Montauban History and Nature Cruise on the Tarn (1h15)

Montauban History and Nature Cruise on the Tarn (1h15)

Commented cruise of 1h15 round trip non-stop aboard the electro-solar boat "Helios Confluences" (12 Passengers) or Helios Explorer (9 passengers) on the Tarn in the town center of Montauban. Discovery of the banks, the island of Pissotte, the three bridges and the emblematic buildings overlooking the Tarn. Observation of fishing birds (gray heron, night heron, cattle egret, egret, kingfisher, etc.), stories of the Tarn inland waterways, special time on the water with family or friends.

Departure and return to Quai des Mouettes, located at 375 rue Alphonse Jourdain 82000 Montauban

Loop on the Tarn over the entire navigable sector in the town center of Montauban (from Moulin de la Palisse to Moulin de Sapiacou) passing under the three bridges in the town center (Pont Vieux, Pont Neuf, Pont de Sapiac).

Descent along the island of Pissotte and its colonies of Little Egrets and herons (grey, night herons). Depending on the season, possibility of observing hairy crabeaters, great egrets, great cormorants, herring gulls, black-headed gulls, kingfishers, black and royal kites, peregrine falcons, etc.).

European Beaver and European Otter are back in Montauban thanks to the dense riverine forests present on the banks.

Passage at the foot of the Cours Foucault, the Chaussée des Albarèdes and the Moulin de le Palisse (magnificent 18th century mill visible only from the water).

Go up along the Treil district, the mansions of Villebourbon, Sapiac, to the Moulin de Sapiacou. U-turn at the foot of the lock and remarkable view of the Notre Dame de l'Assomption Cathedral, the Saint-Etienne de Sapiac church, the Saint-Jacques church and the Ingres Bourdelle Museum.

Return to the Quai des Mouettes.

Unmissable activity in Montauban.

Maximum Capacity: 9 passengers on board Helios Explorer, 12 passengers on board Helios Confluences (babies count as adults). Groups on request with flotilla departure from the two boats (21 people each time, 30 people from May 1, 2024).

Cruise available all year round, except in cases of force majeure (poor navigation conditions, breakdown, health restrictions).Possibility of creating a slot on request by calling Nicolas Perie on +33 (0)5 82 81 15 15 .

Payment on site by credit card only.
Mandatory reservation.

NB. Individual reservations may be canceled in the event of insufficient reservations. Thank you for your understanding.

The Compagnie Fluviale du Midi also offers unusual accommodation all year round in our Péniche Hôtel Gaïa, based at the Montauban Canal Port. We accept overnight reservations for 1 to 9 people. Learn more


Maximum Capacity:21 person(s)
Duration 75 minute(s)

Confirmation  Immediate


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Meeting place

Quai Des Mouettes
Rue Alphonse Jourdain