes in a different way, embark with family or friends, on canoes and kayaks for half a day, a day or more. From April to the end of October.

Excursion with a guide : excursion in a large 12-seaters Canadian canoe with an experienced instructor. Duration from 1 to 2 hours depending on the itinerary chosen. Moment of relaxation guaranteed.

The center is open every weekend in April, May, June, September, October and every day in July-August.
Prices : from 12€ for adults and 5€ for children aged 6 to 12.

Information by phone +33 (0) or on

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