No HEALTH PASS required at RUBAN VERT. Reservations can be made either from our website or on site. Before going to our bases, consult our Covid-19 protocol in "Our news" and we remind you that wearing a mask is mandatory on our bases until boarding.

Electric boats hire in Nantes, Sucé-sur-Erdre, Vertou and Nort-sur-Erdre
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Nantes – Ile de Versailles

Address: Quai de Versailles 44000 Nantes

Nantes – Île de Versailles boat hire base

Opening of the 2021 season on Monday, April 12th !

The Ruban Vert boat hire base is on the Île de Versailles, just opposite n°39, quai de Versailles in Nantes. This Japanese-style park is only a stone’s throw from the city center. This green haven is the ideal starting point for a trip on the River Erdre.

Become a skipper and hire one of our electric boats to celebrate a birthday, a hen party or a stag do, with your friends or family.

Discover the River Erdre by boat with Ruban Vert

The River Erdre is lined with parks and “châteaux” all the way from Nantes to Sucé-sur-Erdre. For the first 15 minutes or so, the river winds through the city and then, once you get past Tortière bridge, you are out in the open countryside.

You need at least half a day or a full day to discover all the beauties of the River Erdre. You can stop for lunch at one of the restaurants in Sucé-sur-Erdre, or choose to picnic on board the boat. Ruban Vert can provide boats equipped with a table on request.

Our electric boats

Thanks to our silent  electric boats, you can see the birds, ducks, herons, moor-hens and many other species of bird life at very close range.

More than 30 three-, five-, six- and eight-passenger boats (no license needed) are available to explore « France’s most beautiful river » to use the words of King Francis 1st.
Enjoy a unique experience with friends or family as you glide through a variety of landscapes and enjoy the peace and quiet of the river with our silent, electric boats.

Opening times





 14:00 – 19:00  14:00 – 21:00  11:00 – 20:00  10:30 – 19:30


 11:00 – 20:00  11:00 – 21:00  11:00 – 20:00  10:30 – 19:30
SEPTEMBER 14:00 – 19:00 14:00 – 19:00 11:00 – 20:00  10:30 – 19:30
OCTOBER Closed (except during the All Saints school holidays – 14:00 – 19:00) Closed (except during the All Saints school holidays – 14:00 – 19:00) 11:00 – 19:00  11:00 – 19:00
NOVEMBER Closed Closed Open only on November 1st – (11:00 – 18:00) Open only on November 1st – (11:00 – 18:00)

How to reach us

  • By tram, line 2, at the “Saint-Mihiel” or “Motte Rouge” stops.

View a video of the Nantes - Ile de Versailles base!