Sail down the River Erdre, a shrine for the local wildlife, where nature prevails. You will sail past “châteaux”, riverside mansions called “Folies Nantaises”, small harbors and larger bodies of water in a pristine natural environment.
Experience boating as it was when river sailing was one of Nantes’ popular pastimes.
Opening of the 2023 season on Saturday, April 8th!
Our boat hire base is in Sucé-sur-Erdre, quai de Bliesransbach. The town was already a “leisure cruising” center in the early 20th century.
How to get there ?
By car : About 25 minutes from Nantes city center.
By public transportation : Take the tram-train from the main railway station (SNCF) in Nantes and get off at the Sucé sur Erdre stop (35 minutes) then walk to the port (a 7 minute-walk).
Cycling : About 50 minutes from Nantes city center.
Stop for lunch in one of the restaurants on the harbor at Sucé-sur-Erdre. If you are out for the day, stop in one of the restaurants along the docks around Île de Versailles, or in the BM restaurant in Nort-sur-Erdre, 14 place du bassin, depending on your trip.
Discover the Erdre River by boat with Ruban Vert!
Starting from Sucé-sur-Erdre, you can either sail down river towards Nantes and admire all the castles on the way ; or sail up river towards Mazerolles’ plain and Nort-sur-Erdre.
Sail back to our Île de Versailles boat hire base in Nantes
This will take a little over 4 hours in all, depending on the type of boat, and you can then admire all the sites mentioned below:
Sail to our Nort-sur-Erdre boat hire base
You can choose to explore the plaine de Mazerolles. This is part of the Erdre marshes, the ideal place for nature lovers who want to spot migrating bird species and a wealth of unique flora. You will see:
€6 / BOAT
You wish to have fun with family or friends for an even more unique navigation? Ruban Vert offers you a fun and friendly experience with its Rallye Nautic Ruban Vert application.
Our Sucé-sur-Erdre boat hire base has 5 boat models to meet your requirements. We have a fleet of “mousses”, 2 to 5 passenger boats (“le Ruban” and “l’As”) (max. speed 5 Km/h), and the fleet of “capitaines”, 6 to 8 passenger boats (“le Scoop”, “le Set” and “le Most”), (max. speed 8 Km/h). In total, 18 license-free boats are available to explore “France’s most beautiful river” to use the words of King Francis 1st.
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. 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.
|Weekdays||Wednesday||Saturday, public holidays & school holidays||Sunday|
|April, May, June||–||14h – 19h*||11h – 20h||11h – 19h|
|July||11h – 20h||11h – 20h||11h – 20h||11h – 20h|
|August||11h – 20h||11h – 20h||11h – 20h||11h – 20h|
|September||–||14h – 19h*||11h – 19h||11h – 19h|
|October||–||–||14h – 19h||14h – 19h|
* Depending on the weather conditions on Wednesdays