Bateau l'Hirondelle

Atlantic Loire Valley
Trips and Tours

Take a relaxing cruise on board the Hirondelle boat, which takes up to 118 passengers, on the river Mayenne. Trips depart from Chenillé Changé, Grez Neuville or Angers. Meals can be served in the restaurant on board.

Open all year. Booking in advance is essential - check website or phone for further information.

10% discount on all trips for Brittany Ferries customers.


Places to visit nearby

Angers in Atlantic Loire Valley is an artistic city on the banks of the River Maine, that is steeped in medieval history and full of beautiful gardens and parks.

Laval in Western Loire is a pretty town on the Mayenne river where a charming château sits on a rocky outcrop, and some remarkably well-preserved Gallo-Roman baths can be found nearby.

Saumur in Atlantic Loire Valley is easily recognised by its fairytale chateau and is famous for its association with horses - the area around the town is even known as the Kingdom of the Horse.

Nearby attractions

The vast floodplains of Basses Vellées Angevins are located at the north and south of Angers where they are crossed by 3 rivers - the Mayenne, the Sarthe and the Loir, which come together to form the river Maine.

The first of its kind in Europe, Terra Botanica is a fun and educational plant-life theme park to explore and discover through interactive activities. Amongst the 110,000m² of gardens, aquatic areas and glasshouses you'll find...

The main event of this museum is Jean Lurçat's 'Chant du Monde', the 'Song of the World' tapestry whose 10 panels are Lurçat's version of a modern Apocalypse Tapestry.