– Welcome on –
There have been no boats plying the Cher for 80 years. The Gabare and the Ambacia are now reviving what is already a distant past and a river tradition steeped in history. Our boats cast off from Chisseaux in Touraine (2 kilometres away from Chenonceaux) and convey you along the romantic, winding river that skirts forested and vine-covered slopes, right underneath the arches and past the world’s largest and most sumptuous Renaissance mansion (built over a river) : Chenonceau.
Commentary : Château de Chenonceau with its four main figures – The Cher history and its dams – Fauna and Flora – Touraine and its vineyards.
Despite numerous interventions by local elected officials and tourism professionals, the Prefecture refuses the installation of the dam on the Cher to allow the resumption of navigation before 27 May.
The two years of health crisis and the disappointments of tourists did not weaken their position.
Our boats remain stuck at the dock until the 27th, late morning.
We will welcome you with pleasure from that date.
Our office is open
From april 1st to september 30th: every day from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 5.30pm
From october 1st to march 31st: monday to friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 5.30pm
- Route -
Boarding point at the lock of Chisseaux (2km away from Château de Chenonceau). Direction : camping de l’Ecluse.
GPS : 10 rue de la Plage, 37150 Chisseaux
– Boat trip from march to october (more details)
– Lunch cruise from june to october (more details)
– Docked restaurant boat from november to may (more details)
Please be at the boarding point 15 minutes before departure. Total payment on the spot (except credit card).