The beauty of a river cruise is that you unpack once because the boat is your hotel for 8 days. We’ve planned special private excursions to wineries but have also taken advantage of the many excursions offered by the cruise company. This allows us to visit many of the cultural sites in and near Nantes and the Loire Valley.
I was also able to present an onboard private tasting of wines of the Loire that we wouldn’t be visiting and to distribute maps and information from the Loire Valley Wine Association.
Here are some of the highlights of our tours of the Nantes area. Please note the special tasting of oysters at La Cigale, the historic brasserie in the heart of Nantes.