Oneway: Châtillon-sur-Loire to Decize
Allow 7 to 14 nights
Sway to the music of free summer concerts, and experience Loire culture as you enjoy your vacation!
Reviews for the The Sparkling Cruise
Finding a pub restaurant or shop open in august!!
Not to go in august and saw lots of pubs restaurant and shops shut
This is our third river cruise with LeBoat under various names that have changed over the years. The secondary purpose in addition to sightseeing is to be able to spend "family time" together our daughter and two teenaged granddaughters. All have become seasoned navigators and a great deal of the pleasure comes from negotiating locks and being "captain". This year I even bought a "Le Boat" captains' hat and insisted whoever was navigating the boat wore it.
We combined our trip with exposing the family to Paris, a city we love, but the whole trip was affected by rain for every day of the 11 days we were in France. We missed a great deal of the beauty of the area by needing to steer from inside the boat. Because sightseeing was not our primary motive tying up for the evening on a deserted bank in the midst of a beautiful surrounding was perfect for us. We enjoyed exploring the small towns on the way.