Nantes – Île de Versailles boat hire base
Opening of the 2020 season on Saturday, March 28th !
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.
|MONDAY & TUESAY||WEDNESDAY||THURSDAY & FRIDAY||WEEKENDS, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS|
|14:00 – 19:00||14:00 – 19:00||14:00 – 21:00||11:00 – 20:00|
|11:00 – 20:00||11:00 – 20:00||11:00 – 21:00||11:00 – 20:00|
|SEPTEMBER||14:00 – 19:00||14:00 – 19:00||14:00 – 19:00||11:00 – 20:00|
|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)||Closed (except during the All Saints school holidays – 14:00 – 19:00)||11:00 – 19:00|
|NOVEMBER||Closed||Closed||Open only on November 1st – 14:00 – 18:00)||Open only on November 2 & 3 – 11:00 – 18:00)|
How to reach us
- By tram, line 2, at the “Saint-Mihiel” or “Motte Rouge” stops.