The Top 5 open-air cafés along La Loire à Vélo

The Top 5 open-air cafés along La Loire à Vélo © Lazi Claudio - CRT Centre-Val de Loire

Published on 17/06/2016

What about going out on the waterfront?

During the Summer

Without a doubt, the place to go to party, dance, have a drink, eat a snack or simply enjoy the sunset, open-air cafés open their doors to you during the summer days of La Loire à Vélo!

We have chosen five of them and there is something for all tastes :-)

La Sardine in Orléans


On the quays of Châtelet, this café offers a musical programme during the entire summer season.  It also organizes dance initiations every Sunday, lively dances on Friday evenings, folk balls, and a seamen’s ball… At La Sardine, we know to party!

  • The pontoon of the Quai du Châtelet in Orléans
  • 15 June to 25 September 2016
  • Wednesday to Friday: from 5pm to midnight - Saturday: from 3pm to midnight - Sunday: from 3pm to 10pm
  • Find out more

Les Tourbillons in La Possonnière

"Special Regional Products"

This typical café on the banks of the Loire in Anjou offers a menu of regional products and wine from the Loire area. Les Tourbillons have also come up with a delightful music programme to guarantee you a dancing summer!

  • Loire riverbanks, Port de la Possonnière
  • April 1st to September 30 2016
  • April, May, September: Friday from 4pm to 1am, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 1am- June, July, August: Tuesday from 4pm to 1am, Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 1am
  • Find out more

La Corne des Pâtures in Baule (near Beaugency)

"100% eco-friendly"

Solar energy, recycled furniture, local and organic catering… The La Baule open-air café is a haven of peace in the middle of nature. It offers a royal breakfast with gourmet delights and artistic and cultural entertainment every day: open-air cinema, concerts, exhibitions, live performances (theatre, clowns, dancing, puppet shows, story-telling)… At La Corne des Pâtures, we don’t do things by halves!

  • Loire riverbanks, in Baule
  • 3 June to 10 September 2016
  • Every day, from 9am to midnight
  • Find out more

La Cantine du Voyage in Nantes


An unusual, welcoming space, La Cantine du Voyage has become the unmissable summer spot in Nantes. A restaurant and a place to relax and play games at the same time, la Cantine du Voyage has even created its own vegetable garden in the urban setting for growing tomatoes, salads, radishes, cucumbers… all of which are used to compose the “Cantine’s little salad”. An original place full of life!

  •  Quai des Antilles, Nantes
  • 4 May to 2 October 2016
  • Every day, from 11am to midnight Sunday to Friday, and until 2am on Friday and Saturday
  • Find out more


Tours sur Loire in the Touraine capital


For its 10th anniversary, Tours sur Loire is bringing together more activities and entertainment than ever at the foot of the Pont Wilson. Multidisciplinary spectacles, concerts, “dance” aperitifs, participative cooking workshops, ‘gabare’ (traditional Loire river boat) trips, cinema, body awareness sessions, a piano open to the public… This year, the key focus of the programme is young people and families!

  • At the foot of the Pont Wilson, in Tours
  • 13 May to 25 September 2016
  • Every day of the week, from 11am to midnight
  • Find out more
So, are you convinced that the open air cafés are the place to be this summer?
It’s up to you to discover them now…

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