Beneath the Stars - 13 km

Découvrir la loire sauvage

“Beneath the Stars” Bivouac - 13km

An excellent outing for children and grown-ups!

Discover the Loire at your own rhythm, set up your bivouac and enjoy a night in the open air.

This is the ideal bivouac for having a real adventure without straying far from home.

Take with you: sleeping bags, tents, food and water.

No campfires in the National Park, but you can take a portable BBQ and charcoal, or a camping stove.

Warning: Do not disturb the wildlife, especially birds, which are protected by law.

You may bivouac on island beaches, but not inland from the beaches; there you will be on private property.

DANGER: NEVER bivouac or land on a sandbank in mid-stream.  It may look solid, but appearances can be very deceptive.  The visible edges of the sandbank may just be overhangs scoured out by the current underneath, which can also have formed cavities in the sandbank itself.  The sand you see may, in places, be only inches thick.

A shuttle will take you upstream to Villebernier.  From there you will descend to St-Martin-de-la-Place, journey’s end.

Two possibilities:

  • You may take all your material with you and choose you own bivouac site between Villebernier and St Martin, returning to the base between 12.00 and 12.30 the next day.
  • Or leave everything in your vehicles, descend the Loire as far as St Martin, then bivouac in the sandy gully at the foot of the base. We shall collect our material at about 10.00 the next day.

Night navigation in canoes is FORBIDDEN.

Alcohol is permitted in moderation, but CANOËS D’ANJOU will not be held responsible for its clients’ behaviour.

The bivouac in brief :


13 KM

  • approximate journey time: 18h00

  • reception and briefing at the base at st-martin-de-la-place

  • reception time: 18.00


for 1 adult


for 1 child
(under 12 years old)

Tariffs include the craft, lifejackets, paddles, shuttle, briefing (and watertight lockers if available).

The corresponding “Tourisme & Loisirs” cards :

Important information

Hire Conditions

Be able to swim 25 metres – have no fear of water.
Children are accepted from 12 years old on the mono paddle
Minors must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to swim.
Children over 6 years old are accepted if accompanied by an adult, and are able to swim.

Recommended dress

Comfortable shoes, swimming costume, tee-shirt, hat, sunglasses.
If the weather is cloudy, warm clothing and a windproof top.

Our services

The price includes :

• Hire of Canoe, Kayak or SUP.
• All necessary boating equipment.
• Watertight lockers if desired.
• Shuttle transport upstream or down.
• Full pre-departure briefing.
• Map covering the area of the itinerary.

Canoës d'Anjou


If you have any specific questions please do not hesitate to contact us by email or by telephone (+33) 06 69 41 27 04.


Yes, we will bring you back to base.  But you must be near a slipway to which our trailers can have access.  We shall give a time and place for your recuperation in function of other traffic on the Loire.  There will be no extra cost.


For all groups of 10 people or more, a deposit of 30% of the total price is requested, to be sent to our business address.

This deposit will not be banked, but will be restored to you or subtracted from your bill on your arrival here.

Full payment will be made on signing the hire contract before embarkation on the day of your reservation.

Payment may be in cash or by cheque.


Yes, we accept animals if kept on a lead.


Yes, we welcome people of reduced mobility, but specific cases may cause problems.  Please contact us beforehand.  Thank you for your understanding.

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